Castle of Chora

Castle of Chora, Chorio

Castle of Chora
4.5
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azasc
Ust-Labinsk, Russia31 contributions
Fabulous view from here
May 2019 • Friends
We visited Chora with a group. Long way to go up stairs but definitely worth it. Some buildings are still stay on.
Written August 25, 2019
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Pauline P
Swindon, UK82 contributions
Another visit to the top
Jul 2019
I decided to venture out alone as my wife was tired and i thumbed a lift to hora and decided to walk up to the castle having done it 4 years ago .Well it was nice to be back and explore and take pictures of churches inside and out and the wonderful views when you get to the top.this place is worth the steep climb but take some water and food with you like i did and relax and take your time when you reach the top. On the right hand side at the top you will see a church in the distance when you come out of the castle going down the steps there is a path that will lead you there and it's worth the walk quite a walk though.
Written August 18, 2019
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Travel_regularly
Amsterdam, The Netherlands131 contributions
Worth the view
Apr 2018 • Couples
The views are amazing but sadly its a tourism project that seems to have been abondoned. Overgrown paths and decaying modern infrastructure
Written April 22, 2018
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Bichoes
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria734 contributions
Ghost town in the mountain
Aug 2016 • Couples
The Castle of Chora or Paleochora is one of the most famous attractions in Kalymnos. It is situated in the place where ancient Pothia once resided and it is considered as the medieval capital of Kalymnos.The castle was initially built by the Byzantines in the 10th century. Later, the knights Hospitallers in the late 15th century gave to the castle its final form. The Castle is build in the gygantic rocks over the village of Chora, the old capital of the island. U can reach it on the stpes -patch. In the summer days, to klime the steps is very hard and u can take water and hat. The castle is very lonly place and u cannot seen many visitors. The tourists must be careful where they stpes becose if u fell or hit yourself no one can help u around. The view from the Castle is amazing. U can seen some knights coat of arms and small chapels with earlu christian paintings. If u are stay on Kalymnos, the Chora castle is must seen.
Written July 11, 2017
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DJRangoon
Globetrotter UK121 contributions
Castle on Hill
May 2017 • Couples
Great ruins of Castle high on hill over looking Chora. Views over the town and out to sea. Well worth a visit!
Written July 9, 2017
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IHenninger
Big Sky, MT60 contributions
Needs more love
May 2017 • Couples
Visited on a rest day from climbing. Hot and sunny. Got quite sweaty walking up there, although from an active perspective this was not a very long staircase or walk. There's a small sign posted where you park describing this as the parking spot. But it literally is in the street/ middle of a small neighbourhood. So glad there was some restoration done in 1984?? But unfortunate to see that much of that has gone into disrepair since. I do hope there is someone with enough motivation and funding to be able to continue with restoration/preservation of these ruins. What you'll see, really, is a huge stone wall some stone ruins/old walls that are remnants of buildings. And a MULTITUDE of restored chapels. We poked our heads in most of them, but they're pretty repetitive after a while. The ones with the frescoes surviving are pretty cool. Follow the well established stone track and it takes you all the way to the top, without having to walk through brush and loose rock. Worth a visit if you're keen on exploring Kalymnos' history.
Written May 22, 2017
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55Gab
Saint Paul, MN69 contributions
A long way up
Sep 2016 • Couples
We walked from the harbor in Pothia through town and up the many, many steps to the top. We were the only tourists up here and took a lot of time to wander around and marvel at the ruins and wondering what this place must have looked like a long time ago. The view from up here is stunning. The many little churches are well preserved and in most of them you see beautiful wall paintings. Definitely worth the long hike up.
Written December 5, 2016
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Kazen M
Athens, Greece160 contributions
What a castle!!!
Sep 2016 • Friends
Just where it should be watching all the island from north to south...this castle if it was on a popular island it would be well known globally....truly totally recommended!!!
Written September 13, 2016
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blindy333
Colchester, UK48 contributions
Amazing fortress castle/ town.
Aug 2016 • Couples
Well worth the hike up, advice is to go in the morning or late evening due to the heat, and must take water. It's huge and you can well imagine how they lived here in the middle ages. Safe from pirates which they could view approaching, this fortress was impregnable. We stayed up there one hour, the churches have been restored and some open, the view is wonderful. It use to be lit up at night, which looked great, but sadly no longer! After, in Hora, there are nice really Greek places to stop for a drink. We had a very pleasant time there, you should defianatly visit! Free entrance!
Written August 27, 2016
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Panormitis K
42 contributions
History
Feb 2016 • Couples
Beautiful place on the top of chora!! The vew is amazin,but sadly all the lights and facilities that have being sponsored by the europian union have being stolen and distroyd from the local people!!
Written July 7, 2016
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