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Katastari, Zakynthos, Ionian islands

Tower of Agios Ioannis Prodromos

  
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Tower of Agios Ioannis Prodromos
Location:
At the monastery of St John, 2.5 km north of the village Katastari in Zakynthos
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Ionian islands
Zakynthos
Municipality > Town:
City of Zakynthos
• Katastari
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 150 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
17th century  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A ruined cylindrical tower at the monastery of Agios Ioannis (St John) Prodromos in Zakynthos island.

The monastery was founded in the beginning of the 17th century. The tower must have been constructed in the same period to provide protection against pirate raids. An inventory since 1753 reports two churches, seven houses and one defensive tower.

The monastery endured the big earthquake of 1953 but the tower was destroyed then and only part of its base remains today.


Sources

  • Information and pictures by Mr. Ioannis Dedes
  • Photos from Panoramio, user Pavlos Voutos



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