Greek Castles
Greece is full of castles and towers. Altogether there are more than 800 ancient and medieval castles, fortresses and towers scattered all over the Greek territory
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Neolithic fortress walls of six and seven thousand years are preserved, citadels of two and three thousand years, castles and fortresses of Venetian, Frankish, Byzantine, and others whose age reaches and exceeds three thousand years. Medieval castles and fortresses, stone towers and walls form the backdrop of another era in the natural landscape of the Greek countryside. Like its Mediterranean neighbors, Greece has been influenced by different cultures throughout the centuries, the traces of which are visible throughout the country.

In Byzantine times, the castles had a purely military character and its mission was to protect the empire from the Barbarians. While most are well preserved, much of them have not survived and are now in ruins.

Discover the myths and fairy tales of battles and knights who lived in countless destinations in Greek territory. These destinations are ideal for family vacations and romantic getaways throughout the year thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate of the country. 

Below are some of the most impressive castles in Greece you can admire.

Frangokastello
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Stavronikita
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Simonopetra monastery
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Rhodes Castle
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The Most Beautiful Castles in

In the Peloponnese, discover the castles of Palamidi, Methoni, Mystras, Niokastro, Koroni, Monemvasia, Kyparissia, Kalamata, Chlemoutsi and Palamidi in the beautiful Nafplio. They are in excellent condition and have a history rich in legends and stories.

In the Ionian Sea, you can visit Assos in Kefalonia, the castles of Zakynthos, Griva in Lefkada, the Old and New Fortress in Corfu.

In the Aegean Sea there are a large number of well-preserved castles in the islands of Karpathos , Skyrosm, Chios, Naxos, Lesvos, Evia, Skopelos, Rhodes and Nisyros.

Head to the South, Crete, the castles of Fodele, Rethymno, Gramvousa, Frangokastello, Heraklion and the famous Spinalonga Island, where a leper community lived in the past.

Finally, in the north of Greece, which has been a real crossroads of civilizations, you will find some of the most impressive castles in the country, such as the castles of Chalkidiki, Platamonas, Kavala, Alexandroupolis and Edessa.

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In the Peloponnese, discover the castles of Palamidi, Methoni, Mystras, Niokastro, Koroni, Monemvasia, Kyparissia, Kalamata, Chlemoutsi and Palamidi in the beautiful Nafplio. They are in excellent condition and have a history rich in legends and stories.

In the Ionian Sea, you can visit Assos in Kefalonia, the castles of Zakynthos, Griva in Lefkada, the Old and New Fortress in Corfu.

In the Aegean Sea there are a large number of well-preserved castles in the islands of Karpathos , Skyrosm, Chios, Naxos, Lesvos, Evia, Skopelos, Rhodes and Nisyros.

Head to the South, Crete, the castles of Fodele, Rethymno, Gramvousa, Frangokastello, Heraklion and the famous Spinalonga Island, where a leper community lived in the past.

Finally, in the north of Greece, which has been a real crossroads of civilizations, you will find some of the most impressive castles in the country, such as the castles of Chalkidiki, Platamonas, Kavala, Alexandroupolis and Edessa.

Currency

Greek currency, the drachma, as of the year 2002, was used for 2650 years. It is also the oldest currency in Europe. In 2002, drachma was replaced by the euro.

Communication

In addition to Greek, English is the most widely spoken foreign language. English is the dominant foreign language spoken in the business world of Greece and also taught in the schools.

Arriving in Greece

Most visitors to Greece arrive by air, which is the fastest and cheapest option. Greece has four main international airports that take chartered and scheduled flights.

Distances

Did you know that there is no place in Greece that is more than 85 miles (137 kilometers) away from the sea?

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