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Patsos, Amario, Rhithymna,Crete

Koules of Potamoi

  
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Koules of Potamoi
Location:
On a hill right above the dam of Potamoi, north of Patsos in Rethymno region of Crete island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Rhithymna
Municipality > Town:
City of Amario
• Patsos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 215 m 
(Relative Height≈35 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
after 1866  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the numerous little forts that the Ottomans built in the 19th century, after 1866, in order to control the interior highlands of Crete.

This fort is on a hill right above the Dam of Potamoi at its western side. This region was a passage from the coast to the inland of Rethymno district. The Turks had guarded the pass with three forts.

The shape of the fort is a rectangle 25m✖8m. The external walls are preserved to some degree.


Sources

  • Yiannis Christakis, "Historical Fortification Monuments of Crete (330BC-1898)", Publication "Ktitika Grammata", 2004

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