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Volada, Karpathos, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Volada

or Castle of Aperio  
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Castle of Volada
Location:
On a hill above the villages Volada and Aperio in Karpathos island in Dodecanese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Karpathos
• Volada
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 405 m 
(Relative Height≈90 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of a Venetian castle atop the hill Koraki above the inland villages Volada and Aperio in Karpathos.

The castle was built in the 14th century. Between 1315 and 1537 Karpathos was a fief of the Crete-based Venetian family of Kornaros. The castle was probably their mansion and the administration center of the island.

The castle most probably remained in use for a long period after the Ottoman conquest as a refuge.


Sources

  • Information sent by Mr. Ioannis Dedes

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