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Kaltezes, Tripoli, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Paleochora of Kaltezes

or Paleochora of Arcadia  
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Paleochora of Kaltezes
Location:
Near the monastery of Kaltezes, 30 km south of Tripolis in the center of Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Tripoli
• Kaltezes
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 540 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Middle Byzantine period  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A byzantine castle-city 30km south of Tripoli.

The castle is 1 km from the Monastery of Agios Nicolaos of Kaltezes. There is a dirt road from the monastery to the castle which at the end becomes a rough and difficult-to-spot mountain path.

The settlement used to have a population of around 2000. There are signs that it was inhabited since antiquity but there are no signs of activity in the late Byzantiine-period and later.

One can see ruins of the walls and several buildings, mostly churches. At the top there is a tower and a water tank.


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Entrance:
Free access but it is very difficult to enter and walk around because of the rough terrain


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