A Flora and Fauna of Symi

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The Kastro, Nisryos

September 8, 2017

A short walk from Mandraki to the Castro via the monastery. The walls of the Kastro date from 4th BC and were built to protect the city of Nisyros by some bloke called Mausolus of Karia who ruled over nearby islands for a bit. Nice bit of dry stone walling with each stone weighing about 20-40 tons. Good views of the town and the lesser efforts of the Crusaders castle (some 1,000 years later).

 

 

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