A gate and a double surrounding wall of the ancient Akarnanian city are saved.
The Archaeological site of Sterna:
Over the ancient Playia.There are remands of the ancient wall and two watch towers.
Before Lefkas bridge and by the road leading to Playia , during the Turkish occupation it was a monastery and that’s where the name comes’’Tekes’’ comes from.
The Venetian castle of Playia:
It is named ‘’Agios Georgios’’ built in the second half of the 17th century. It was proclaimed as a scheduled building in 1998.
St Dimitrios Monastery
At the foot of the Acarnanian Mountains or Tsirika as it is often called, by the locals, settles St. Dimitrios Monastery.
Castle of Playia
Dating back to the 16th Century this place reeks of history and religions significance. They say that the little church in the folds of the Monastery was almost destroyed be fire. The charmed ceiling is testimony to this.
Behind the little church one can see the huge boulder rock. There is only a cement plate between the rock and the church. Legend has it that the rock fell from the mountain top and it was only by a mirage that the church was saved from being demolished. In the fact they say that Saint Dimitrios stopped the boulder from destroying the church. Thence the Monasteri’s name.
The people of Paleros also hold the Monastery in the high regent, as they consider it to be the protector of Paleros and its people.
Nature lovers can also find satisfaction by visiting the area, as the journey leading up to the Monastery hides numerous wonders. For instance – One can smell the fresh oregano and thyme that perfumes – aromatizes- the Paleros countryside.
We then visit the ruins of the old village of Peratia, a village which was destroyed during an earthquake. Now one can still see reminds of 18th century architecture and as it is considered to be one of the oldest villages in the area.
You will step back in time as you see the partely demolished houses which to this day remain intact.
Small hidden paradises and treasures passed down from generation to generation giving one the chance to discover the unknown, yet genuine spirit of the town.
On the way back we get to see Cleopatras bridge.
Raggou’s Manor in Paleros
This imposing old manor with its fortress-like walles, sites on the edge of the foremost hill top, overlooking Paleros bay.
Situated in the heart of Paleros, this 18th century house certainly does not go unnoticed.
Rumour has it that it was used by the Nazis in the War II to house executious.
To this day one can find the guillotine within its walls, thwever this privately owned manor is still occupied by Raggou descendants.