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Pidima, Kalamata, Messenia,Peloponnese

Castle of Pidima

  
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Castle of Pidima
Location:
On a rocky hill above -to the SE- the village Pidima, near Kalamata, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Kalamata
• Pidima
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 180 m 
(Relative Height≈120 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
around 1300  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Α castle built on a steep rocky hill overlooking the plain of Messinia and the passages from Laconia to Messinia.

According to the French Antoine Bon, the castle was built by the Byzantines of the Despotate of Mystras around 1300.


Sources

  • Website ΟΔΥΣΣΕΥΣ - Greek Ministry of Culture, Κάστρο Πηδήματος (Greek only)
  • Antoine Bon, 1969, La Morée franque. Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques sur la principauté d'Achaïe (1205-1430), Ed. de Boccard, pp.654-656

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Entrance:
Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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