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Silimna (Ag.Triada), Tripoli, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Towers at Trikorfa

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Towers at Trikorfa
Location:
On one of the hills "Trikorfa" outside of the village Silimna of Arcadia, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Tripoli
• Silimna (Ag.Triada)
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 930 m 
(Relative Height≈132 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th or 15th cent.  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Outside the village of Silimna (or Agia Triada) of Tripoli, on the road to Vytina and before the junction to Dimitsana, there is a group of hills, the "Trikorfa" (meaning three summits).

At the top of the northernmost of them there are the remains of two towers which must have been part of a castle which, most probably, was Byzantine.

To reach the plateau where the two towers are located, one has to walk uphill from the road. Time:30 minutes.


Sources

  • ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΑ Π. ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΥ, «Συμβολή στην Άμυνα της Βυζαντινής Αρκαδίας: Το Παλιόκαστρο της Ζαράκοβας», Πρακτικά του στ’ Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου Πελοποννησιακών Σπουδών, Τρίπολις 24-29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2000, Τόμος Β’



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Access
Approach to the monument:
Driving from Silimna to the North, stop before the junction to Chrisovitsi. From there you have to walk uphill (ca. 30min)
Entrance:
Like most isolated and neglected towers, the acces is free.


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