Overview of The Castle of Panagia (Castle Pandeliou)
The island’s landmark, well preserved medieval castle sits on the hilltop Apitiki. It was built on the remains of an ancient acropolis (excavations also revealed a nearby 7th c BD tomb) and offers magnificent views. At the west side of the castle you can visit the beautiful church of Panagia, the island’s top pilgrimage centre with its ecclesiastical museum. Note also that the castle is accessible either via a path of 500 stairs or the main road.