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Sidirokastro, Sintiki, Serres,Central Macedonia

Sidirokastro Castle

or Issari Fortress  
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Sidirokastro Castle
Location:
Sidirokastro, Central Macedonia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Macedonia
Serres
Municipality > Town:
City of Sintiki
• Sidirokastro
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 155 m 
(Relative Height≈80 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
527 A.D.  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A byzantine castle on a 155m hill above the town of Sidirokastro in Macedonia.

It is also known as Issari Fortress from the Turkish name of the town “Demir Hisar” meaning iron castle. 'Sidirokastro' means the same.

The castle was built for the first time in 527 AD during the reign of emperor Justinian. It was reinforced in the 11th century by Basil II and later by the emperor Andronicos III (1328-1341).

It seems that the castle was important in the Byzantine period to control the raids of Bulgarians to the plains of Macedonia.


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Entrance:
Free entrance


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