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  • by grkboiler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Castro Chlemoutsi (Clermont, Castle Tornese) is a Frankish fort built in 1220. It was once the strongest fort in the region. The inner enclosure contained the residence of the Prince, a chapel, and other residences. Konstantinos Palaiologos, the last Byzantine Emperor, lived here from 1428-1432.

    The outer enclosure contains ruins of other buildings, cisterns, and a Turkish mosque. You can walk up to the top to get an amazing view of Kyllini, the Ionian Sea, and the surrounding areas.

    The castle was being restored last time I visited, and there were plans to put a Byzantine museum on the site. I do not know if this was completed.

    Summer hours (April 1 - October 31) are 12 PM - 7 PM Mondays, and 8 AM - 7 PM the rest of the week. Winter hours (November 1 - March 31) are 8:30 AM - 3 PM Tuesday - Sunday. It is closed on religious and national holidays.

    General admission is 3 euros for anyone over 18. Everyone else is free. There are lower rates for certain groups of people, and certain days throughout the year that admission is free for everyone. Check the website for more details on admission.

    This website has a great aerial view of the castle and Kyllini:
    http://www.kastro-kyllini.gr/images/Xlemoutsibig.jpg

    Castro Chlemoutsi
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    by oriettaIT Written Jun 1, 2012

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    This big restaurant attracted us for lunch because of the large wooden porch with a lot of shade during a very hot summer day.
    It is a family run taverna, like all in this area, the couple who runs it is nice and talkative, they have another restaurant in Germany where they work during the winter.

    Favorite Dish: We had a appetizer of tzatziki sauce and dolmades rice patties wrapped in wine leaves, gemista that is tomatoes and peppers stuffed with rice and herbs and cooked in the oven and a plate of lemon garlic shrimps served with fried.
    The portions were big and the food good and tasty.
    We enjoyed the shade and the cold Mythos beer.

    Dolmades Gemista Shrimps in lemon-garlic sauce
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    by oriettaIT Written Jun 1, 2012

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    This was the best food experience in Kastro. The outdoor dining are was clean and refreshing, there was several tables and the places seems to be the favorite among the Greek visitors.
    The waiters were friendly and they speak enough English to help the customer decide.
    They have a wide menu of Greek specialties with some unusual choices too.

    Favorite Dish: We had tzatziki sauce and pickled octopus as appetizers, a pork souvlaky and Yiouvetsi, a lamb stew cooked in a small crock pot covered with tiny pasta that make a tasty croust on top.
    Portions were big and included fries and vegetables.
    Their retsina was pretty good too!

    The menu Picked octopus pork souvlaky Yiouvetsi lamb casserole with small pasta
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