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Stavros monastery, Nisyros, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Argos in Nisyros

  
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Castle of Argos in Nisyros
Location:
In the monastery of Stavros at the southern side of the island of Nisyros
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Nisyros
• Stavros monastery
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 265 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Ancient  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
Few Remains
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An ancient fortified settlement that existed until the 15th century.

The original settlement should be extended on the slope south of the monastery and probably was destroyed by an earthquake. Whatever was left became part of the monastic complex of Stavros (cross), among the buildings of the few remains of the castle are still visible. Some of the ruins became walls of the monastery.

The Argos Castle is one of the 5 forts on the island mentioned by the Italian traveller Buondelmonti in his diary in 1420.

It had visual contact with the other castles located around the crater of the volcano of Nisyros, like Emporeios and Nikeia


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