Asklipio Castle

Asklipio, Greece

The castle of Asklipio (Asklepieion) was built in 1479 by Grand Master D'Aubusson at the site of an ancient lighthouse. In the Byzantine period, during the time of the Knights, the castle also offered the inhabitants of the surrounding villages protection against enemy attacks.

It had rectangular bulwarks and two massive towers. Its only gate leads to the south-east corner tower. Two construction stages can be distinguished. Inside the castle there are preserved ruins of buildings and two tanks. This is the place where a significant inscription dated 1473 and referring to the activity of Roman Catholic priests in the area comes from.

The castle is easily accessible, and a number of signs direct the visitors all over the route on the winding mountain. It is also easily seen from the valley below and the main road. If you are there by car, just follow the signs and make sure you park your vehicle in the designated parking area. 

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Founded: 1479
Category: Castles and fortifications in Greece

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Vassilis Ipsilantis (3 months ago)
With breathtaking view from the the top this medieval castle is on of the nicest location. It's very hot during the day so it would be sensible to visit in the afternoon. Also I would suggest to wear suitable shoes as the area is full of rocks and the path is quite narrow.
BART B (3 months ago)
Free entrance. Small parking space on front of castle. Pretty good roads and signs directing to that castle. Beautifull views.
mary pethaka (4 months ago)
Not that much to see but you see it the way it is, no touristic signs and no entrance fee. The view is amazing, will definitely visit again!
Andrei (4 months ago)
Real life Skyrim experience... This is a cool little castle braving the elements, waiting for you to discover it. Finding the entrance is a bit of an adventure. Google maps will not really help you. Don't expect to find a souvenir shop at the entrance.
Dariusz Chudzik (5 months ago)
Very quiet place with grate views to the valley and sea. Needs grass cut!!
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