Kastrologos
Castles of Greece

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Raftis, Gortynia, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Kokoreiki and Rafteiki Poulia

  
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Kokoreiki and Rafteiki Poulia
Location:
Around 1 km southeast of the village Raftis in Arcadia, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Gortynia
• Raftis
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 655 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
end of 17th c.  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Refuge-Castle  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Α fortified position hidden in the niche of a rock in a gorge south of the village Raftis in Arcadia.


History

The history of the fortification is unknown. Obviously it was a castle-refuge. It was a Venetian construction according to the road-sign outside Raftis (though one cannot rely on local signs). The Venetian origin is confirmed by the guard-post (guardiola) which is of a characteristic Venetian design.

The Venetians were present in the area only for a period of 30 years between 1687-1715. So, we can be certain that the time of construction was late 17th century or early 18th.

There are no historical records for the construction or the usage of the fortification.


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