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Varypetro, Chania, Crete

Catsle of Varypetro

or Castelos of Agia Kyriaki  
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Catsle of Varypetro
Location:
On a hill above the monastery of Agia Kyriaki, east of Varypetro, south of Chania in Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Chania
• Varypetro
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 275 m 
(Relative Height≈190 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
10th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortress-state  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A large Byzantine castle 6.7 km south of Chania, on a hill above the monastery of Agia Kyriaki east of the modern village Varypetro.

It was an ancient castle that was used also by the Romans and the Byzantines. It was in use from the classical period until the first decades of the Venetian occupation. It obtained its final form in the 10th century after the recapture of Crete by the Byzantine general Nicephoros Fokas.


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