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Small 13th Century Frankish Castle in stunning location

Found this stunning place by accident (we were trying to find Ancient Lykosoura - closed anyway... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
bluelizard
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N Wales
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The castle is partially accessible due to restoration works but you can still visit it's biggest... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2014
Maria D
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Athens, Greece
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1 week ago
“Great views, sturdy hike to the castle”
6 Aug 2018
“Stunning castle atop the town of Karytaina”
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| Gortyna, Karitena 222 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good climb to the castle, so be advised to wear good shoes, take water, and sunscreen. The path is rocky and difficult for older walkers. I believe it's free to enter; there's a gate about 1/4 of the way up, but we didn't...More

Thank Robby P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I drove around and around taking photos of this wonderfully scenic castle atop the town. A stunning scene.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views, free entrance, nice climb, best during spring time, ruins of old middle ages castle

Thank Antinea B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Found this stunning place by accident (we were trying to find Ancient Lykosoura - closed anyway). Nobody else there so we wandered at leisure. The views over the village, River Alpheios and mountains were incredible. A number of excellent restorations have taken place and there...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

A lovely town and an impressive castle with views that go for miles. Karitena is very easy to reach from anywhere in Arkadia, we drove to here after visiting the Epikurios Apollon and the roads were fantastic to drive on.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Famous for its heroic history, it's old stone bridge on the road to Andritsaina and its impressive castle, Karitaina stands still and proud in time, waiting for you to explore it and enjoy its beauties. Walk about this huge village, climb to the castle if...More

Thank RedSkyWalker22
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Impressive castle, especially at night that it is lightening. Full of history, with strategic position and amazing view.

Thank Ioanna K
Reviewed 16 September 2014

The castle is partially accessible due to restoration works but you can still visit it's biggest part. The view over the village and the surrounding areas is amazing!! Snacks, drinks, etc should be bought at the village as there is no kiosk on the top...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We liked the old fortress of the top of the village. Don't miss the view to the old village surmounted by the new one. At this time, the castle compound is in renovation and partially accessible.

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