Castles of Greece


Valtaki, Anatoliki Mani, Laconia,Peloponnese

Valtaki Fortress

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Valtaki Fortress
On a seaside hill between Selinitsa and Valtaki, NE of Gytheio in south Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Municipality > Town:
City of Anatoliki Mani
• Valtaki
Elevation ≈ 65 m 
(Relative Height≈8 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
18th century  
Castle Type   Condition
Rather Poor

A fortified complex on a seaside hill, next to the road, 4km northeast of Gytheio, between the village of Selinitsa and the beach of Valtaki.

Almost unnoticed in a territory with many towers and fortified mansions, but it is different: It did not belong to a Maniote family; it was an Ottoman military fort.

It was built by the Turks in the 18th century and perhaps after the Orlov events, i.e. after 1780. Its purpose was to survey the bay from Trinisa to Gytheio and also to guard the border with the independent region of Mani.

The fort had an almost square layout with an area of 2500 sq.m. and a perimeter of 200m. Two cylindrical towers are still standing at diametrically opposite corners and one rectangular central tower 5✖6.5 m in the middle of the northern side.

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