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Vonitsa, Aktion-Vonitsa, Aetolia-Akarnania,West Greece

Tower of Agia Paraskevi monastery

  
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Tower of Agia Paraskevi monastery
Location:
At Myrtari, a small peninsula beneath the castle of Vonitsa in Western Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Aetolia-Akarnania
Municipality > Town:
City of Aktion-Vonitsa
• Vonitsa
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
Unknown  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of a strong fortification and a tower on the small peninsula “Myrtari” of the Ambrakian gulf at the rear side (northwestern) of the Castle of Vonitsa.
The fortification protected the monastery of Agia Paraskevi from which only the church is preserved today.

The castle is considered Venetian, i.e. the same origin with the Castle of Vonitsa. Probably it existed as a bastion of the main castle before the foundation of the monastery, but the time of construction is not known; perhaps sometime between the 13th and the 15th century.


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