Skiathos Castle to get a new lease on life as restoration project begins

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The long-neglected castle located on the northern tip of Skiathos is being treated to one of the largest restoration projects to take place on the island.

An area first inhabited in the 6th or 7th century AD, the castle will be restored so that it can be accessible to the public, with a clear focus on restoring monuments and developing new paved paths.

Part of the Skiathos Castle gate which is being restored. Photo: Ekathimerini

In a joint project with the Skiathos Municipal Authority and the Ministry of Culture, the aim is to bring the castle back to life, whilst also respecting the important historical monuments and religious sites located nearby.

According to archaeologists Anna Gialouri, the castle was first established by residents of the old town as a means of protecting themselves from pirate raids during the mid-14th century and has become a strong symbol for the island.

Source: Ekathimerini

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