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The red marker on this Google Maps satellite image of Messenia shows the location of Androusa Castle, approximately 22 kilometers northwest of the city of Kalamata.
The Androusa Castle site and the adjacent village are seen in another satellite image from Google Maps. The castle’s recently-restored eastern wall is clearly visible near the upper right corner of the picture.
An information plaque at Androusa Castle includes photos describing restoration work that was undertaken on the eastern fortress walls and remaining towers
The information plaque includes this text describing the castle’s history, its key architectural design features, and the recent restoration project
There’s a commanding view of the Messenian countryside from this vantage point near one of the restored towers at Androusa Castle. The metal “roof” was added several years ago to help protect what’s left of the tower from the elements.
Fields of olive and Cyprus trees extend all the way to the base of the mountains several kilometers to the east
The view extends all the way south to Kalamata and the Messenian Gulf
Castle view toward some of the houses in Androusa village
Arcades line the inner side of the castle’s curtain wall.
A rampart walk extended along the top of the wall
The fortress was built in a trapezoid shape, but most of the walls no longer exist.
Decorative brickwork adorns some of the arcades’ pointed arches
The remains of a small stone structure on the castle grounds
Another view of the stone building inside the castle walls
Outer wall of the tower on the castle’s southeastern corner
The inside wall of the corner tower
Looking to the east along the castle’s exterior wall
Olive trees on the castle grounds
A stand of tall pine trees on the castle grounds
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