Kyllini, Castro - Chlemoutsi (or Clermont) castle

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Chlemoutsi or Chloumoutsi or Clermont or Castel Tornese was the main castle of the Principality of Achaia. Constructed between 1220 and 1223 during the era of the Franks by Geoffrey de Villehardouin in Ilia and protected Andravida, and its seaport, Glarentza.

The original name of the castle was Clermont, as named by the French owners. The Greeks called it Chloumoutsi as shown in the Chronicle of Moreas or Chlemoutsi, the name came to us today. At the time of Venetian rule named Castel Tornese, because the Venetians thought there were cutting the currencies of the principality of Achaia, the tornezion.

Chlemoutsi located on a hill approximately 220 meters, a short distance from the sea (about 2 to 2.5 km), the westernmost promontory of the Peloponnese overlooking the Ionian Sea, opposite the island of Zakynthos, in the same area with the port and castle Glarentza (at 5-6 km) and Andravida (somewhere in the 12-13 km), the capital of the Principality of Achaia

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Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on October 30, 2012

Beautuful photo !

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My friendly greeting,Natuska

imakuman on October 31, 2012

Very nice colors!! LIKE

Merz_René on November 4, 2012

Beautiful lights and colors: Like-63 + YS-9.

Kind regards, René

Christos Theodorou on November 13, 2012

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos / Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. / Muchas gracias a todos ustedes para sus recientes visitas y tus amables comentarios. Respecto desde Atenas – Christos / Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti da Atene – Christos / Vielen Dank an euch alle für Ihren letzten Besuche und Ihre Kommentare. Freundliche Grüße aus Athen – Christos / Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος

lizab on November 14, 2012

Great sunset colours, i like!!

Christos Theodorou on November 14, 2012

lizab - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Сергей Миронов on November 18, 2012

Великолепно!

Christos Theodorou on November 18, 2012

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E Ee on November 27, 2012

Very pleasant and soft colors. Well captured moment. L+F!

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Nelson Castrillon Ri… on December 18, 2012

Nice place. LIKE

Christos Theodorou on December 19, 2012

Nel-Caro - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family. Friendly greetings from Athens

zw22wz on December 19, 2012

Beautifull place and shot!. Like!

Merry Christmas , Happy New Year 2013 !

Best wishes, from china, zw22wz

Christos Theodorou on December 19, 2012

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Christos Theodorou on February 19, 2013

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Remigiusz Kaleta on November 4, 2013

Very nice caprute fro the color combination. I guess it was an early morning light (?) (Like)

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  • Uploaded on October 20, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S8200
    • Taken on 2012/07/05 20:42:59
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
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