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Rocca, Kissamos, Chania,Crete

Fortress of Rocca

  
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Fortress of Rocca
Location:
On a rock above the village Rocca of Kissamos area, 35km west of Chania in Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Kissamos
• Rocca
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 265 m 
(Relative Height≈50 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
10th cent (?)  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
Few Remains
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A castle on a steep rock above the village Rocca in Kissamos area. The time of construction is unknown. It was certainly a Byzantine fortress (and a Roman before) which was not used by the Venetians.

At the SE slopes of the rock, there is also an ancient settlement and, at the top, an acropolis. There are many remains from the ancient site, but almost nothing from the Byzantine fortress at the top.


Sources

  • Nikos M.Gigourtakis , Monograph in the History Department of the University of Crete, “Byzantine fortifications in Crete in the 2nd Byzantine period (961-1204)”, Rethymno 2004



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