Kastrologos
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Lefko, Karpathos, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Sokastro

  
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Sokastro
Location:
Rock island of Sokastro, Karpathos island (across Lefkos beach)
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Karpathos
• Lefko
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
Before 10th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
Few Remains
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sokastro is a small islet off the west coast of Karpathos, opposite the village Lefkos.

On the rocky uninhabited island there are remains of a fortified byzantine settlement. There are also other elements with archaeological interest but the place has never been researched. So there is no info available about the medieval ruins on it.

The island was the base of the fleet of general Nikiphoros Phocas (later a Byzantine emperor) in his campaign for the reconquest of Crete in 960.


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Approach to the monument:
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Entrance:
Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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