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Castles, fortresses & fortifications

The castles of Potamos

North from Alexandrpoupolis on the road that is leading to Avandas, rises imposingly a Byzantine fortress, build on a small hill across from the Potamos train station you can still see quadric towers and in some positions even double walls. The fortress is controlling a narrow path, a Rodopis mountain range ravine, in the ravine are the rails that are leading to the lowlands of Komotene. The path was out of the Egnatias road main diode and was of high military importance. The hill of the fortress is presenting inhabitation in the prehistoric ages.

This extract is cited Sept 2003 from the Development Company of Alexandroupolis URL below, which contains image.


Caves

Agii Theodori cave

Walking on the dirt road that is passing the castles of Potamos and after having covered a 5-km marching next to the rails, we finally have reached the famous cave of the Ag. Theodori, that is located on the top of a large cavity. The inside of the cave is shaped like a fane with the addition of a temple and the surfaces of the cave are wall painted.The paintings are dated in two different periods. The first period is the 11th century and the second period is the 13th century. The art of paintings is reflecting the tradition of Constantinople.

This extract is cited Sept 2003 from the Development Company of Alexandroupolis URL below, which contains image.


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