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Dafni, Visaltia, Serres,Central Macedonia

Tower of Agia Marina

  
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Tower of Agia Marina
Location:
1 km NW of the village Dafni of Serres region in Central Macedonia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Macedonia
Serres
Municipality > Town:
City of Visaltia
• Dafni
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 105 m 
(Relative Height≈20 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
perhaps 11th century  
BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of a tower 1 km NW from the village Dafni of Serres region.

There is a chapel carved inside a rock very close to the tower. The chapel is dedicated to Agia Marina and it is mentioned in a document of the 11th century (under the name “Theotokos tou Spilaiou” i.e. “Virgin of the cave”) as a dependency of the Iviron monastery (of Athos).

There is no info on the chronology of the tower. We can assume that it also existed since 11th century for the protection of that holy place.


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