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Reichea, Monemvasia, Laconia,Peloponnese

Castle of Reichea

or Kastraki of Agios Dimitrios  
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Castle of Reichea
Location:
On a hill east of the village Reichea of Laconia in southeastern Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Laconia
Municipality > Town:
City of Monemvasia
• Reichea
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 500 m 
(Relative Height≈40 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Probably 14th century  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There is no information about this little fortress.

The purpose of the fortress was to survey the bays of Vlichada and Palouggeri and protect the rich region (producing the famous wine Malvazia) against pirate raids.

Most probably it was built in the Late-Byzantine period (around 14th century) when the area was part of the Despotate of Mystras (from 1260 until the Ottoman conquest).


Sources

  • Info and photos by Mr. Yiannis Markoudakis



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