The ruins of an ancient city
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
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.
On the way to the church you will come across a significant rock formation washed by the sea.
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.
Remains of historic paving
At the church you will also find a relatively well-preserved strip of the original paving and several columns.
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
View of the beach of Agios Nicolaos
The view of Agios Nicolaos beach is also nice.
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 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.
Climb to the top of the hill
From the ruins of the city, take the footpath directly up to the top of the hill.
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.
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