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A walk through the village of Kastro

The oldest village on Thassos

Petr Liška
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A walk through the village of Kastro
Inserted: 28.07.2023
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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In the interior of Thassos you will come across several mountain villages. Perhaps the most interesting and certainly the oldest of them is Kastro, which you can find above the resort of Limenaria (approx. 12 kilometers drive on a wide and decent asphalt road). The village is located at an altitude of almost 500 meters above sea level. The village is almost completely abandoned – only two families currently live here. One of them runs a tavern, so you can also have refreshments here.

Beautiful stone houses in Kastro

You can park right on the edge of Kastra or you can drive all the way to the center of the village to the tavern. The village itself is located on top of a flat hill, so the local houses are built between rocks. The beautiful stone roofs here will certainly captivate you.

Beautiful stone houses in Kastro
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Views of the region

From Kastro there are beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, including the highest peak of the island – Ipsario.

Views of the region
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View of the church

In the place of the former castle, of which only the remains of the walls remain to this day, stands a picturesque little church – the most frequent destination of a walk around the Kastro.

View of the church
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Wandering around Kastra

Kastro is a truly romantic village. You can only imagine how it used to be here.

Wandering around Kastra
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Scant vegetation

Here you will find several beautiful trees growing from the otherwise sparse vegetation of this peak.

Scant vegetation
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A small church in Kastro

Today, a simple little church stands on the site of the former castle

A small church in Kastro
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View to the south

In the southern direction, you can see almost all the way to the sea. Elongated ridges separating individual valleys stretch there. At this point, you will only recognize the tactical location of the former castle.

View to the south
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Abandoned buildings in Kastro

In Kastro you will find only a few well-maintained houses, most of them have been abandoned for decades – this in turn adds to the interest and special atmosphere here.

Abandoned buildings in Kastro
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Center Kastra

In the very center of the village you will find a small square with a souvenir shop, another church and a little further on a tavern where you can have refreshments.

Center Kastra
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Beautiful trees in Kastro

The last interesting thing in Kastro are several huge beautiful ancient trees that have seen the village in its full glory.

Beautiful trees in Kastro
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