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Marmari, Kos, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Fort of Vokkolia

or Fort of Vakolia or Fort of Voukoylia  
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Fort of Vokkolia
Location:
South of the village Marmari at the northern part of Kos island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Kos
• Marmari
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 17 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
15th century  
IOANNITE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Fortress  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A complex of buildings with remnants of a fortification and of a tower in the middle. It is located south of Marmari at a flat region. It is believed that it was built around the 15th century, in the Knights’ period, and it was either a military camp (housing perhaps a cavalry unit) or a farm house with fortifications for the protection of the lords and the workers.


Sources

  • Androudis P., Didioumi S.: Οι μεσαιωνικές οχυρώσεις στον Περίπατο και στις Βουκολιές της Κω.
  • Website Photography by Sophia Karagianni - ΒΟΚΚΟΛΙΑ, ΜΑΡΜΑΡΙ
  • Presented in cooperation with Mr. Ioannis Dedes

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