Kastro sentence example
- The harbour town is Adamanta; from this there is an ascent to the plateau above the harbour, on which are situated Plaka, the chief town, and Kastro, rising on a hill above it, and other villages.
- One of these, called after the name of an ancient town Apollonia, is the modern capital; Kastro is an "old-world Italian town" with medieval castle and fortifications, and an old town-hall bearing date 1365.
- Inscriptions found on the spot show that Kastro stands on the site of the ancient city of Siphnos; and Mr Bent identifies the other ancient town of Minoa with the place on the coast where a Hellenic white marble tower is distinguished as the Pharos or lighthouse, and another as the tower of St John.
- The chief towns are Kastro on the western coast, with a population of 4000 Greeks and Boo Turks, and Mudros on the southern coast.
- Kastro possesses an excellent harbour, and is the seat of all the trade carried on with the island.Advertisement
- In 1476 the Venetians successfully defended Kotschinos against a Turkish siege; but in 1657 Kastro was captured by the Turks from the Venetians after a siege of sixty-three days.
- Kastro was again besieged by the Russians in 1770.
- There were two towns, Myrina, now Kastro, and Hephaestia.