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Theisoa, Andritsaina-Krestena, Elis,West Greece

Castle of Theisoa

or Castle of Lavda or Castle of Agia Eleni (St. Helen)  
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Castle of Theisoa
Location:
On a hill south of the village Theisoa in Eleia, Western Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Elis
Municipality > Town:
City of Andritsaina-Krestena
• Theisoa
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 760 m 
(Relative Height≈300 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Frankish castle of the 13th century.

It was built by Hugo de Bruillere, the first Baron of Karytaina who took the region in 1207.

Inside the castle, there was the catholic church of Saint Helen, hence the name of the castle.

In 1302, the castle was captured by Constantine Paleologos, the ruler of the Despotate of Mystras, who destroyed it.


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Approach to the monument:
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Entrance:
Like most ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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