List of castles in Greece


This is a list of castles, fortresses and towers in Greece.


Castles and fortesses in Greece
Name Location Era Image
Acrocorinth Corinth Ancient/Byzantine period  
Acronauplia Nafplion Ancient/Byzantine/Frankish/Venetian period  
Agios Georgios Castle Cephalonia Byzantine/Venetian period  
Agios Andreas Castle Preveza Ottoman/Venetian period  
Agios Georgios Castle Preveza Ottoman period  
Amfissa Castle Amfissa Ancient/Byzantine/Frankish period
Angelokastro (Corfu) Corfu Byzantine/Venetian periods  
Anthousa Castle Anthousa, Preveza (regional unit) Ottoman period
Anthimachia Castle Kos Byzantine period  
Aptera Fortress Chania Ottoman period  
Araklovon Castle[1] Minthi, Elis Byzantine period
Arkessini Castle Acropolis of Arkessini, Amorgos Ancient period  
Arta Castle Arta Byzantine period  
Asini Castle Asini, Argolis Ancient period  
Assos Castle Assos, Cephalonia Venetian period
Arkadia Castle Kyparissia Frankish period  
Astypalaia Castle Astypalaia Frankish/Venetian period  
Castle of Bouka Preveza Ottoman & Venetian periods  
Bourtzi Nafplio Venetian period  
Bourtzi (Karystos) Karystos Venetian period  
Castle of Chalkis (Karababa) Chalkis Ottoman period  
Castle of Chios Chios Genoese period  
Castle of Mytilene Mytilene Ancient/Byzantine/Genoese period  
Chlemoutsi northwestern Elis Frankish period  
Cythera Castle Cythera (island) Venetian period  
Didymoteicho Fortress Didymoteicho Ancient/Byzantine period  
Elea Castle Elea, Thesprotia Ancient period
Eleutherae Attica Ancient period  
Esphigmenou Monastery-fortress Mount Athos Byzantine period  
Exomvourgo Fortress Exomvourgo, Tinos Venetian period  
Firkas Fortress (Revellino) Chania Ottoman period  
Fortezza of Rethymno Rethymno, Crete Venetian period  
Fortifications of Chania Chania Venetian period  
Fortifications of Heraklion Heraklion Venetian period  
Fotodotis monastery-fortress Naxos Byzantine period  
Frangokastello South Crete Venetian period  
Fyli Castle Fyli Ancient period
Gardiki Castle southwestern Corfu Byzantine/Venetian period  
Glarentza Castle northwestern Elis Frankish period
Goulas Castle Akrotiri (prehistoric city) Venetian period  
Gramvousa Castle Gramvousa Venetian period  
Heptapyrgion Thessaloniki Byzantine/Ottoman period  
Kales Castle Ierapetra, Crete Venetian period  
Ioannina Castle Ioannina Byzantine/Ottoman period  
Itzedin Fortress Souda Bay Ottoman period  
Kalamata Castle Kalamata, Messenia Byzantine/Venetian/Ottoman period  
Kalymnos Castle Kalymnos Byzantine period  
Karytaina Castle Karytaina Frankish period  
Kassiopi Castle Kassiopi, Corfu Byzantine/Venetian period  
Kastelli of Emporio Emporio, Santorini Venetian period  
Kastelli of Pyrgos Pyrgos Kallistis, Santorini Venetian period  
Kastellos (Kritinia) Kritinia, Rhodes Hospitaller period  
Kavala Castle Kavala Byzantine period  
Kazarma fortress Sitia Venetian period  
Koroni Castle Koroni Venetian/Ottoman period  
Koules Fortress (Rocca al Mare) Heraklion Venetian period  
Lamia Castle Lamia (city) Byzantine period  
Larissa Castle Larissa, Argos Ancient/Byzantine period  
Laskara Castle Preveza Late Ottoman period  
Leros Castle Leros Hospitaller period  
Lindos Castle Acropolis of Lindos Ancient/Byzantine/Hospitaller period  
Methoni Castle Methoni Venetian/Ottoman period  
Mithymna Castle Mithymna, Lesbos Byzantine period  
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian Patmos Byzantine period  
Monemvasia Fortress Monemvasia Byzantine/Venetian period  
Moni Arkadiou Arkadi, Crete Venetian period  
Moni Toplou Lasithi, Crete Venetian/Ottoman period  
Monolithos Castle Monolithos, Rhodes Hospitaller period  
Myrina Fortress Myrina, Lemnos Byzantine period  
Mystras Palace Mystras Byzantine period  
Nafpaktos Castle Nafpaktos Venetian period  
Naxos Castle Naxos Venetian period  
Nerantzia Castle Kos Knights period  
New Fortress, Corfu Corfu (city) Venetian period  
New Navarino fortress Pylos Ottoman period  
Old Fortress, Corfu Corfu (city) Venetian period  
Old Navarino castle Near Pylos Frankish period  
Orchomenus (Boeotia) Castle Orchomenus (Boeotia) Ancient period  
Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes Rhodes (city) Hospitaller/Ottoman/Italian period  
Palaiokastro Mandraki, Nisyros Hellenistic period  
Palamidi Nafplion Venetian period  
Pantokrator Castle Preveza Ottoman period
Parga Castle Parga Venetian/Ottoman period  
Patras Castle Patras Byzantine period  
Pente Pigadia Fort Kleisoura Ottoman period  
Platamon Castle Platamon Frankish period  
Pleuron Castle Pleuron, Aetolia Ancient period
Fortifications of Rhodes Rhodes (city) Byzantine/Hospitaller/Ottoman/Italian period  
Riniasa Castle / Thomokastro Riza, Preveza Byzantine period
Rio Castle Rio Ottoman/Venetian period  
Rogoi/Bouchetion Nea Kerasounta, Preveza Ancient/Byzantine period  
Saint John Castle Archangelos, Rhodes Hospitaller period  
Santa Maura Castle Lefkada Venetian period  
Simonopetra monastery-fortress Mount Athos Byzantine period  
Skiathos Castle Skiathos Byzantine period
Spinalonga Castle Spinalonga Ancient/Venetian period  
Stavronikita monastery-fortress Mount Athos Byzantine period  
Tiryns Castle Acropolis of Tiryns Ancient (Mycenaean) period  
Toroivia Castle Komboti, Aetolia-Acarnania Ancient period
Trikala Castle Trikala Byzantine period
Vonitsa Castle Vonitsa Byzantine/Ottoman/Venetian period  
Voukation Castle Paravola (near Agrinion) Ancient period  
Vrysoula Bastion Preveza Venetian/Ottoman period
Walls of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Byzantine period  
Xenophontos monastery-fortress Mount Athos Byzantine period  


Towers in Greece
Name Location Era Image
Aigosthena Tower Aigosthena, Attica Ancient period  
Agia Tower Naxos Venetian period  
Annunziata Tower Corfu (city) Venetian period  
Avlonari Tower Avlonari, Euboea Venetian period  
Belonia Tower Naxos Venetian period  
Crispi Tower Naxos Venetian period  
Fokea Tower Fokea, Chalkidiki Byzantine period  
Gratsia Tower Naxos Venetian period  
Markellos Tower Aegina Venetian period  
Maroulas Towers Maroulas, Crete Venetian period  
Ouranoupolis Tower Ouranoupolis, Chalkidiki Byzantine period  
Sanudo Tower Naxos Venetian period  
Vasiliko Tower Euboea Venetian period  
White Tower of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Ottoman period  


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  • Eustasiades, "Fortresses and Castles of Greece: Eastern central Greece: Attica, Boeotia, Phthiotis, Phocis; Thessaly; Macedonia; Thrace", 1972
  • Hetherington, Paul "Byzantine and Medieval Greece: Churches, Castles, and Art of the Mainland and the Peloponnese", 1991
  • Paradissis, Alexander "Fortresses and Castles of Greece: Southern and West Central Greece", 1996
  • Andrews, Kevin "Castles of the Morea", 2006
  • Brooks, Allan "Castles of Northwest Greece", 2013
  • Nicolle, David "Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191–1571", 2013

External linksEdit

  • Castles in Greece (interactive guide)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Araklovo Castle