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Monday, 4 January 2010

Part view of the castle of Logothetis


The Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis, leader of the Samiots against the Turks in the uprising of 1821, was built on the remains of ancient buildings to meet the needs of the revolution and housed the Samiots' headquarters during their endeavours to throw off the Turkish yoke. It has a length of 400 metres and was built in 1824 with the help of all the islanders as a defence against the Ottoman fleet. Near the castle stands the imposing Church of the Transfiguration, whose annual festival is observed each year on 6 August, the date on which in 1824 Samos was saved from the onset of the Turks.


  1. C'est extraordinaire de voir ces construction qui ont duré des millénaires et qui pourtant n'était fait que de pierres.

  2. Welcome back and Happy New Year!!

    The structure in the sea doesn't look very safe but as it has been there all those years I guess it must be!!

    I love to learn the history with the photographs, thank you.

    Have a good week, Jackie

  3. This is really beautifully composed. Excellent image!

  4. Imagine helping to build such a place with stones like these! Better than Lego.