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Anemodouri, Megalopoli, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Tower of Anemodouri

  
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Tower of Anemodouri
Location:
Around 3 km west of the village Anemodouri of Arcadia in Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Megalopoli
• Anemodouri
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 540 m 
(Relative Height≈6 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
15th-18th cent.  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of a tower on a rock, west of the village Anemodouri of Arcadia, SE of Tripolis.

It is a two-storey construction preserved at a height of 6.08m.


History

The tower is not mentioned by historic sources. Its chronology is uncertain. Most probably it was built during the ottoman period, sometime between the 15th and the 18th century.

The role of the tower must have been the control of the agrarian lands south of Anemodouri, like most of the isolated towers that the the Turks have been built in that period to protect their estates.


Sources

  • Website ecastles.culture.gr - Ανεμοδούρι
  • Βελισσαρίου Π., «Τοπογραφικά Βελιγόστιδος. Κριτικὴ θεώρησις ἐπόψεως Στεφάνου Δραγούμη», ΕΕΒΣ ΜΕ’ (1981-82), 239-252, ιδιαίτ. 245-248.
  • Presented in cooperation with Mr. Ioannis Dedes



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