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Castle Karababa - Chalkis

 

The position of the Castle is identified by some scholars to the ancient city Kanithos as sporadic traces preserved buildings and graves in the ground. The hill was fortified probably for the first time during the Roman period, but it is certain that he had fortified the Byzantine period and during the Venetian and the first centuries of Ottoman rule. The castle we see today was built by the Turks in 1684, for the protection of Chalcis by the Venetians. Designed by Venetian Gerolimo Galopo and architecture are more European and less Turkish. The fort was besieged unsuccessfully by Morosini in 1688 and the Turks managed to retain ownership until the liberation of Greece, when he delivered it to the Greek state.   The castle is situated on a hill Karababa the Boeotian coast, called Fourka. Its position is strategic, as it controls the Strait of Euripus and the city of Chalkis. The format is probably Venetian, with oblong enclosure, oriented EW, with a rampart on the north side, three bastions, and a large tower. The southern part of the wall is kept in poor condition. Ancient architectural entoichisthei have several points of the enclosure. The most complex, hexagonal bastion on the east side, to Chalcis. Kept in the forefront two Russian cannons of the 19th century. The only gate of the fort is located on the SE side of the wall, while the surrounding buildings have been built military.   On the eastern wall of the enclosure, between the gate and the east tower is tower, built on the location of the alarm bell of the fortress. The only well-preserved building within the precinct is a temple dedicated to the Prophet Elijah, dating back to 1895. The western edge of the wall occupies eptaplefros tower, the construction of grander defense fortress. The entrance to the tower is a narrow vaulted corridor, reminiscent of the maze.
Castle Karababa - Chalkis
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Castle Karababa - Chalkis
Castle Karababa - Chalkis
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Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
Μουσείο Κάστρου Καράμπαμπα, Χαλκίδα
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Castle Karababa - Chalkis
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