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Nymfaia, Komotini, Rhodope,East Macedonia & Thrace

Fortress of Nymfea

  
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Fortress of Nymfea
Location:
Near Nymfaia village, Komotini, Thrace, North Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Rhodope
Municipality > Town:
City of Komotini
• Nymfaia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 360 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century )?)  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A small byzantine castle close to the village Nymfaia, 11 km north of Komotini in Thrace.

It is not known exactly when it was built. Perhaps in the 14th century. It is definitely Byzantine and if it was older, it must have been mentioned in some source.

The fort controlled one of the passages from Filipppoupoli (Bulgaria) to the plain of Komotini through the Rodopi mountains.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

The layout of the castle is almost a square. There were 4 round towers in each corner. The height was 5m and the thickness of the walls 1.8m.

The length of the perimeter was 200 ft.

Today, only a few ruins remain, mainly from the southern wall of the fort.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
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Entrance:
Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach.


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