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Platania, Paranesti, Drama,East Macedonia & Thrace

Acropolis of Platania

  
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Acropolis of Platania
Location:
On a hill east of the village Platania in Drama prefecture in northern Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Drama
Municipality > Town:
City of Paranesti
• Platania
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 650 m 
(Relative Height≈300 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Roman period  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Ancient Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ancient castle and settlement with an ellipsoid layout, inhabited from prehistoric times until the 6th century AD.


History

The construction of the fortress dates back to the late Roman period.

A strong fortification wall surrounds the citadel. There are also additional intermediate fortified enclosures to better organize and protect the citadel. Archaeological evidence (coins, shells, jewelry, metal objects, tools, stone tools, weapons, statuettes, bone tools, glass vases) confirm the usage from prehistory to the Byzantine period.

The acropolis was abandoned in the 6th century, probably as a consequence of barbarian invasions.


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