Castles of Greece


Agios Petros, Andros, Cyclades,South Aegean

Tower of Agios Petros

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Tower of Agios Petros
Agios Petros, 4km NE of Gavrio port, Andros island, Cyclades
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Municipality > Town:
City of Andros
• Agios Petros
Elevation ≈ 200 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Hellenistic period  
Castle Type   Condition
Not Good

An ancient tower that was in use until the end of the Byzantine period.

Most probably it was built during the Hellenistic period, although there are elements that resemble Mycenaean or Minoan constructions. Its base is similar to the lower part of the Treasure of Atreus in Mycenae.

Location & Strategic Scope

In the area of the monument there was a copper mine that was in operation until the beginning of the 20th century. Apparently, the primary role of the tower was the protection of the mine.

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Road map to Tower of Agios Petros

Approach to the monument:
The tower is at the village of Agios Petros, 4 km northeast of Gavrio, the main port of Andros.
The tower is practically inside the village but the approach is difficult and dangerous. Visiting the interior is out of the question.

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