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Naxos Castle (Kastro)

A cache by Yiannisp & E.X. Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/28/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Over Naxos town is located the Venetian Castle (Kastro), built by Marco Sanudo after the fourth crusade.The Kastro was built on dense constructions of the Middle Ages. The "Barozzi" House is located at the southwestern gate of the Kastro and is still in property of the family. The Barozzis were one of the 7 families who founded Venice and were barons on Santorini between 1207-1335. One of the houses of "Della Rokka", the old family "Del la Roche", great dukes of Athens and Attica, has a nice shop "Antico Venetico" selling old dishes, furniture and textiles in the backroom, reminding the rule of the dukes. Actually, it is more or less a museum and has 4 columns of classical temples. Della Rokkas still own one of the eldest pharmacies of the Cyclades (end of 19th century) in Naxos town. The boarding school of the Ursulines is on the way to the Archaeological Museum and it was visited until around 25 years ago. It was a place, where well-to-do families used to send their girls for education and upbringing. Now it is reconstructed and will be used as a Cultural Centre of Naxos. The Jesuit Commercial School, where Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Alexis Zorbas) studied houses today the Archaeological Museum and is in the same area. The museum shows founds of the roman, the classical and lots of things of the archaic period of Naxos (5. - 6. century B.C.) - not to forget the idols of the Cyclades. In the courtyard at Castle apex can be found the Roman Catholic Cathedral.
This cache invites you for an exciting walk up to the castle to visit all of the above buildings and pass throuth its nice little places, arches, little shops, restaurants and taverns.
The cache is easy to found. It is a film canister and contain only logbook, stashnote and a pencil, but brings your own just in case.

Have a nice stay in Naxos.

FTF: 18 Aug. 2008 by baugue

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Naxos Castle (Kastro)
1. Municipality of Naxos Chora- Castle
  2.Naxos Architecture, Cyclades

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