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Leros architecture its a blend of 4 deferent styles, the typical style of Dodecanesewhich has a lot of similarities with the architectural style of the Cyclades islands, smallwhite houses with blue painted doors and windows. The neoclassic style with the dominant color of okra and finally the remaining Italian buildings from the times of the Italian occupation which most are in Laki and mostly good remain as a living museum of Mussolini's architecture.The last decade the modern lerians build there houses with respect to the traditional local style.


Astypalean traditional houses

  The Astypalean traditional houses are similar to those of the Cyclades. Moreover, the cycladic colour seems as though it surpasses the Dodecanese colour around the island.
  The most interesting part of the house other than the fireplace and the divisions of the walls is the wooden loft in the far part of the room decorated with lace, woodwork, which was used as a bed. It has a height of about two metres and to reach it, one must climb a ladder, which is formed by three wooden trunks, one placed on top of the other.
  Next to the bed, three or four rows of carved, wooden shelves make up the "Krijola", on which the most beautiful and the best glassware of the housewife are kept.
  The wooden ornamentation of the bed, the "Krijola", the door and window cases, and the ceiling is a sample of the excellent woodcarving craftsmanship was developed in Astypalea.
  One of the most characteristic pieces of work of this art is the carved, wooden ceiling of one of the houses inside the Castle the only one which has been saved today.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the Municipality of Astypalea tourist pamphlet (1999).

Castles, fortresses & fortifications



St. John's Castle


Venetian Castle

  The Venetian Castle, with its two whitewashed churches, stands proudly at the top of the peninsula proclaiming the onset of the development of the settlement.
  As the centuries progressed little white houses began to appear outside the walls of the Castle, which covered the hill and reached the port of Pera Yalos joining together to form a mosaic of our island’s history.
  The portrait of Chora with its white body and ocean blue heart, leaves the visitor speechless because of its beauty and harmony. The Castle takes up all the plateau at the top of the hill. That densely built group of houses there made up the Middle Ages settlement. Today, only a few of the houses have survived, the out sidewalls of which make up the walls of the Castle. Only on the south side there is a strong battle tower, which is known by the name "Serai". Inside the Castle, among the scattered columns and the carved stones, two beautiful churches, Panagia of Castro (the Holy Virgin of the Castle) and Agios Giorgios (Saint George) stand.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the Municipality of Astypalea tourist pamphlet (1999).

The Great Castle


Chryssocheria Castle

  The mountain top Fortress at Hora, the island's ancient capital. This was established as a fortress in the Byzantine period and was occupied until the 18th century. Now, just nine chapels remain standing. Open Monday - Sunday 08.00 - 20.00.
  The ruins of the Church of Christ of Jerusalem, located between Hora and Panormos, are on one of the oldest sites in Kalymnos. The church was built on the site of the ancient Temple of Apollo, god of light and music and the defining deity of Kalymnos. His lyre remains to this day the island's proud symbol.
  The Citadel of the Knights is on a steep rock just inland from Pothia. It was built by the Knights of St John and the chapel of the Virgin, within its walls, is on the site of an ancient temple. The citadel overlooks three ruined windmills and has great views of both Pothia and the central part of the island.
  The monastery of St Panteleimon at Panormos is situated in pine forests on a steep mountainside. Its tiny yet charming church, dedicated to the healing saint, is built into the rock but has no door. Three times a door was installed and three times, as the story goes, the door was blown away with force because the saint wanted a clear view out to sea and the burial place of his mother.

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below, which contains images.

The Castle

It is located to the SE of the village of Lipsi..

The Panteliou Castle

PANTELI (City quarter) LEROS
  The Castle is surrounded by three precincts: the interior one is the oldest, built with material, taken by byzantine buildings.
  Its shape is polygonal and bears the blazons of Querini (1453) and the Grand Master De Lastic (1437 - 1454). Inside the castle, there are the chapels of St. George with the blazon of the Grand Master D' Amboise (1503 - 1512) and of the Holly Trinity. The castle' s precinct bears also D' Amboise' s blazon with the date 1509.
  There are also other ruins inside the castle, as well as the church of the Virgin, built in the place of a byzantine church, during the ottoman occupation.

This text is cited Sept 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below.

Castle Lepidon



St. Barbara Cave


Chiromandres Cave

Skalia Cave


Dragon's Cave


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Religious monuments

Church of Christ of Jerusalem


Church of Agia Sofia

Taxiarch Michael



Eight preserved windmills


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