The Red Castle, Karystos, Greece
Located majestically near the village Myloi, standing above Karystos town. The castle is well visible from all sides near Karystos and actually dominates the gulf and the whole area. Historically, it is an important castle built right after the Frankish conquest of central Greece and Constantinople.
The notorious, dark, Ravano dale Carceri built it and made it seat of his fiefdom. The history of Ravano and his successors as well as what happened here could be an inspiration for a tv series. Now days, you can leave your car at the gates of the castle and continue on foot straight to the top. The castle has been partially renovated but it is not enough and much money and effort should be given in order to obtain its former splendor but at least you could have an idea from whatever remains. At the top there is a chapel of Prophet Ilias and right below its floor a huge cistern. The view from there, even for the most demanding visitor is really majestic.
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