Castle of Volissos

The traditional village of Volissos is built on the side of a tall and steep hill, at the top of which stands a medieval castle. The Castle was built during the Byzantine period and according to tradition it is considered a project of General Velissarios (6th century), however based on research is most possible that its construction dates back to the 11th century during a period of general reorganisation of the island. In the mid-15th century the Castle was restored by the Genoese.

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