• Description

The Arab invasions and terror which prevailed at the midlle of 7th century, forced the residents of coastal areas to seek refuge in inaccessible mountainous areas. The fortification of the peak “Lazarοus”, belongs to this age. It stands on one of the peaks of mountain “Ambelos” (or Karvounis) at an altitude 1,037 m. with free views to the north and south sea and the plains of the island.

The castle was built at the plateau level of the peak, with dimensions 380 X 120 m.

Few interesting traces have remained from the castle, like relics of the walls and the gate and the foundations of houses with the small church, obviously dedicated to Saint Lazarus from where it got its name.

 

  • Features

  • Construction time  : Midlle of 7th century
  • Origin                      : Byzantine
  • Castle Type             : Refuge-Castle
  • Altitude                   : Elevation ≈ 1,037 m.
  • Condition                : Ruins
  • Admission

  • Free access

Book source: “Samos Historical and archaeological guide” Author K.Tsakos

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

24 hours, unenclosed

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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The castle is unenclosed , access is free to the public.

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Vourliotes Samos T.K. 83100

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37.758039373043, 26.848919033655

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