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Category: Forts
Prefecture: Lassithi
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Liopetro Medieval Castle ruins

Liopetra (In Sitia area): The fortress of Liopetra (from Leon di Pietra) which was built at the beginning of the 17th century AD, also belongs to the Hamezi area.

In 579 the Venetian Proveditor Giacomo Foscarini had proposed to the Senate that such a fort should be built to shelter the inhabitants of Sitia in the event of war against the Turks. 

The matter was brought up again by both Petros Zanos and Scotti in 1590 and 1595 respectively; so at the beginning of the 17th century the Senate gave orders for the building of this large fortress which could shelter as many as 6000 people.

There are indications that the fort was erected over the foundations of an ancient castle, the cistern of which remains still.

From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Archaeologist,1983

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Papadiokambos is located 12km west of Sitia, 4km west from Platani Beach, and 59km east of Agios Nikolaos, west of Cape Trahilos and near the Sitia Faneromeni Monastery (in Platani area). It can be accessed via a good dirt road. 

In Papadiokambos you’ll meet a long beach with large stones and rocks and an archaeological site. In some places a few bays with pebbles are formed, where you can swim. The only sure thing is that you’ll be alone, since the place is completely secluded. There is almost no infrastructure around, so be sure you have supplies with you.

Papadiokambos’ strong winds and big waves keep most visitors away. This, however, even in winter attracts the lovers of windsurfing. Papadiokambos (known by windsurfers as Faneromeni) is one of the best spots for wave sailing in Greece. Wave sailing is one of the most striking aspects of the sport. The area has strong currents, large waves 3-4m high and has actually no beach. Some places are very dangerous and you should be very careful and in advanced level, so as not to break your equipment on the rocks.
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Valuable information on the daily life of a Minoan farmers family and fishermen in Papadiokampos, 10km west of Sitia, just before the great catastrophe reveals the archaeological research conducted in the region. 

The excavation revealed what exactly did those who lived there just before leaving everything. On the plate was a pot with barnacles, crushed snails and crabs, which broke and its contents scattered around the floor. Two large flat stones near the fireplace was probably seats. In the courtyard of the house was a platter with barnacles, which the  minoans probably eaten raw. Even on the corner room was found 2 kilos of "fresh" snails and everything else found in the cooker and the floors were broken. We assume that someone picked them that moment from the sea and left the basket to the corner.Equally impressive were the results from the study of animal bones.It seems that the inhabitants had to leave suddenly, leaving their food in the middle. The only one who stayed behind was the guardian of the house, the dog, which is buried under the rubble.