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Amazing ruins

Took our kids here just to see the old ruins. It is truly amazing walking around and seeing old the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Michael V
Middelfart, Denmark
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Reconstructed castle, church, cemetery, great ocean views

This is a reconstructed castle telling the interesting history of the area over the last centuries... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We visited the castle one afternoon and were really impressed with the castle itself and the views. They were breathtaking. Unfortunately, we arrived just after closing time so we weren’t able to go inside. We will visit again on our next visit to Samos. Definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Took our kids here just to see the old ruins. It is truly amazing walking around and seeing old the different ruins from various time periods. There was a ceremony celebrating independence in the church so we could not see everything but really enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Michael V
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The castle is part of the history of Pythagorio and Samos. You see the fusion of different styles of architectures and stones from the antiquity, to medieval and renaissance. An excellent place to take photos, where the Aegean blue, the hilltop and the beach front...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank yannis319
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Castle of Lykourgos is a complex of buildings at the hill overlooking the bay of Pythagorion. The large Byzantine castle was built in 8th century in order to defend both a town and a harbor, not much remains of this structure but castle walls and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Superkatt
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a reconstructed castle telling the interesting history of the area over the last centuries. There is a beautiful church next to it, with a large cemetery. It is on the top of a small hill so you also get great views of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed February 5, 2018

The Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis is a very significant structure in the history of Samos and Greece in general. Next to the Castle, there is a church , constructed in 1824, when the revolutionaries managed to defeat the Turks. .I resided during a big holiday...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank snezana9
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth seeing, not just for the castle itself, but also worth the view of the sea and it is adjacent to a Greek Orthodox Church.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Having missed out on doing this before, knew I had to do it this time and well worth it! Must see for a brief education and the views are breath taking.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ineedaholiday82
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

This site includes the Tower House, Metamorphosis Church and a Byzantine Castle. The house was closed with no indication as to why. (It was not Monday). The church was absolutely incredible, ornate and peaceful with lovely music playing in the background. There were tremendous views...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nigel B
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

A really nice church having a big yard with some marbles and seaside view! It's nice for pictures!Be sure that you will not visit the cemetery!

Date of experience: May 2017
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