Veligosti (Greek: Βελιγοστή, before 1918: Σαμαρά - Samara) is a settlement in the municipal unit of Falaisia, Arcadia, Greece. It is situated on a low hill, on the left bank of a tributary of the river Alfeios. It is 2 km west of Leontari, 3 km north of Ellinitsa, 4 km east of Paradeisia and 9 km south of Megalopoli.
Veligosti was founded during the Byzantine era and the ruins of the Byzantine settlement and a tower are still visible today. During the Frankish period, according to the Chronicle of the Morea, Geoffrey I Villehardouin made it a barony (one of the twelve in the Peloponnese). The barony was destroyed in about 1300, and during the Ottoman period it lost its importance.
List of settlements in Arcadia
The Franks in the Peloponnese, H. F. Tozer, Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 4, 1883 (1883), pp. 165-236
History and information about Veligosti
Veligosti on GTP Travel Pages
^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
Municipalities and communities of the Arcadia Prefecture
Apollonas | Dimitsana | Falanthos | Falaisia | Gortyna | Iraia | Kleitor | Kontovazaina | Korythio | Lagkadia | Leonidio | Levidi | Mantineia | Megalopoli | North Kynouria | Skyritida | Tegea | Trikolonoi | Tripoli | Tropaia | Valtetsi | Vytina
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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