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Lagos, Avdira, Xanthi,East Macedonia & Thrace

Castle of Poroi

  
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Castle of Poroi
Location:
Porto Lagos, near the old NR, on the strip between lake Vistonida and the sea
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Xanthi
Municipality > Town:
City of Avdira
• Lagos
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
earlier than 9th cent.  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An important Byzantine port in Thrace, part of the fortification of which, around 170m long, is preserved.


History

The settlement was founded in the 9th or 10th century and survived until the 13th or 14 th century.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
The site is on the old NR from Xanthi to Komotini, right after the village of Porto Lagos and before the estate with the big square silo.
Entrance:
The site is fenced and, usually, locked. However the ruins inside can be observed from the outer perimeter.


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