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Fortress
Location type: Fortress
Number of texts: 9
4 stars
Made by Dromos | Reference Pascal Brackman
Made by Dromos

Did you know that on the hill of the castle you can see deer that live here. They are called “platonia”. Some were brought here from Rhodes decades ago.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar, Child friendly

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Made by Dromos | Reference Pascal Brackman
Made by Dromos

This remote view on the fortress of Myrina shows clearly how well they used the topography of the volcanic dome to protect the fortress.

Linked themes: Geology, History, Geography

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Made by Dromos | Reference Digr
Made by Dromos

The Kastro Myrinas is one of the most beautiful and impressive sights of Limnos. The imposing castle is not for nothing that one of the largest in the area. Although the castle from a distance definitely worth a photo, we suggest that you to make up the climb. Once you arrive at the castle, after all, has a fantastic view of the surroundings. Note also that the great walls of the castle often deer roam freely, something still is not really common name. If you really want to discover the island of Limnos, a visit to the Kastro Myrinas certainly not lacking.

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View on the Roman Shore from the castle. The name “Roman” dates to the Byzantine Empire, when Greeks were called Romans (Ρωμιο). To the south of the promontory lies the so-called Turkish Shore (in Greek, Τορκικος Γιαλς), along which the Turkish community similarly had their homes, before the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey.

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The hill on which the castle of Myrina is built is a volcanic dome, dating from the Miocene.

Linked themes: Geology

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A promontory jutting out to sea carries the ruins of a Venetian castle. This promontory splits the shallow bay of Myina in two.

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Made by Dromos

In 1085, Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos ordered the reinforcement of the castle of Myrina.

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Detail of a wall in the castle.

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Made by Dromos | Reference Pascal Brackman
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The castle of Myrina by night.

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