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Mylopotamos, Cythera, Piraeus & Islands,Attica

Castle of Mylopotamos

or Castle of Kato Chora  
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Castle of Mylopotamos
Location:
800 m west of the village Mylopotamos, Kythira island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Attica
Piraeus & Islands
Municipality > Town:
City of Cythera
• Mylopotamos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 260 m 
(Relative Height≈50 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1565  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The castle is actually a medieval settlement which was inhabited until the 1950’s. It is also named “Kato Hora ” and is very interesting, as many buildings are preserved in relatively good condition.

The settlement is in a short distance from the modern village Mylopotamos (Greek: Μυλοπόταμος, meaning "mill on the river"). It was named Mylopotamos because there are 22 watermills built along a small stream.

The castle was built by the Venetians in 1565, according to an inscription at the gate. The position controls the west coast of Kythira and the Ionian sea, but the primary usage of the fortification was rather the protection of the local population. Inside the castle there are remains of 9 churches from the 16th and 17th century.


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