Chlemoutsi Castle
Chlemoutsi Castle
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wheelie07042
Dublin, Ireland1,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We visited Greece to see the Ancient Greek temples and sites, and stopped at this medieval site - rich with Frankish and Crusader history as it was in between Delphi and Olympia.

If you are doing the same trip, I would recommend it: the castle is stunning, the view is beautiful and the museum is fascinating.

Recommended!
Written July 28, 2017
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Jack B
Newark-on-Trent, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Must be one of the most impressive castles ever for its dominant position on top of a hill surrounded by flat plains with views out to the coast on 3 sides, can be see for miles around. Impressive museum, displays and renovated areas. Access the roof area for magnificent views out to sea. Bit tricky to drive to on narrow roads thru town but don't let that put you off.
Written June 20, 2019
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Peta R
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
An excellent castle to visit. Artefacts displayed well and Castle in good state. Some works have been done to show the castle as it once was. Beautiful views from the kastro.
Written May 29, 2016
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traveljourney
Athens, Greece36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Chlemoutsi Castle is situated on the Top of the hill overlooking Castle village in Killini area (and not Katakolo as it is mentionned).
it is one of the better well preserved (if not the best) medieval castles in Peloponissos and surely worth visiting if you are in the area.
Chateau Clermont (as it was the original name of it given by the french Prince who built it) is quite impressive with outer walls and then an inner yeard and the castle itself which was also the residence of the Prince.
One part of it is restored so you can get a pretty good idea of how the residence was organised etc and recently they also made a museum within the caste about the era of the Foreign princes in greece, the knights etc which was an excellent idea as the exhibits are in their "natural" environment.
The chidren will definitely like it.
Written October 5, 2015
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ELear
Ancona, Italy3,064 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Not as romantic as the castle at Karytaina, maybe, but very much better preserved, and fascinating for anybody with an interest in crusader / Frankish military thinking. People interested in Greece under the Franks generally might also like to go a few miles down the road to Andravida, which was their capital, to see the Church of Santa Sophia there. (See separate review.)
Written August 29, 2015
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kyklamina
UK and Lefkada2,065 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Chlemoutsi or Khlemoutsi castle is one of the biggest and best-preserved medieval castles in Greece. It's only 10 minutes from Kyllini port and is visible for many miles around -- which means also that you get a stunning view from the top, over miles of countryside, mountains and sea, to the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, and beyond.

When we got inside, I was expecting the usual ruined walls and piles of rather meaningless stones that you tend to find in Greek castles; often they have spectacular locations but inside the castle is only interesting to the specialist. But not this time!

The castle was built in the 13th century by the crusaders and the walls still stand much higher than for most of the ruined castles in Greece. Some of the huge arched halls inside still have their roof, making a wonderful inside space which is now used for an exhibition and museum about the history of the castle and the place of Gothic architecture in Greece. Fascinating. The recent restoration program has helped to preserve it without spoiling the atmosphere with too much "new" stuff -- basically they've just tried to make it safe and protect it from further deterioration.

The information boards are way better than others that I've seen in Greece, really informative and interesting. And there's even a nice little garden area inside. Work is still continuing and they are still finding more stuff. If you're in the area, do go! It only costs 3 euros, worth every penny!
Written March 19, 2015
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traveller1959
Düsseldorf, Germany3,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
A piece of France in Greece. En route between France and the Holy Land, the Frankish Crusaders used the Peloponnese, which they called "Morea", as a stronghold. And Clemoutsi (in French: "Clairmont") was one of their most important castles.

Today, the rather compact, polygonal building complex sits on top of a modest hill overlooking the sea. Once you have passed the outer bailey and the main gate, you find yourself within a courtyard, surrounded by sturdy buildings. Inside the buildings, there are huge vaulted halls where nobility once resided. There is a museum in one of these halls with a few period artifacts and excellent explanations of the Crusaders in the Peloponnese.

From the roof, you have a commanding view over land and sea.

One of the most beautiful remains from the Crusaders' times on the Peloponnese.
Written September 19, 2019
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tessah119
Cobham, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This wonderful 12th century castle makes a change in Greece amongst all the BC ruins that we also visited. Not open on Mondays and Tuesdays this year as we found out too late and had a wasted journey (the guide books and internet had not caught up with this). But we returned on a Thursday and were pleased that we did so. A narrow road leads up to the castle with parking at the top. Ok unless you meet something coming the other way. Good museum and English signs.
Written September 11, 2019
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Glenview_mom
Glenview, IL162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
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 any explanation, but the unexpected interior museum section had a very well presented explanation including women's role in the Frankish castles. Worth the stop. Like most Greek museums, children had free admission. Adult ticket was 2 euro.
Written August 9, 2016
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Kati M
London, UK1,627 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Am first time in Katakolo Peloponese really I expect more very disappointed. Not romantic place. Many cruise boats were at the sea.
Written April 25, 2016
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