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Eudilos, Icaria, Samos,North Aegean

Koskinas Castle

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Koskinas Castle
Location:
On the peak of mount Koskinas, near Eudilos in Icaria island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Samos
Municipality > Town:
City of Icaria
• Eudilos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 670 m 
(Relative Height≈550 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
10th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Byzantine castle built in the 10th century. It was the stronghold of the Byzantine city Dolichi. It remained important in the following centuries under Frankish rule.

The castle was renovated when the Genoans held the island (1362-1481) but it was deserted when they fled before the Turkish threat.

The small size of the castle indicates that its primary role was to house a small guard and to watch the sea routes around the island. Today some parts of the walls remain around the top of the hill. Inside, there is the church of Agios Georgios.


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