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History of the Area


At a 2 Km distance from Kallicrates Village you will find Fragokastello.
A Venetian castle-fortress after which the area was named.It was built in 1371 to protect the coast from pirate attacks. It remains in good condition until today. At the main entrance you can see Venetian symbols and the sculptured lion of St. Marcus.


According to local myth, a strange natural phenomenon, the "DROSOULITES", occurs yearly an the day of a battle between the Greeks and the Turks (1828) at which the Greek leader and 350 of his fighters were killed.
The "DROSOULITES" appear late in Spring for about 10 minutes, just before sunrise. They are perceived as shadows of armed fighters on horseback and on foot who make their way to the Fragokastello. Many believe that these shadows are simply a mirage; but no satisfactory scientific explanation has been found for the "DROSOULITES"!


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