Photographer's Note

Strolling in 'Castle' village someone can see and admire beautiful and charmy corners like this one.

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The village lies two kilometers East of Apollonia. Passing by Kato Petali and after the first turn of the road, in front of you lies a village of rare beauty. Admiring Kastro-Castle,you have a glance in the past, when the pirates acted in Mediterranean Sea. Its architecture had a purpose. Kastro was in the Venetian Season a village-fortress, built in the top and of a small hill with unique purpose its protection from the invasions of pirates. The exterior walls of houses constitute the wall of the castle itself. In this houses lived mainly the lower caste of the island while the aristocracy was fortified to the top of the hill. To entry in Kastro even today the old entrances called "lodgies" are used, that in the past were protected by martial towers. Even today the beauty of Kastro remains intact from time passing by. The new houses and interventions have being made totally respecting the architecture of the area and the natural landscape.

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