On the northeast coast of the island, near the village Kardamyla lays the castle of Gria. According to tradition, the name was due to an old woman, which moved away from the village to the castle in order to be protected from the pirates.
The castle was a powerful fortress from ancient times until the 20th century. Especially during the campaign of 1912 it contributed significantly to the liberation of the island, because it remained impregnable in the difficult Turkish attacks.
Today, it consists of a wall of approximately 25 meters and two defensive towers. To get there, you should follow a mountain path of 1200 meters within nature.
- Adres: Castle of Gria Chios