"Larissa Castle" Argos Things to Do Tip by painterdave

Argos Things to Do: 3 reviews and 5 photos

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Built during the 12th century, this castle was captured by the Crusaders, but in 1388 the Republic of Venice took possession. The Ottomans plundered the castle in 1397 and most of the population were taken as slaves. Later on the Venetians came back and settled in with settlers from Albania.
View from the castle is wonderful and you can see much further that Nafplio. Entrance is free, and on an August day we were the only tourists there. After reading of the history of this castle, it makes this visit more special.
Much of the area is in ruins, there are not roofs, all has fallen, but the walls are still standing, and the tower on one end offers a nice feel.
There is also a monastery below behind the castle, but it seemed to be deserted.
If you are in the area of Argos, this castle is worth a look, and it will take you about an hour and a half to drive up and view it.

Address: Argos to Larissa signs
Directions: Head in the direction of the castle, and then you will begin to see signs to Larissa.
No restrooms or water. No guard, No fee. Parking Free. Road is paved to top.

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  • Written Sep 8, 2011
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