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Lantzounato, Messini, Messenia,Peloponnese

Saflaouro Castle

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Saflaouro Castle
Location:
On a hill east from the village Lantzounato, Messinia, SW Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Messini
• Lantzounato
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 805 m 
(Relative Height≈600 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
end of 13th century  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Frankish castle on the top of a high rock between the villages Lantzounato and Paleokastro in Trifylia county of Messinia, in southwestern Peloponnese

The castle has two levels, the best preserved being the upper level. Its layout is a rectangular with 4 towers.


History

It was built around the end of the 13th century. This was probably the castle mentioned in the sources as castle of the Savior (Saint Sauver). Nicolas Le Maure was its first lord in 1297. The castle was among the forts handed over to the Despot of Mystras Constantine Paleologos in 1428.


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Road map to Saflaouro Castle

Access
Approach to the monument:
The castle is 28km from Kyparissi (from NR to Pylos, turn left to Sella) and 48km from Kalamata (from NR to Pylos, turn right in Messini). From the foot of the hill there is a 300m dirt road to the castle.
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