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Castles of Greece

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Partheni, Tripoli, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Mouchli

or Paleomouchli  
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Mouchli
Location:
Near the village Partheni in Arcadia, close to the old NR Argos-Tripoli, 4km after Achladokamos on a conical shaped hill
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Tripoli
• Partheni
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 690 m 
(Relative Height≈30 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1295  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mouchli which today is in difficult-to-spot ruins close to the old National Road from Argos to Tripoli, was once one of the most important fortress-cities of Peloponnese.


History

The castle was built by the Byzantine general Andronikos Asan after the Destruction of Nikli in 1294. It soon became one of the most important fortress-states of Peloponnese..

In 1458 Mouchli was besieged by the Ottomans of Mohamed II the Conqueror. The Turks cut the water supply and the lord of the castle Dimitris Asanis had no choice but to surrender after some days.

Mouchli was destroyed completely and the course of the city and of the fortress ended.


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Road map to Mouchli

Access
Approach to the monument:
On the old National Road from Argos to Tripoli, 4km after Achladocampos. There is no path, but the acess is not difficult.
Entrance:
There is no question of entrance since it’s a hill scattered with ruins.


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