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Πέμπτη, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Samos 2011 - Τhe Profitis Ilias Chapel on top of Karvounis

Karvounis mountain in the Ampelos mountain region is 1153 meter high. Here on the top lies the small Chapel Profitis Ilias.

Profitis Ilias is the name of the highest peak and from here you can look out over all of western Samos. 
There are remains of the old castle of Lazarus (on the Lazarus Mountain) and nearby are the remains of another fortress, the Castle of Loulouda.
These fortresses were build in the 17th century during the period that the Arabs made regular raids on the island. 
The name of the mountain Lazarus derives from the church of Agios Lazarus which was located inside the fortress.
(Hans Huisman, Paul Jakobs, www.angelfire.com/super2/greece 2010)




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Liz είπε...

Wonderful shots! Happy sky watching.

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Cafe au lait είπε...

Beautiful shots!

Martha Z είπε...

Nice images of an interesting old chapel.

chubskulit είπε...

Gorgeous captures!

Sky Watch at my page, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ είπε...

great history ~ what a climb

Arija είπε...

It is always moving to find a chapel on a high peak. Beautiful photos.

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