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Συμι, Symi, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Symi

  
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Castle of Symi
Location:
Ano Chora of Symi, Dodecanese islands
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Symi
• Συμι
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 130 m 
(Relative Height≈130 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1407  
IOANNITE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Island Citadel  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The castle is on the slopes of the hill overooking the port of Yialos and the town of Symi.

It used to be an ancient acropolis in the location and the ancient walls became part of the castle built there by the Knights of the Order of St John in 1407.

It was never a particularly strong or impressive castle but was sufficient for the protection against pirate raids.

The little bay is not visible from the open sea and the Knights kept there a fleet of light ships. A small arsenal built and repaired these vessels. Over the years, the islanders acquired a reputation as carpenters which lasted until the early XXth century.

The castle and the island remained at the hands of the knights until the Ottoman conquest in 1522.


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  • The last 4 pictures were sent by από Владимир Джевелеков‎

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