Castle of the Knights
Hippocrates Plane Tree
North of the ancient agora is the lovely cobblestone Plateia Platanou, where you can pay your respects to the Hippocrates Plane Tree,...
Mosque of Gazi Hassan Pasha
Beneath the Hippocrates Plane Tree is an old sarcophagus converted by the Turks into a fountain. Opposite the tree is the well-preserved...
The ancient agora, with the ruins of the Shrine of Aphrodite and Temple of Hercules , is an open site south of the Castle of the...
Next to an exquisite mosque, this lovely cafe with wrought-iron chairs and shade is a pleasant stop for an iced coffee or espresso....
Castle of the Knights information
Reach the once impregnable Castle of the Knights by crossing a bridge over Finikon from Plateia Platanou . The castle, which had massive outer walls and an inner keep, was built in the 14th century and separated from the town by a moat (now Finikon). Damaged by an earthquake in 1495 and restored in the 16th century, it was the knights’ most stalwart defence against the encroaching Ottomans.