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Captionhlemoutsi Greek: Χλεμούτσι or Χλουμούτσι is a medieval castle in the northwest of the Ilia Prefecture Greece 12 km west of Andravida 13 km southwest of Lechaina and 6 km south of Kyllini. It was built by the Crusader rulers of the Principality of Achaea as their main stronghold and is perhaps the finest fortification of the early Frangokratia period preserved in Greece. _______ The Republic of Venice conquered the Peloponnese in the Morean War with Chlemoutsi falling to Venetian hands in 1687. Venetian rule was brief as the Ottomans recaptured the area in 1715 and held on to it until the Greek War of Independence in 1821. On 10 November 1825 the forces of Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt took the castle where numerous locals had fled after a brief siege and bombardment which caused great damage to its southern walls. Following the Egyptian withdrawal in 1828 the castle partly razed by the Egyptians became part of the modern Greek state. ______________ Chlemoutsi is located on a 220 m high hilltop at a small distance from the sea around 2 to 2.5 km in the westernmost point in the Peloponnese with a view of the Ionian Sea as well as Zakynthos and Kefalonia also the small islets. In panorama the castle can be seen from almost anywhere even as far as the mountains of Amaliada and Katakolo Skollis Arakynthos and Aitoloakarnania the islands around Lefkada or from the peaks of Panachaiko and Erymanthos. It is blocked by the hills around Kato Achaia in Patras and offers views of nearby areas including Lechaina Varda Gastouni Tragano Kavasila
HeadlineBuilt by the Crusader rulers [1223] [6 km south of Kyllini] Greece's best-preserved Frankish castle
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Chlemoutsi
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URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlemoutsi

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