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Kyparissia location on Google map

Kyparissia’s location is pinpointed on this Google map of the Peloponnese

 

Eleni Chameri Street in Kyparissia

Looking down Eleni Chameri Street on our way to Kyparissia castle

 

Kyparissia Old Town

One of the tavernas along the Old Town’s commercial strip

 

a house in Kyparissia

A container plant display outside a house in the Old Town

 

Kyparissia Castle

This imposing stone wall looms above the Kyparissia Castle entrance

 

Kyparissia Castle

Approaching the entrance gate to the Kyparissia Castle

 

 

Kyparissia Castle

From just inside the gate, visitors must climb a long flight of stone steps …

 

Kyparissia Castle

… then follow dirt footpaths the rest of the way to the castle ruins

 

Kyparissia Castle

Part of the dirt trail leading up to the castle

 

Kyparissia Castle

Gaps between the trees offer glimpses of the houses on the adjacent hills

 

Kyparissia Castle

A peek at Kyparissia’s harbour from an opening in the castle wall

 

Kyparissia Castle

A small amphitheatre in the castle yard

 

Kyparissia Castle

Rising behind the amphitheatre is one of the few somewhat intact structures still standing inside the castle

 

Kyparissia Castle

Tall grasses surround the ruins of the ancient stone building

 

 Kyparissia Castle

A view to the sea from an opening in the castle wall

 

Kyparissia church and cemetery

A view of a church and cemetery on the lowlands to the northwest of the castle 

 

Kyparissia Castle

Another building inside the castle

 

mountains at Kyparissia

From a vantage point inside the castle, we got this view of the mountains rising behind Kyparissia. Fortunately for us, the clouds stayed over the mountains while we were visiting the town.

 

Kyparissia Castle view

Another castle view of nearby mountains and houses on the hills

 

 

 

Kyparissia church

I. N. Agias Triadas church, near the Kyparissia Castle

 

Kyparissia Old Town

A medieval-themed street lamp hanging from a wall near the castle

 

a house in Kyparissia

A rustic house with a view to the sea

 

lemon tree in Kyparissia

A tree laden with lemons in the front yard of a house in the Old Town

 

Kyparissia Old Town

A stone wall and houses along a lane in the Old Town

 

a house in Kyparissia

Houses on the hillside directly below the castle wall

 

a lane in Kyparissia

A peek at the sea from a hillside lane

 

Kyparissia Castle

Houses clinging to the steep hillside below the castle

 

Kyparissia Castle

The Castle’s Greek flag flutters in the light breeze

 

hillside buildings in Kyparissia

Two of the many interesting buildings in and around the Old Town

 

a house in Kyparissia

An orange tree in the front yard of a hillside house

 

a house in Kyparissia

A cute little house with faded blue shutters and doors

 

a building in Kyparissia

An old stone building that’s ripe for renewal and renovation

 

steps on a Kyparissia hillside

A hillside lane paved with wide stone steps 

 

a building in Kyparissia

Another old building oozing charm and character

 

entrance gate in Kyparissia

An elegant entrance gate for what appears to be a school (my guess, based on the basketball hoop and playground equipment on the grounds)

 

dogs in Kyparissia

Siesta time at one of the tavernas on the Old Town’s main street

 

a store in Kyparissia

An old pantopoleion on the main street

 

shop sign in Kyparissia

The reference to Old Arcadia on the shop sign is a nod to the town’s historic past — Kyparissia was called Arcadia in the Middle Ages

 

a hillside path in Kyparissia

Stone walls line both sides of a path that climbs the hillside behind the commercial buildings on the main street

 

Kyparissia Old Town view

A view of the lower town and sea from an open spot in the Old Town

 

Messinia G shop

Street view of the Messinia Gi shop

 

an old building in Kyparissia

Another “handyman’s special” — one of many “fixer-uppers” we came across during our walks in and near the Old Town

 

Kyparissia Castle

A parting view of Kyparissia Castle

 

This 3.5-minute video by Daria Gerus takes you on a tour of the Kyparissia Castle, and shows the wonderful views  visitors can enjoy from various vantage points around the fortress

 

 

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