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Orfanio, Pangaio, Kavala,East Macedonia & Thrace

Castle of Orfanio

  
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Castle of Orfanio
Location:
Orfanio, near Kavala, East Macedonia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Kavala
Municipality > Town:
City of Pangaio
• Orfanio
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 55 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
18th century or earlier  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Fortress  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the classical period, as well as during the Roman and Byzantine times, the urban center of the region of the delta of Strymon river was Amfipolis.

During the Tourkokratia (Turkish Dominion) the town lost gradually its importance and the commercial activity moved to Marmario, while the military control was centered at the modern village of Orfanio where a small fortress was created.

This small fortress for the protection of the delta was built probably in the 18th century or maybe earlier.


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Approach to the monument:
From Egnatia Road, exit Moustheni. The village is at the edge of the village Orfanio.
Entrance:
Free access


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