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Castle of Chora | Kalymnos

Updated: Nov 19, 2019

The Castle of Chora is one of the most famous sights of Kalymnos. It used to be the medieval capital of the island and the successor of ancient Pothia.

Photo by: Egmontaz, Kastro tou Choriou, CC BY-SA 3.0


The construction started in the 10th century and was finalized in the 15th century. It was inhabited until the second decade of the 19th century when pirate invasions led its people to find shelter in today’s chora.


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