• Description

The castle of Loulouda is an impressive fortification, at the top of a towering and steep 600 m. in height rock , to  the north of Kokkari village.

Stepwise roads carved to the rock, lead to the houses, which were built on surfaces carved into the rock, exploiting the terraces of underlying houses (one above the other stepwise). The author Kritikidis wrote in his book that during 1854 the castle had about 200 houses.

According to the book “Churches of Samos,” by Bishop Sidirokastrou Ioannis, the name of the castle originated from the daughter of a priest, which was named “Loulouda”. She  supossedly fell from the rocks and was killed during an epileptic seizure. The author and historian K.Tsakos, argues in his book, that the name comes from the word “Las” (=Λάς) => “Laloudi” (Λαλούδι) which in ancient Greek means rock and through the years was paraphrased to “Loulouda”.

The last fortification seems to belong to the middle Byzantine years, but the carvings οn the rock done to create the foundations as well as some ancient pottery show that the fortress was inhabited since ancient times.

 

  • Features

  • Construction time  : 7th century CE
  • Origin                      : Byzantine
  • Castle Type             : Castle
  • Altitude                   : Elevation ≈ 530 m.
  • Condition                : Ruins
  • Admission

    • Free access.

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

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Opening Hours

Monday

24 hours, unenclosed

Tuesday

24 hours, unenclosed

Wednesday

24 hours, unenclosed

Thursday

24 hours, unenclosed

Friday

24 hours, unenclosed

Saturday

24 hours, unenclosed

Sunday

24 hours, unenclosed

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

Address

Our Address:

Kokkari Samos T.K. 83100

GPS:

37.760778707794, 26.868275165558

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