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Angelokastro castle Corfu

Located at the top of the highest peak of the Corfu shoreline in the northwest coast near Palaiokastritsa (Greek: Παλαιοκαστρίτσα meaning Old Castle place) and built on particularly steep and rocky terrain, Angelokastro (Greek: Αγγελόκαστρο literally: Angelo's castle is one of the most important Byzantine castles of Greece and certainly of Corfu. The origin of its name is not clear, with some historians attributing it to Angelos Komnenos of the Komnenoi dynasty of Byzantine emperors and a ruler of the Byzantine Despotate of Epirus.

Others mention that in 1214, Michael-Angelo Duca, Despot of Epirus annexed Corfu to Epirus and following his death, Michael-Angelo the Second further fortified the area and named it after himself and his father: Angelokastro


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