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Palaiochora Castle, Kythira

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  • The hike leads into the valley to the source of Trifillianika and continues through the gorge to Paleochora. The way back leads via the old m31 hiking trail to Trifillianika. The part of the hike from Trifillianika, through the gorge, requires good sure-footedness! Shortly before Paleochora the gorge opens and the old ruined city towers high above the hiker! The hike is an absolute highlight! The city of Paleochora was built in the fork of two gorges as a strategic fortress. The "island fortress" between the two gorges was significantly lower than the surrounding elevations. They hid the city from anyone who didn't come directly to it. Only from the sea side and only from Cape Maleas, with a telescope (Kepler 1611), were few buildings to be discovered. Whether the city fell victim to the discovery of the sea or by treason is unknown!
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  • The Kastropoliteia of Paleochora is a fantastic destination in Kythira. It is wonderful to walk and admire the wonderful natural landscape, as it is built between two gorges. You feel a sadness considering the history of this space since many people were slaughtered, many became slaves while others jumped on the cliff to escape their enslavement to the Turks. In the area there are three churches and all are closed. It would be good to have someone responsible so we can visit them. The road to the approaches is narrow but the problem is that it becomes even narrower as the plants have spread and no one from the municipality is interested in cleaning them. Very nice is the hike up to Paleochora starting from Potamos village.
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  • Nice landscape. Near to an interesting old church. Not many things to see though.
  • Great view and also great photographic experience with a unique scenery and ruins of buildings that can give you great shots especially at sunset.
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