Kastro sentence example

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The chief towns are Kastro on the western coast, with a population of 4000 Greeks and Boo Turks, and Mudros on the southern coast.
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  • Kastro possesses an excellent harbour, and is the seat of all the trade carried on with the island.
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  • 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.
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  • Kastro was again besieged by the Russians in 1770.
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  • There were two towns, Myrina, now Kastro, and Hephaestia.
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