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Chateau de Roi

Ben Dor A.
Chateau de Roi
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  • 1-2 km
  • Moderate
  • Average
  • 2 hours
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Château de Roi (Mi’ilya) is a small village overlooking Montfort. In the village there is a castle where the king’s representative the Noble French De Milly family lived. The family controlled no less than 36 surrounding villages. It was one of the central Crusader Signoras connected to Acre.

Mi'ilya, Israel
ME restaurant just outside the town
A Hat, good walking shoes, water, camera, proper attire for religious places and goodwill are essentials for a fruitful visit. Preferred visit time in Spring.

Château de Roi (Mi’ilya) is a small village overlooking Montfort during The Kingdom of Jerusalem. In the village there is a castle where the king’s representative the Noble French De Milly family lived. The family controlled no less than 36 surrounding villages. It was one of the central Crusader Signoras connected to Acre. It was an Administrative, Judicial and convention centre.  Around 1170, Joscelin the III of Courtenay married Agnes of Milly, the heir of Chateau de Roi, and received the estate as a dowry. He further acquired other estates in the area and at the end of the 12th C the Joscellin Estate was the largest in the Kingdom. In 1187 the estate fell to the Muslim warlord Saladin and returned to the family in 1192. In 1220 the estate was sold to the Teutonic Order. It was conquered by the Mamluk warlord, Baibars in 1265.

Most of the people living in this village today are Greek Catholic & Orthodox with 2 churches near the fortress

Opening hours

09:00 - 17:00

How to get there

By bus, taxi or guided tour.

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