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Venetian Castle

AMORGOS (Village) AMORGOS
Venetian Castle - Hora the capital of Amorgos, is a small town hidden behind the mountains, At its south-eastern edge the hill is crowded with the old wind mills. The "Kastro" -castle rock rises out of the village, as a guardian of Hora, over the years since the Venetian occupancy. The historic rock with a height of 210 feet wedges for more than fifteen centuries the church of Kera Leousa (our Lady of mercy), the oldest one in Chora, A narrow stone staircase in the rock, leads to the small St. George Church from which the entrance to the fortress with its preserved low gate is. Around the rock's base, spread the old stone buildings and forty churches of very interesting architecture.

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Kato Lakkos

Is a medieval cistern, which supplied the population with water and whose initial use corresponded with the first organized habitation of Hora in the early Byzantine era.Today's cavy form, was taken during the Venetian domination, on the 15th century.

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