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Pournarokastro, Patra, Achaea,West Greece

Pournarokastro

  
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Pournarokastro
Location:
Pournarokastro in Achaea, north-western Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Achaea
Municipality > Town:
City of Patra
• Pournarokastro
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 675 m 
(Relative Height≈100 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century  
FRANKISH
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A square building on a hill over the village of Pournarokastro near Patra in Peloponnese, at the foot of Panachaikon mountain.

The building was probably a Frankish tower and the last remain of a castle which is identified as Prinarokastro, Cumarocastro, Camerocastro, Curnerocastro, or Cazadarocastro in 1364, 1408, 1463, 1467 and 1471 lists of fiefs.

Travelers of previous centuries report one castle and another tower in the village.

The building that still remains today is a ruined square tower of ca. 2.5 m height, built with roughly hewn porous limestones. The lower part of the southeast corner of the tower exhibits a different construction system of larger well-cut blocks. Remains of walls and rubble piles around the tower could be associated with a circumference wall.


Sources

  • Konstantinos Kourelis, 2003, “MONUMENTS OF RURAL ARCHAEOLOGY MEDIEVAL SETTLEMENTS ΙΝ ΤΗΕ NORTHWESTERN PELOPONNESE”, Presented to the Faculties of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, pag.369-370



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