Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Village Walkthrough- Paleokastro

I got the chance to visit a village near Samos Town a couple weeks ago, and I'm glad I did! There are about 30 some odd villages in Samos, and this one is full of old houses and lots of rich history. The village of Paleokastro is located in the eastern part of the island, 5 km to the southeast of the town of Samos. The name Paleokastro, meaning "an old fortress", comes from the ruins of an old fortress in the Agios Tryphonas area. In the Kerveli area there are remnants of an old settlement, Paliochori, where the first inhabitants of the area probably settled.
Paleokastro from far away
An old delivery truck
Driving into the village
The plateia with cafes, restaurants, and a children's  playground.
Opposite the plateia
A lazy cat!
This one caught my eye from far away! Love!
One of the many deserted house.
I like how the clothes hanging out to dry bring color to this neighborhood!
Renovation in process!
...and they let me look inside! high ceilings, big windows, and a nook under those stairs!
Around the bend, we came onto a surprise....
another plateia!
House on a corner!
An old ready to fall over house inbetween 2 nice houses
and through a little crack in the door that literally only fit my camera lens, this is what I shot.
A teeny tiny path through 2 houses
Sorry I didn't get the name of this church...
But I really wanted to ring those bells!

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