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Peloponnese Sights

Updated 11/17/2011

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In the early 13th century William de Champlitte divided the Peloponnese into 12 baronies. He bestowed Kalamata on Frankish knight Geoffrey de Villehardouin, who built a winter kastro. Through the centuries the castle was bitterly fought over by Franks, Slavs, and Byzantines, and today it's difficult to tell what of the remains is original. From Martiou 25 Square, walk up Ipapandis past the church, take the first left at the castle gates (which are always open), and climb

the small hill; the views of the town, coast, and the Messinian plain are lovely.

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End of Ipapandis, Kalamata, Greece

Updated 11/17/2011

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