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Agios Ioannis, North Kynouria, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Estella Castle

or Castle of Oria or  of Agios Ioannis Malevos or Xirokampi castle  
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Estella  Castle
Location:
At the location Xirocampi, near Agios Ioannis, Kynouria area, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of North Kynouria
• Agios Ioannis
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 970 m 
(Relative Height≈350 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century (?)  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No more data are available for this castle in the site, for the moment.


Sources

  • Καρποδίνη Ε., Κάστρα της Πελοποννήσου, Αθήνα 1993, 242-243
  • Μπάλλας Α., «Κάστρα της Κυνουρίας. Επισκόπηση των μεσαιωνικών κάστρων της Τσακωνιάς», Πελοποννησιακά ΚΣΤ΄ (2001-2002), 208-210
  • Πέππας Ι., Μεσαιωνικές σελίδες της Αργολίδας, Αρκαδίας, Κορινθίας, Αττικής, Αθήνα 1990, 178, 182-185
  • Ρωμαίος Α., Τοπογραφικά της Φραγκοκρατίας, Πελοποννησιακά Β΄(1957), 23-24
  • Σαραντάκης Π., Αρκαδία: Οι Ακροπόλεις – Τα Κάστρα & Οι πύργοι της σιωπηλά ερείπια μιας δοξασμένης γης, Αθήνα 2006, 152, 155-158

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Approach to the monument:
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Entrance:
Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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