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Schoinousa, Naxos, Cyclades,South Aegean

Castle of Schoinousa

  
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Castle of Schoinousa
Location:
At the eastern coast of the small island of Scoinousa in Smalll Cyclades
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Naxos
• Schoinousa
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 23 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
15th century (?)  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A small Venetian fort overlooking the Fountana beach at the eastern side of Schoinousa island.

It is not known when exactly it was built. Maybe around the 15th century like most of the Venetian fortifications in these islands. The Venetians had captured Cyclades in the beginning of the 13th century when the Duchy of Naxos was created and remained there until the middle of the 16th century.

Schoinousa however was never the fief of some Venetian knight. The castle was used to protect the local population against pirate raids (not always successfully, apparently).


Sources

  • Website small cyclade - Ιστορία
  • Information sent by Mr. Ioannis Dedes



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