Serres, Serres, Central Macedonia
Acropolis of Serres
|Serres, Central Macedonia|
|Region > Prefecture:|
|Central Macedonia |
|Municipality > Town:|
|City of Serres |
Elevation ≈ 150 m
(Relative Height≈120 m)
|Time of Construction||Origin|
On a hill dominating the city of Serres there is an important Byzantine castle known as the "Acropolis of Serres" or with its Turkish name "Koulas".
The castle is at a location where an ancient fortress existed before.
The most visible part of the castle is the so called Tower of Orestes which is 20m tall and was built around 1350 by the Serb ruler Stephan Ducan.
Most of the walls and remains of the buildings are from the 14th century, though the byzantine castle was first constructed in the 9th century during the reign of Nicephoros Phocas.
- Photographs by George Syros
- Video by Nicos Lygeros (YouTube)
- Website ΟΔΥΣΣΕΥΣ -Greek Ministry of Culture, article by Sp. Dadaki, Βυζαντινή Ακρόπολη Σερρών
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