Nisyros - PaleokastroPaleokastro is a classical period acropolis of the ancient city. It is still in very good condition because of its high quality construction and represents
one of the best fortification works of ancientry, basaltic andesite, one of the hardest rocks in the world. The main gate is composed by well-hewn stone blocks with a perfect fit of the connecting surfaces. The total length of the fortification is very big, as it surrounds the entire land-lubber site of the rocky hill above the south end of Mandraki. The wall and the cliff delimit an area of about 130 acres total perimeter almost 2 km, while the weight of some of the stones that form the wall, reach 3.5 tonnes.

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