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Castles, fortresses & fortifications
The Great 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
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.
St. Barbara Cave
Church of Christ of Jerusalem
Church of Agia Sofia
- Hellenic Ministry of Culture WebPage
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