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Paradeisos, Nestos, Kavala,East Macedonia & Thrace

Topeiros

  
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Topeiros
Location:
Paradeisos village, on the old NR to Xanthi, 500m before Nestos river bridge
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Kavala
Municipality > Town:
City of Nestos
• Paradeisos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 40 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1st century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Topeiros was founded in the 1st century AD, at the time of the Roman emperor Augustus in a location of an ancient Greek city at the junction of Nestos river with Via Egnatia.

The place was fortified during the whole Byzantine period. The city is mentioned by Prokopios.

The walls were repaired in the 6th century after their destruction in a raid in 549 AD.

Today only some parts of the walls remain.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
The castle is on the road, on the old NR Kavala-Xanthi, after the village of Paradeisos, 500km before Nestos river. There is a road sign indicating the location (otherwise, it is easy to be missed).
Entrance:
The castle is not protected, but the access is impossible due to the thick vegetation. Only parts of the outer walls are visible.


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