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Castles, fortresses & fortifications

The Kastromonastiro

The Kastro of Kalamos, the so-called Castle-Monastery, is near Episkopi. Only sections of its tall, stone walls remain, with their beautiful inner arches which become embrasures for weapons on the outside. Abandonment, earthquakes and the attrition of time have been relentless with the 'kastromonastiro.' Very little is known about this impressive monument today, although the Kastro has now been included in a restoration programme. It is said that the mother of the 1821 fighter Karaiskakis is buried within the castle. On the other side of the island is Porto Leone, a charming, little bay so named by the Venetians who first drew up the maps of the area.

This extract is cited April 2004 from the Prefecture of Lefkada URL below, which contains images


Papanikolis cave


Daemon cave


The island's sights also include the windmills. These are all privately owned, as is the case everywhere else. It is said that one of the windmills has been preserved with its motor intact and it is quite probable that this is the best preserved one in the whole of the Ionian Sea region. It operated until 1949. Another windmill stands tall and imposing on the hill above Kastos and, if it still had all its installations, it would be even more impressive. The windmills are evidence that in the past the residents of the island systematically cultivated the land and that they had substantial produce.

This extract is cited April 2004 from the Prefecture of Lefkada URL below, which contains images

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