Sweating buckets today, as I was yesterday, leading friends around the island and up to Kastro. Stunning views and some great information, we bumped into Michael from Skiathos Books. Michael guides tour parties around the island twice a week. He is a fountain of knowledge, and shared some with us too ...
|Karine, Michael and Jimmy ...|
All the fresh food was grown outside the town wall. Even more difficult if the own was under attack, after all a ready made garden to feed your enemy.
Sanitation was a problem too, as the cemetery, also was located on a hill overlooking the city. Even in battle you need to bury the dead.
When Kastro finaly fell after a siege, to a pirate, it subsequently fell into rack and ruin. However even then they had a few ideas of what to do next.
They recycled it - The villagers returned in peaceful times, and slowly started to move, down to the current village of Skiathos. Many bringing the stones over the donkey paths to assemble, what are the old houses in the town, and around Tries Hieraches.
Its probably the old stones that are part of my house, that make me feel an infinity for the old town of Kastro. Perhaps it feels like I am coming home, when I am up there ...
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