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Kastrovouni: A Natural Stronghold, East of Kontakeika Village

Kastrovouni: A Natural Stronghold, East of Kontakeika Village Imposing and wild, Kastrovouni rises some 711 meters above sea level. It is located east of Kontakeika village. Situated among broken rocks, Kastronouni “hides” a troubled and unknown story which is the reason why I decided to write this article. The cragginess …

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“Dodekaporto”: A Mysterious and Enigmatic Monument

Recently, the Speleological Association of Samos “EFPALINOS” secured permission from local authorities and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 cut the trees that had sprouted in the old Byzantine church of Dodekaportou. This initiative was attended by representatives of the archaeological service and intended to protect the statics of the building. …

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The Castle of Loulouda

Castle of Loulouda Two kilometers away of the Monastery of Vrontiani, on a top of the Mount Karvouni, the Castle of Loulouda is located. According to the local tradition, the daughter of a priest from Vourliotes, named Loulouda, while sitting on the rock, suffered from an epilepsy attack, lost consciousness, …

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The Castle of Lazaros

Castle of Lazarus The castle is located in one of the highest peaks of Mountain Karvouni (at an altitude of 1.037 meters). The year of its construction remains unknown, but it must have been built before the desolation of Samos, which occurred during the first half of the 16th century. …

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Mountain Kerkis

Mountain Kerkis Kerkis is the so-called “majestic” mountain of Samos. With steep slopes, caves and forests, it became, as early as the 9th century, an important center of monastic life. Most of its reputation comes from the life of Saint Paul the Younger from Latro of the neighboring (opposite) Asia …

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