Akyphas/Pindos (Doris) 15 Ano Kastelli/Pyrgos - Ακύφας

Ἀκύφας - Akyphas/Pindos?, Archaic to Late Antique acropolis, possibly Dorian Pindos/Akyphas, and Frankish tower at Pyrgos in Phokida Central Greece
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Latitude: 38.681500
Longitude: 22.377300
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἀκύφας
Place ID: 387224PAky
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Central Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Fokida
Mod: Ano Kastelli/Pyrgos

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Modern Description: The road from Kastellia to Oinochori follows a river gorge, then turns right and climbs to a saddle. Visible on a hill overlooking the river is a Frankish tower, hence the local name Pyrgos. Approaching the hill from the N, one sees one corner of a circuit wall of massive rectangular blocks, the only surviving trace of a late Classical fortress thought to be the acropolis of Pindos, a city of the Dorian tetrapolis also known as Akyphas. Access to the summit is steep and slippery, and there is little to see except an oak tree that is gradually dismantling the medieval tower.
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pindus_(city)
Wikidata ID: Q3294746
Trismegistos Geo: 37847

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