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Summary

Fortress of Karystos

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Karystos

Karystos

Bourtzi of Karystos

Bourtzi of Karystos

Marmari

Marmari

Cylindroi

Cylindroi

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The hanging hill where the present-day castle now stands was first fortified by the Byzantines in 1030. The medieval Castello Rosso was constructed on Byzantine foundations by the baron Ravano dalle Carceri a Lombard lord to whom the feud of Karystos was granted, between the years of 1209 - 1216.

http://www.kastra.eu/castleen.php?kastro=karystos