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AEGEAN ISLANDS

The castle of Chora

The view from the castle of Serifos’s Chora with the chapels that light up all around you is unique. From the highest “balcony” of the island you will let your gaze get lost in the horizon and the surrounding Cyclades islands: Sifnos,Kimolos, Milos, the small islet of Vous, Paros, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos and Serifopoula. The habitation of the area has been continuous since ancient times. The initial core was built on the top of the rock, where Xenophon mentions the presence of an organized state with public buildings and temples
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Aspros Pyrgos (White Tower)

It dominates over the bay of Koutalas. It is a small, circular marble building and one of the most well-preserved towers in Serifos. It is assumed that it was built in the late 4th century BC, or during the Hellenistic period and it was used as a watchtower for the area control. Next to it there is the chapel of Agios Charalambos and opposite there is the church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity).    
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The throne and the cave of the Cyclops

On the cape of the Cyclops, in a spectacular position with panoramic view of the southwestern side of the island, Psaros Pyrgos is located (Psaropyrgos, or “sofa of the Cyclops” as the locals call it, based on the shape that the chipped boulders have on its base).
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The castle of Gria (old woman’s castle)

You will find the conical rocky hill constantly in front of you following the route from Chora towards Megalo Livadi. There are indications that there was an ancient castle above it, but there has been no excavation to date. Its strategic position high above the bay of Koutalas was its major advantage in the past. Today, the rough path on the southern part of the hill constitutes the major obstacle for those who try to climb hilltop.    
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