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Agia Sotira, Messini, Messenia,Peloponnese

Fort of Pera

or Castle of Petalidi or Castle of Panyperi or Castello Leone  
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Fort of Pera
Location:
Above the village Agia Sotira, near Petalidi, Messinia, SW Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Messini
• Agia Sotira
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 370 m 
(Relative Height≈150 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
15th century or later  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortress  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Above the town of Petalidi in Messinia and close to the little village of Agia Sotira (old name: Pera), there is a small castle. It was probably a commercial station of the Venetian period.

Perhaps this was Castello Leone, a Venetian castle recorded since 1409.

However, the type of contruction indicates that it may have been built during the second Venetian period, i.e. around the end of the 17th century.


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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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