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Ano Moulia, Gortyna, Rhithymna,Crete

Koules of Ano Moulia

or Koules of Raftis  
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Koules of Ano Moulia
Location:
On a hill southwest of the village Ano Moulia near Gortyna in Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Rhithymna
Municipality > Town:
City of Gortyna
• Ano Moulia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 695 m 
(Relative Height≈150 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1866 or shortly after  
OTTOMAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the many small forts -the so called “koules”- built by the Turks after 1886 following the outbreak of the Cretan revolution that year.

This koules is southwest of the village of Ano Moulia near Gortyna. It controlled the passage to the regions of Malevizi and Messara.

At a short distance, there is separate, two-room building for the housing of the garrison.


Sources

  • Giannis Christakis, "Historical Fortification Monuments of Crete (330BC-1898)", Publication "Ktitika Grammata", 2004

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