The Byzantine Fortress of Chlerinos (Florina) in NW Greece

  • Aineias Oikonomou
  • Panagiotis Georgopoulos


The paper deals with the relatively unknown Byzantine fortress of Chlerinos (Chlerenon) situated at Florina, NW Greece. The aim of this study is to bring to the fore, document, promote and contextualize the history of this significant area in convergence with the rich archaeological heritage of the wider area of Florina. Furthermore, the present research aims at giving the perspective for a future archaeological research and at the same time at setting the basis for the creation of both an archaeological and a natural park which covers specific parameters. As such, the study is based on three distinctive axes: the historical and archaeological data of the hill understood as testimony of the past, a mid-scale survey which takes place for the first time and locates the limited architectural remains and the design of a primary master plan focusing on the survey findings and the future archaeological research points.


Byzantine Fortress Florina Chlerinos NW Greece 



The authors would like to thank the Ephorate of Antiquities in Florina and the former Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in Kastoria for providing the relevant permissions for the survey and publication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aineias Oikonomou
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Georgopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ArchitectureTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  2. 2.School of Archaeology and Ancient HistoryUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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