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Ambeliko, Lesbos, North Aegean

Tower of Ambeliko

or Tower of Gateluzi  
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Tower of Ambeliko
Location:
Ambeliko village in SE Lesbos island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Lesbos
Municipality > Town:
City of Lesbos
• Ambeliko
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 360 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
15th cent. Or later  
GENOAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ambelko is a village on the slopes of mountain of Lesbos. At the center of the village there is a narrow, tall tower, a relic of the Genoan period of the island.

The tower is 16m high today, but it used to be 27m. It was modified and shortened for safety reasons in 1830.

The general consensus is that the tower is Genoan. However, many architectural elements indicate that it is very possible it was constructed much later, during the Turkish occupation.


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The tower is at the center of the small village, 21 km from Plomari, Lesbos island.
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