Castles of Greece


Kambia, Chios, North Aegean

Castle of Kambia

or Castle of Oria or Kastraki of Agia Paraskevi  
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Castle of Kambia
On a steep rock north of the village Kambia, near Kardamyla in northern Chios
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Municipality > Town:
City of Chios
• Kambia
Elevation ≈ 120 m 
(Relative Height≈40 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Castle Type   Condition
Rather Poor

A castle on a steep rock north of the village Kambia. On the same rock there is a small chapel of Agia Paraskevi.

It is not known when exactly it was constructed. Most probably it is Byzantine and it was abandoned before the Genoans came to the island.

Some parts of the fortifications are saved but there are no buildings.

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Road map to Castle of Kambia

Approach to the monument:
There is a road going north from Kambia passing very close to the rock (1.5km from the village). There are steps on the rock leading to the castle on the top.
Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to go up the castle and walk around inside.

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