The Castle of Faneromeni or Pano Kastro was the largest medieval city of Andros, but there are also traces of Roman fortifications. It was built by the Venetians for protection from pirates. It is located north of Korthi, near 600m. altitude. The castle still has ruins of houses, aqueducts, and walls. In addition, the mountains of the area are steep. They give the impression that the rocks are mushrooming at the top. Stones, rocks, and walls justify the myth of the invincible, and many legends have reinforced this view.
Castle of Faneromeni – The legend
Most star as an old woman, who either betrayed or wanted to warn, or tried to escape. Anyway, the memory of the old woman was engraved and a little further down she gave the name to the famous beach “tis Grias to Pidima”. Today the Castle of Faneromeni in Andros can be reached by a route that starts from the village. The view of the Aegean is imposing and unique. Near the entrance of the castle (200 meters to the left of the gate) is a cave with stalactites.
On the 15th of August, the church of Faneromeni celebrates. The wider area of the island is ideal for walking, meditation, and relaxation.