Kritinia Castle

Attavyros, Greece

The castle above Kritinia, named Kastellos, was built in 1472 by Giorgio Orsini to protect the inhabitants of the village from the attacks of the Ottoman fleets. Until the liberation of the Dodecanese, the village was named Kastelli, from the Latin Castellum, meaning castle.


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Kritinia, Attavyros, Greece
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Founded: 1472
Category: Castles and fortifications in Greece


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Johannes Herbst (4 months ago)
Nice castle. Short walk up to it also for very hot days, like when we were there. The view from up there is amazing
andré van elferen (4 months ago)
Beautiful location, the castle has been made accessible a few years ago. It is a pity the works are already desintegrating. With good shoes the place can be visited. Be careful. A nice little bar with a lot of shadow places serves nice Greek coffee. It also sells self produced agriculture products. We can endorse this location.
Tommy Anthonissen (5 months ago)
This place is free to visit and it's still a great place to see. You see that it is missing a bit of TLC, but certainly worthy of your time. Great views
Nikolai Alexander Kulow (5 months ago)
Quite nice little castle. Would have been great to go back in time to see this place get built. The crusades!. Good times..
Mark Benjamin (5 months ago)
Beautiful castle to visit. Amazing views from up there as well. Can park car next to the castle so no long walks. No entry fee. Not sure if entrance to the castle is posseble, we could not find it.
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