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A bit of history

The top north spot of the island. The small peninsula used to have the defense role. However... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
AlexAndic
,
Belgrade, Serbia
A lovely find!

A great place to visit! One of the few older attractions on the island. Indeed we met one lady who... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Duncan P
,
Caterham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Cape Kastro, 370 02, Greece
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

The top north spot of the island. The small peninsula used to have the defense role. However, except for two churches, very little remained. It has really nice panoramic view from the top, but find the way to come here, it is very tricky. We...More

Thank AlexAndic
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit! One of the few older attractions on the island. Indeed we met one lady who had been coming to the island for 14 years and didn't know of its existence! A 10 minute walk on rocky footpaths so not for...More

Thank Duncan P
Reviewed 19 June 2016

the path to the Kastro is nice but on a hot summer day can be a little challenging as there are just a few places with shadow and olive trees but mostly you get sun. the Kastro is beautiful and the view from the top...More

1  Thank AndruskM
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

What an interesting place to walk around to get a good glimpse in to the history of how people lived hundreds of years ago. And fabulous coastal views. 10 minute walk from the car park is quite tricky so I wouldn't suggest flip flops. But...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The views are stunning from the castle and there is a lovely beach below, take a walk to the beach chill out enjoy some fantastic fresh calamari and small fish at the tavern. what a way to spend a lovely day PS it is a...More

Thank dazzleness
Reviewed 15 June 2016

As on the island you can find only beaches as Kastro seams like the only one attraction. Just a little hard t find, but need to see. The view is amazing. Good trip for big and little turists.

Thank Marta M
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Many buildings are not visible until you climb up and walk the fortress/old town. Once you enter it you enjoy the view and the old churches and houses.

Thank Olgica2015
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The history around Kastro is very interesting.. we visited as part of a trip around the island...the guide was very knowledgeable.. the walk to the top is very strenuous therefore not suitable for the infirm or very young travellers

Thank susan m
Reviewed 7 June 2016

OH MY!!!!1 This beach is a must. You need a moped or quad to get there ....up through the mountains on dirt tracks but oh wow. You also need to be fit as its like trekking the grand canyon but so so worth it. We...More

Thank helen4322
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Kastro is sat on a high cliff which protrudes out over the sea and is a natural fortress It was originally settled during the 14th Century because of the threat from pirates on the lower coastal part of the island. Initially under the control of...More

2  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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patmaggie
Is the walk up to Il Kastro really difficult. I'll be ok but my husband isn't very good walking up hills.
16 July 2016|
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Response from Duncan P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive very close to it but the walk up into the ruined village does require walking on small rocks along paths. You can get a reasonable view of it from the small car park right at the bottom of the approach.
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