Freshly converted into a fully fledged tourist sight complete with helpful English-language signs, this picturesque castle was built in 1431–33 by Genovese noble Palamede Gattilusio, who received the island in exchange for assisting the Byzantine emperor in a fratricidal war. In addition to sweeping views, the ruins feature a large stone cistern for collecting rainwater, and a murder hole for people whose company the Italian gentleman didn't enjoy.

The castle used to house a police station, which was only demolished in 2015.

Both the nobleman's and the emperor's coats of arms appear on a marble plaque at the castle entrance.

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