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Angelocastro

Post by Etsiketsi » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:08 pm

The Fortress of Angelocastro

On a precipitous rocky peak dominating a wide range of coastline around Palaeocastritsa stand crumbling walls and battlements of the twelfth-century Byzantine Fortress of Angelocastro, not far from the village of Krini. Past ruined postern gate, within the interior and the fortress, the remains of walls, buildings and battlements lie scattered over the rocky platform. When the Republican French occupied Corfu from 1797 to 1799, the fortress was probably used by the military as a lookout post for ships. Later, under the Imperial French, Angelocastro was used as a semaphore station. During the British Protectorate the fortress was completely abandoned and left to gradual disintegration and ruin.

There is a story that the women of Lakones and Krini in an attempt to save their children from marauding Pirates jumped into the bowels of fortress killing them and all of their children.

The fortification is being restored at this time to it's original status.

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Post by Chris » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:45 pm




Thank you Roger for that piece of history. I do like to read of by gone days on Corfu. It makes future visits something more to look forward to in going to see or search for it. Thanks.


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Re: Angelocastro

Post by DCV » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:32 am

Angelocastro re-opened last summer to the public so go take a look if you are fit :dup:

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Re: Angelocastro

Post by Chris » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:03 pm




Great news DCV. Anyone visiting Paleokastritsa, or indeed the Angelocastro, the Forum would be more than happy to see an up to date personal review of what it is like now, and some photographs for the gallery. Great to hear it has reopened again.

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ANGELOCASTRO FORTRESS

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