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Castle of Mendenitsa

Last Update: Nov 2005
Castles & Fortresses, Archaeological site MENDENITSA , FTHIOTIDA , GREECE

Castle of Mendenitsa - Overview

   Well preserved castle dated to the 13th century A.D. It is one of the most representative examples of Frankish castles in Central Greece. Two concentric enclosures, 1.40 - 2.00 m thick, interrupted by square towers surround the main acropolis. A bulwark on the north side of the inner enclosure is preserved. The castle was erected on the side of a Classical - Hellenistic enclosure, the building material of which has been employed for the construction of the Frankish castle. The ancient city Pharygai or Nikaia is placed here. During the Frankish period there was the seat of the marquisate of Voudonitsa.
   Restoration works were undertaken by the Archaeological Service .

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