Photographer's Note

The village was first mentioned as Palaiokastellon tou Kontea. In 1346, its farmlands had around 4,000 modis in which it was known as the royal plower famous with the name Rough Land. From the census had its castle which was built before, around the Venetian rule (1207–76) from which a landowner Kontea inspected the building in which part injured, the same as the Venetians left. The area passed to the residents of the emperor (royal plower).
The older human estate marked a series of toponyms which were written down in a census of 1346 bounded the area where it located the farmers as Loutra (Spring), Nerohitis (Spring), Aggourokipi (Zucchini Garden), Ozolakkos, etc. These toponyms were known around the area and had a spring, garden and a pit.
The village was builts between the hills of Agios Athanasios (86 m), Typos, Vigla and Koukos. From those names, a census read Mount Typos, it knew the location: Drakonto and Senitou mountains, names which edivently corresponded on other hills.
According to suitable narrations, the village was mainly located near the sea and resettled since it was raided by pirates. The original location corresponded to Nevgati where it had a monastery. Mostly it was probably a small lake by the name of Agios Georgios near the gulf which it had remains of a ruined castle. In the 1346 census, it was a castle with the name Exadaktylio (Εξαδακτύλιον) or Exadaktylou (Εξαδακτύλου - six fingers) in which locally near the coast with a hillock elevation of 18 m in which today settled by an inhabitant. It featured Vriokastro (Voreiokastro - ), the name which was heard by Couze in 1858. It survived a surrounding wall and was planned which reminded a plan which it had a venetian castle known as Moudros, in which and remaining prehistoric and classical eras. The castle was located by the guld in which remained ever since a safe anchor cast, in which from the south of cape Stavros and the islet of Prassos in which it has 8 hectares and a perimeter of 440 m.

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Additional Photos by Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2742 W: 87 N: 5139] (41801)
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