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Oreoi, Istiaia-Aidipsos, Euboea,Central Greece

Castle of Oreoi

or Castle of Agios Vasileios  
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Castle of Oreoi
Location:
Oreoi, North Evia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Istiaia-Aidipsos
• Oreoi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 25 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century (?)  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On a hill above Oreos in northern Evia, you can find the ruins of the castle of Oreos or Oreoi (plural). According to legend , the hill is artificial, where thousands of people for years were carrying soil. They had left two underground secret entrances to the castle.

The castle was one of the two citadels that existed in Orei at the 4th century BC.

The castle was rebuilt during the Venetian rule again . In 1275, it was seized by the knight Licario who used it as a base of operations against the Franks.

Today, only a few ruins are visible in the site which is completely neglected. Some parts of the walls of the fortification can be spotted, to a maximum height 2.5m.


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