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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David Mellor (2 years ago)
Worth a visit if you're passing by. The best picture of the castle is probably from the carpark! A well maintained stepped path leads up to the entrance but once inside the ground is rough with very limited access.
Dewi (2 years ago)
It's a nice castle to visit. Entry is free and it gives you an amazing panorama view. Parking is possible near the castle.
Sammie Starr (2 years ago)
Free Historical Experience with Stunning Views and a really cute little Cafe for refreshments afterwards, as you may get a little sweaty from the heat and the walking/climbing. Excellent Architecture and beautiful views all the way around, inland and sea.
Paul Suter (2 years ago)
Worth the drive but be careful of steps and rocks if you climb up to castle, you will need good shoes and water! Also rest at bar after, nice ace with toilet.
Stephen Metcalf (2 years ago)
Awesome place to visit, watch your step when walking, almost fell 40 feet to the ground. Great place for picturesque views!
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