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Hike to Paleokastro ruins

We arrived with google maps to the end of the unnamed road, and found a small parking lot in front... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Veera V
Western Finland, Finland
Hiking and fantastic view

Paleokastro hill offers a hiking path that leads to the ruins of ancient city Arkesia. The view is... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Michael Giota G
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Karpathos 857 00, Greece | Parking space for few cars in front of Agia Sofia Church, Arkassa 85700, Greece
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We arrived with google maps to the end of the unnamed road, and found a small parking lot in front of the church of Agia Sofia. We had a quick look inside the church (nothing special compared to the other churches at Karpathos), and then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Veera V
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Paleokastro hill offers a hiking path that leads to the ruins of ancient city Arkesia. The view is fantastic, overlooking the beach Agios Nikolaos and the village Arkassa. Agia Sofia is a byzantine church, built on the food of the hill, with mosaic floors.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Michael Giota G
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We visited Paleokastro hill and Agia Sofia church during our stay in Arkassa. Agia Sofia is a beautiful byzantine church, with the mosaic floors surrounded by beautiful scenery. We went up to Paleokastro hill through the hiking path, the view is fantastic! We could see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Our hotel was actually so close to this ancient acropolis that we couldn't have left it there at our doorstep. But the sites (both the small church, its mosaic floors from another older church, and the acropolis at the top of the mountain where very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TinusHendriks
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

While on family vacation in Arkasa by Ayios Nikolaos beach, you can find this small, cute church. Situated at the beginning of the paleokastro is a very relaxing place to watch the sun set.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

My girlfriend and I visited these ruins pushed by curiosity. No one was there to protect the site. The shore, along the way that leads there, was plenty of garbage. The ruins also were not preserved as they should be: a huge tyre was abandonned...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank LukeV85
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Karpathos is not know by its ancients sites, although by know. The paleokastro is a small church with some mosaics and columns in the back yard. It is a minor site,but if you have time it worths the visit. There road signs in the city...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Ulysses F
Reviewed 16 January 2014

I definitely like the way Greeks treat their ancient heritage. The most valuable are kept behind fences and with admission fees to keep on excavating and researching while the less important ones are usually for free. Which is remarkable compared to middle Europe, where you...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank warman_cz
Reviewed 30 August 2013

It is an old church !! !! In the courtyard of the church and inside there are many psifidota!!!! It is a beautiful archeological site on the island worth visiting!!!

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank etsianou
Reviewed 5 October 2012

this is certainly one of the best archeological sites on the island, you will feel the past years of the history here..

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank michalis1970
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