Itinerary 2 | South Outdoor Festival

Itinerary 2

Itinerary Description: 

Borsh Castle Tour


May 1 Borsh Castle + Honey tour

The Borsh Castle was once an important medieval center of the Ionian coast. During our two-hour tour, we will discover the hill-top castle ruins with fortification walls dating from the IVth century BC, antique dwellings and cisterns, the XVIIth century Mosque of Hajji Bendo, and the necropolis with a monumental tomb that is still preserved at the foot of the hill. 

On the way to the castle we will have the chance to stop for a tour of the “Ionian Bee House” in Borsh and try their delicious honey. Find out about the layered, complex flavors and nuances of good honey, through a tasting of different honeys with food pairings and accompanied by a floral themed beverage.

The Borsh Castle is an important medieval center of the Ionian coast. Starting from the IVth century BC it has been an important city centre with fortifying walls, antique dwellings and necropolis with the monumental tomb that is still preserved at the feet of the hill.


1. The meeting will take place in the square below the castle, near the houses.
2. Climbing to the castle and describing its history.
3.  The second point of stopping will be the medieval castle, where the ruins of buildings, of fortification walls, of towers and of the mosque will be visited.
4.  The third station will focus on the ruins of antique dwellings on the southern terrace and the antique fortification wall.
5.  Stepping down, the fourth point to visit will be an ancient necropolis with a monumental tomb.
6. Return to SOF_Borsh