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Vourliotes, Samos, South Aegean

Castle of Lazarou

  
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Castle of Lazarou
Location:
On the Lazarou peak of mount Karvouni above the village Vourliotes in Samos island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Samos
Municipality > Town:
City of Samos
• Vourliotes
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 1010 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
7th or 8th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Refuge-Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scattered remains of a castle on one of the peaks of mount Karvouni in Samos. It was built in the period that the Arabs started their raids in the Aegean which means that it is a construction of the 7th or the 8th century. It was used by the local population as a refuge and an observatory of the sea.

The dimensions of the castle are 380x120 meters and it is located on a plateau at the top. There are some remains of the wall, of the gate and of one church which was most probably dedicated to Saint Lazarus, hence the name of the castle and of the peak.


Sources

  • Website iSamos - Κάστρο του Λαζάρου
  • Information by Mr. Ioannis Dedes



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