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Amfikleia, Amfikleia-Elateia, Phthiotis,Central Greece

Tower of Amfikleia

or Paliopyrgos  
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Tower of Amfikleia
Location:
At the cemetery of the town Amfikleia in Central Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Phthiotis
Municipality > Town:
City of Amfikleia-Elateia
• Amfikleia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 450 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
13th cent. (?)  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Frankish tower built at the location of the acropolis of ancient Amfiklia.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

The tower measures 8.50 m✖10.50 m, wall thickness 1.45 m and surviving height 8 meters.

Well-laid reused ancient stone blocks (from the classical acropolis) form the first six courses of masonry, up to 3m (roughly the first floor). A fine doorway survives with sockets for a closing bar.


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Road map to Tower of Amfikleia

Access
Approach to the monument:
From Amfikleia take the road leading to Parnassus winter-sport center. In a short distance we see the cemetery by the road where the tower is.
Entrance:
The access is free but it is not possible to visit the interior, as the tower is used as a strorage-room for the cemetery.


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