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Nestani, Tripoli, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Goulas of Nestani

or Castle of Kipiana or Tsipiana  
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Goulas of Nestani
Location:
On an imposing rocky hill above the town Nestani of Arcadia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Tripoli
• Nestani
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 1070 m 
(Relative Height≈400 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
shortly after 1294  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There is an imposing rock dominating the village of Nestani in Arcadia named "Goulas" (meaning fort in Turkish). At the top of the rock there are a few remains of a Byzantine settlement and fortress. The name of the settlement was Tsipiana.

The castle was built by the Byzantine general Andronikos Asan after the Destruction of Nikli in 1294. According to another theory, the Franks built first a castle there in the 13th century, which was captured by the Byzantines of the despotate of Mystras after the battle of Nikli.


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