castles of Greece

Kastro Orias (near Lamia)





The hill on which, I think, Kastro Orias stands.

Kastro Orias

History/Description: There are several sites called Kastro Horias or similar. This one's marked on the 1:50,000 map of Mount Iti by Road Editions: I wasn't able to locate the site. The castle is mentioned in Pierre A. Mackay, 'Procopius' De Aedificiis and the Topography of Thermopylae' American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Jul., 1963), pp. 241-255, which suggests that the mediaeval constructions at Kastro Orias may be attributed to Justinian. There seems to be a clear line of sight from this hill to the castle at Lamia. I believe the castle at Ipati/Neopatras can also be seen from very near here. (Ipati is also visible from the castle at Lamia - just). Perhaps Kastro Orias was held by the Catalans at some point.



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