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Chlemoutsi, Katakolo
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Το Χλεμούτσι ή Χλουμούτσι ή Κλερμόν ή Καστέλ Τορνέζε ήταν τo σημαντικότερο κάστρο του Πριγκιπάτου της Αχαΐας. Κατασκευάστηκε μεταξύ του 1220 και του 1223 κατά την εποχή της Φραγκοκρατίας από το Γοδεφρείδο Β' Βιλλεαρδουίνο στην Ηλεία και προστάτευε και την Ανδραβίδα, αλλά και το επίνειο της, τη Γλαρέντζα.Το αρχικό όνομα του κάστρου ήταν Clermont, όπως το ονόμαζαν οι Γάλλοι ιδιοκτήτες του. Οι Έλληνες το ονόμασαν Χλουμούτσι όπως φαίνεται στο Χρονικό του Μορέως ή Χλεμούτσι, η ονομασία που έφτασε σε εμάς σήμερα. Κατά την εποχή της βενετσιάνικης κυριαρχίας ονομάστηκε Castel Tornese, επειδή οι Βενετσιάνοι θεωρούσαν ότι εκεί γινόταν η κοπή των νομισμάτων του πριγκιπάτου της Αχαΐας, των τορνεζίων.Η θέση του ΧλεμουτσίουΤο Χλεμούτσι βρίσκεται πάνω σε ένα λόφο ύψους περίπου 220 μέτρων, σε μικρή απόσταση από τη θάλασσα, στο δυτικότερο ακρωτήριο της Πελοποννήσου με θέα στο Ιόνιο Πέλαγος, απέναντι από τη Ζάκυνθο, στην ίδια ευρύτερη περιοχή με το λιμάνι και το κάστρο της Γλαρέντζας και την Ανδραβίδα, την πρωτεύουσα του Πριγκιπάτου της Αχαΐας.
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  • שתינו את הקפה בקיצור,כלומר ללא ישיבה בטלה בשמש ונעיצת עינים בהולכים ושבים בי אצה לנו הדרך למבצר. .חובבי הטירות והמבצרים הענקיים, החולשים על שטחי ענק וחבלי ארץ רחבים, לא יפספסו את המבצר בקלמוטסי .המבצר...  more »
  • We took our boys, 9 and 11, to visit this castle. It was worth wearing sneakers or sturdy sandals. They enjoyed the view and climbing around, although not too strenuous. Exterior parts have little if ...  more »
  • It's just a ruin, since no more than outer walls is expected. Some rooms are roofed or reconstructed. Beautiful views in the area. Entrance fee is too expensive.
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  • Unfortunately we visited on a Monday and the castle was closed. We enjoyed a walk around the perimeter and the views of the surrounding village tho.
  • Well worth visiting, for the history and the amazing views.
  • Best village on earth
  • It's good... And sure a wonderful view... If it weren't for open (09.09.2016) 😷
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  • We liked the village of Kastro and its castle it well evolved since our last visit and a thought for the hotel Crissy Avgi Katherina
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