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Vlochos, Agrinio, Aetolia-Akarnania,West Greece

Castle of Vlochos

or Acropolis of Thestia or Glas  
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Castle of Vlochos
Location:
On a hill north of the village Vlochos in Etoloakarnania in Western Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Aetolia-Akarnania
Municipality > Town:
City of Agrinio
• Vlochos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 688 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Antiquity  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Ancient Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An ancient castle that has been the acropolis of the ancient city of Thestia and remained in use during the classical, the Roman and the Byzantine periods, until the Ottoman conquest in 1450.


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Road map to Castle of Vlochos

Access
Approach to the monument:
From the town Kainourgio in Aetolia-Akarnania turn left to Vlochos (6km). The hill is 2km to the north from there. There is a narrow but paved road leading to the monastery.
Entrance:
The access is free


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