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Palea, Volos, Magnesia,Thessaly

Castle of Palea

  
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Castle of Palea
Location:
Volos (city center), Thessaly
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Thessaly
Magnesia
Municipality > Town:
City of Volos
• Palea
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
middle of 6th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Walls  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Once an important castle but today we see only a few ruins. Most of it was destroyed in the 19th century.

The ruins of the castle lie at the western entrance of Volos. It covers an area of 60,000 sq.m.

The byzantine settlement was the location of the ancient Iolkos. It was fortified in the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Justinian. Later that century, the people from the nearby big city of Demetrias moved there seeking protection from the raids of the Slavs.

The walls were destroyed in 1889. Some parts of the walls in the eastern and in the western side remain up to a height of 7m, while excavation works are in progress.


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Approach to the monument:
The castle is inside the city of Volos and the access is easy.
Entrance:
There is no question of entering anywhere.


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