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Aliveri, Kymi-Aliveri, Euboea,Central Greece

Rizokastro

  
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Rizokastro
Location:
On a hill above Aliveri, Evia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Kymi-Aliveri
• Aliveri
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 135 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The ruins of a Frankish castle on an arid hill above the power station of the Greek Public Power Company (ΔΕΗ) near the village Milaki in Evia.

It was probably built in the first decades of the Frankish occupation of Evia in the 13th century.

The layout of the castle is almost a square. It is not in good condition at all, but at some parts of the walls are preserved up to the crenelation. Inside, there are the ruins of a keep and a cistern. It is said that a 1.5 km tunnel connects the castle with Milaki.

The castle remained in use at least until the years of the Greek Revolution when it was a prison for Turks.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
From Aliveri follow the road to Kymi, Milaki. After Milaki there is a 1km-long difficult dirt road to the castle.
Entrance:
Free entrance


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