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Castles, fortresses & fortifications

Byzantine Fort

  In the area there are visible remains of the Byzantine fort as it was repaired by the Venetians. The remainders of five churches are also visible, some of them dating from the era of Nikiforos Fokas. The fort itself (Roka) is on the west peak of the hill which was the acropolis of ancient Lycastos. The fortifications are visible from a distance as you approach the village of Profitis Ilias and they can be reached by car and a short walk to enter the area within the walls. In the upper castle (east side) are the remainders of the church of Agios Nikolaos and two cisterns. Between the two hills on the north side are the remains of Agia Paraskevi and fortifications. On the west hill are the remainders of the Panagia, which has a north-south orientation, a double cistern, a large fountain, and the church of Agios Antonios which was a military barracks during the Venetian era.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

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