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Gorges & Ravines
Castles, fortresses & fortifications
A Byzantine castle (560 A.D.)
It dates back to the 11th century.
The eventual excavation of Servia will reveal the Mystra of Macedonia,
for the ruins of walls, churches, and houses can be made out among trees at the
top of a naturally fortified hill which overlooks the valley of the Haliakmon
The walls encircling the 11th century acropolis descend the hillside
in tiers, encompassing churches like those of Ayioi Theodoroi and Ioannis Prodromos
(Saint John the Baptist) and the now ruined Metropolis, all of which date to the
The Metropolis, a large three-aisled basilica with narthex, was dedicated
to Saint Demetrios; two layers of wall-paintings still survive and bear witness
to a brilliant historic past, though they are exposed to destruction by rain and
human hands, as reconstruction of the monument would be an extremely difficult
By kind permission of:Ekdotike Athenon
This text is cited Nov 2003 from the Macedonian Heritage URL below, which contains image.
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