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Palaiochora Castle

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A visit in medieval era

We visit Palaiochora in a cloudy afternoon. You can imagine how the ancient greek builded and... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Rucsandra R
,
Ploiesti, Romania
Enchanting experience

Walking to Palaiochora, the abandoned Byzantine capital of the island, is an enchanting, magical... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Evangelos-Maxim... S
,
Athens, Greece
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Kythira, Greece
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visit Palaiochora in a cloudy afternoon. You can imagine how the ancient greek builded and defended those constructions! Impressive!

Thank Rucsandra R
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Walking to Palaiochora, the abandoned Byzantine capital of the island, is an enchanting, magical experience - a walk back in Greek medieval history, full of images and echoes. It is a wonderful short excursion which I highly recommend - beautiful churches, dramatic views of the...More

Thank Evangelos-Maxim... S
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We got a taxi to drive us to the small hamlet of Trifianika, outside the town of Potamos. From there it was a walk of less than one hour to reach the old town of Palaichora. The location is stunning, it's like a mini Machu...More

Thank Looking_for_charme
Reviewed 18 June 2015

At the end of a dust road , what was till 1497 the capital of Kythira Agio Demetrio is now the most dramatic site of a ghost town between two frightening canyons . Everybody slaughtered by the Turcs under Barbarossa is haunting the crumbling houses...More

1  Thank ChatPitre
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Loved walking the grounds and Chora. The beautiful churches are all unique and positioned with a view. If you love history, fabulous.

2  Thank jtcreativephoto
Reviewed 6 June 2013

You have to want to get to this great example of Byzantine architecture. It is not an easy place to find and it is on the end of a dirt road. Not the 'roughest' place to find by far, but still you need good shoes...More

1  Thank djude1148
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Liked the View. Did not like that noone is there to care for the entrance, there is no walkway/path, quite dangerous if you want to explore more

Thank FKYRHELLAS
Reviewed 1 October 2012

After a visit to the Sunday market of Potamos, we went to the abandoned village of Palaiochora for a walk and photo session amidst its ruins. You here nothing but the sound of a baby goat trying to find its way back to its mother....More

Thank Photothema
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Small warren of streets in the castle is so different from the imposing edifice looking out to the near-distant sea. Try and walk around it on the M1 hiking route to appreciate the walls

Thank Clive3417
Reviewed 16 September 2012

best view from the top so you can take photos.free entrance.castle is open from 09 in the morning to 8 in the afternoon.If the weather is too hot, it is better to be there around 10 in the morning.

Thank athensgreecejulie
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