Fairy Tale Castle

Perhaps one of the most important attractions in Filiatra is the fairytale castle. A magnificent castle, built in the 1960s, which is the work and gift of local doctor and sculptor Harry Fournier, whose real name was Charalambos Fournarakis.

A real gem right by the sea, which is unfortunately not so well maintained these days.

The outside of the castle is decorated with scenes and statues from Greek mythology, such as the huge figures of Poseidon and Athena, but also heroes of the Revolution of 1821 together with knights.

On the side of the castle is a large, impressive building in the shape of a horse, like the Trojan Horse, which used to house a library. Characteristic is the sign which reads: “…to remind us all, so with his theory, of the fairy tales that our grandmother sweetly told us”.

The area is freely accessible at any time of the day, there is no ticket and it is easily accessible.

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