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Asklipion Village and the castle of the knights

Asklipion is situated, between Gennadi and Lardos. It was named after the god of medicine. There is a fabulous eleventh. century Byzantine church and an interesting museum. The church was built in 1060. It started as a cross, but extended later to accommodate a larger congregation. In the museum, next to the church, are old bibles, religious artifacts, agriculture tools, old olive press.

Above the village after approx. 10 min. walk you'll find the ruins of a medieval Crusader Castle. The entrance is impressive, but inside, there is not much to see. From here you have an excellent view over the countryside. The legend is, here once was a tunnel from one of the houses to the castle, so that the villagers could gain refuge from raiding pirates.

Also in the area

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  • Agapitos
  • Sylvia

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