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Argos, Larissa castle

05_kastro-argousBuilt on the high hill of Agros, Larissa, it dates back in the 6th century B.C. During the Byzantine era the castle was the bulwark of the Byzantines; in 1203 it came under the power of the leader of Nafplio, Leon Sgouros. From 1212 to 1388, the Byzantines dominated the castle. The most important monuments and architectural elements are: – The Castle: The horseshoe-shaped external circuit wall, with its entrance to the Southwest, is strengthened with bastions and square, round, octagonal and triangular towers. At the south, there is a second internal circuit wall that forms the fortress. The medieval phase is seated on top of two older ones. – A small Byzantine temple stands at the northern wall of the internal fortress.


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