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Maroula's statue and the windswept tree from my last uploaded photo.
It is the port of Repanidi village, located in a lee cove, 4km away from the village itself. After Hephaestea was abandoned, its residents moved there because the port was safer and bigger. It soon became an important city as far as commerce was concerned and it was later fortified with a castle built by the Venetians. In 1478 the Turks tried to take over Kotsinas but according to legend, a young girl named Maroula, encouraged the castle defenders to keep the enemy at bay after she witnessed her own father perish under the turkish sword. Her name became a legend in the island and there was a statue erected in her honor, right where the castle used to be. The area is perfect for swimming and the local taverns are always on call for fresh fish.
(http://www.holidayshop.gr/contentsEn.asp?ElementId=1930)

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