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A tour of ancient Arkasa

The ruins of an ancient city

Petr Liška
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A tour of ancient Arkasa
Inserted: 31.08.2017
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On Karpathos are the ruins of four Doric cities. One of them is the acropolis of ancient Arkasa (Palaiokastro). From the church of Agia Sophia it is only a few minutes along the path leading up the hill directly to the plateau with the remains of the walls and several columns. However, the whole walk has the most beautiful views of the region and the beach of Agios Nicolaos deep below you

Turning at the bridge

The tour itself begins at the bridge on the main road. There is also a sign for motorists. From the bridge we take the side road to the church of Agia Sophia

Turning at the bridge
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Views of the deserted beach

The side road leads directly along the edge of the cliff. Below you is a deserted beach, unfortunately full of plastic waste. The mountain views are great.

Views of the deserted beach
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Rock formation

On the way to the church you will come across a significant rock formation washed by the sea.

Rock formation
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Church of Agia Sofia

From the turnoff it is about 400 meters to the church of Agia Sofia. There is also a small parking lot, but someone parking here very rarely. Around the church are exhibits from the ancient city.

Church of Agia Sofia
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Remains of historic paving

At the church you will also find a relatively well-preserved strip of the original paving and several columns.

Remains of historic paving
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Exit path to ancient Arkasa

From the church, take the footpath directly to the rock massif. The ascent path is quite obvious and the whole ascent is relatively short. shorter than it seems from below. In addition, with each meter you have an ever better view of the bay, mountains and the city of Arkasa

Exit path to ancient Arkasa
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View of the beach of Agios Nicolaos

The view of Agios Nicolaos beach is also nice.

View of the beach of Agios Nicolaos
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The fortifications of the ancient city of Arkasa

Even after 10 minutes of climbing from the church, you are on a plateau with a whole system of walls and walls.

The fortifications of the ancient city of Arkasa
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The remains of the ancient city of Arkasa

Outside the walls, you will find only a few columns here, so more than for the sake of the city itself, you will go here to go for beautiful views.

The remains of the ancient city of Arkasa
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Climb to the top of the hill

From the ruins of the city, take the footpath directly up to the top of the hill.

Climb to the top of the hill
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View from the top

You can clearly recognize the top by the pillar. The views are great. just below you is Nicolaos beach. Return the same way. If you want to take a bath, go from the church on the footpath directly to the beach.

View from the top
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