Kastrologos
Castles of Greece

lens

Parikia, Paros, Cyclades,South Aegean

Castle of Parikia

or Frangokastelo of Paros  
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
 <  674 / 850  > 
 Castle of Parikia
Location:
Parikia, Paros island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Paros
• Parikia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 30 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1260  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Island Citadel  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parikia is the capital of the island of Paros. It is also called Chora or just Paros.

There is no real castle in Parikia of Paros, just a picturesque neighborhood named “kastro” (meaning castle) where there are some walls and remains of a tower that used to be part of the castle. Even today, one can still see specks of an ancient temple, perhaps the temple of Demeter, which once stood here.

The castle was built by the Venetians in 1260, when Paros belonged to the Duchy of Naxos.


Sources

  • Website paroshoteloasis.gr - The Frankish Castle
  • «ΑΙΓΑΙΟ ΚΑΣΤΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΣΤΕΛΛΙΑ», Χριστινα Λουπου - Ροκου, εκδόσεις ΑΔΑΜ, Αθήνα 1999
  • Info by Ms. Maria Perantinou

Your comments:


Google search inside the site

castle


Road map to  Castle of Parikia

Access
Approach to the monument:
-
Entrance:
The access is free


Other castles around
Castle of Antiparos
Castle of Kephalos
Fort of Naousa