Traditional soap ilios bio



Established in 2013  in Kastro Chlemoutsi

The castle was built between 1220 and 1223 during the rule of Geoffrey I of Villehardouin, with the use of confiscated Church property. The castle overlooked and defended the port town of Glarentza.

After the death of Geoffrey II Villehardouin, the castle followed the fortunes of the Principality. After the 1427 Battle of the Echinades, through his marriage with Maddalena Tocco, the Despot of the Morea, Constantine Palaiologos (the future last Byzantine emperor) gained possession of Elis, including the castle. Constantine established his court there, and it remained one of the seats of the Despotate until its capture by the Ottomans in 1460.