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Agia Theodoti, Ios, Cyclades,South Aegean

Paleokastro of Ios

  
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Paleokastro of Ios
Location:
East coast of Ios island, on a hill between Agia Theodoti and Psathi
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Ios
• Agia Theodoti
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 230 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1397  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paleokastro is on a hill on the east coast of Ios island with an excellent view to Paros, Naxos, Amorgos and other islands of the Aegean.

The castle was built in 1397 by Marco Crispo, one of the sons of Franzesco Crispo who had usurped the rule of the Duchy of Naxos since 1361. The purpose of the castle was to protect the island from pirates (mostly Turks). It was founded on a previously byzantine castle.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
On the road to Psathi, just before the village, there is a sign to the castle. A well-paved path with several steps leads to the castle after 10-15 minutes.
Entrance:
Free entrance


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