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If you are on Sifnos, don't miss Kastro!
Walking there you make a journey in time in a kind of wonderland.

"This lovely walled cliff-top village is situated at 5 kilometres east of Apollonia, the actualy capital of the island.

It offers a magnificent panoramic view of the sea and is inhabited since the prehistoric period.

Kastro has been built in the ruins of the ancient capital of Sifnos and is the only village of the island with a strong medieval character.

A big part of its boundary walls survive as well as the features of a Venetian fortress.

Narrow little streets, loggias, beautiful two-storey houses, old mansions and 16th and 17th century churches with ornamental floors.

Venetians coats of arms and ancient wall-fragments can still be seen on most of the houses of the village.
Remains of the ancient acropolis and a small archaeological museum can be visited."

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