CASTLE OF KATO CHORA IN MYLOPOTAMOS-EN

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Castle of Kato Chora in Mylopotamos

Built by the Venetians on a steep rock in the west of the island, it controlled the movement in the Ionian Sea. At the imposing gate of the fortress dominates the lion of Saint Mark of Venice with the Latin inscription “Pax tibi Marco evangelista meus (peace be upon my evangelist Mark) 1565”.

Inside the castle are many churches of the 16th-17th century, of exceptional architecture, full of murals of wonderful art, as well as houses that were inhabited until the 1950s. The castle encloses a true necropolis.

Access: Asphalt road to the entrance and then a stone cobbled path.

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