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Castles, fortresses & fortifications

Castle in the Seriphos Chora

  This defensive settlement is built on a hill by the Seriphos port. In the 15th century this was the see of the Venitian rulers of the island and specifically of the Picchieli.
  This defensive settlement still preserves its medieval fortification. Although Seriphos was ruled by three Venitian families, the Giustigniani, the Ghizi and the Picchieli, this is the only remnant of them that still exists.

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


Cave of Koutala

At the wesr of the village which is undeveloped and not visitable.

Religious monuments

Church of Panagia (Virgin Mary), 10th-11th cent.

  The most important Byzantine church on the island is that of the Panagia (Virgin), built between 950 and 1000, in the village of the same name, 4 kilometers north of Hora. Unfortunately, little has been preserved of its once splendid frescoes.
  This extract is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Serifos tourist pamphlet.


White Tower

  Eight kilometers west of Hora lies Megalo Horio (Big Village), built on the site of the ancient capital of the island. Nearby one can see the ruins of a Hellenistic tower known as Lefkos Pyrgos of Aspropyrgos (White Tower), while at the place called Kastro tis Grias (the old woman's castle) some traces of walls and houses are visible. The area once held the key to the island's economy; it is here that the iron ore was mined. The metal was loaded onto boats from the little port of Megalo Livadi, situated in a protected cove on the southwest coast, and shipped to various destinations. Further south, on the Cyclop's Hill are the ruins of a second Hellenistic tower, called Psaropyrgos.
  This extract is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Serifos tourist pamphlet.

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