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Archagelos, Rhodes, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Tower of the Archagelos islet

  
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Tower of the Archagelos islet
Location:
Islet of Agios Nikolaos, at the bay of Archagelos on the east coast of Rhodes island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Rhodes
• Archagelos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 15 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
early 15th century  
IOANNITE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Church  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of a tower in the little island of Agios Nikolaos at the eastern coast of Rhodes near the beach of Archangelos.

The tower protected a church in its interior and was part of a catholic monastery that appears for the first time in the documents of the Order of St John around 1450. It must have been built in the beginning of the 15th century.

It was a large tower 13,0μ✖8,10μ preserved in low height 1.5m-2m. At the western side there is an entrance and next to it a staircase with 14 steps leading to the roof above the church.


Sources

  • E. K. Papavassiliou, 2014, Η εκκλησία-πύργος του Αγίου Νικολάου στο ομώνυμο νησάκι του χωριού Αρχάγγελος στη Ρόδο, ΤΙΜΗΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΜΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΙΩΑΝΝΗ ΧΡ. ΠΑΠΑΧΡΙΣΤΟΔΟΥΛΟΥ, Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού Αρχαιολογικό Ινστιτούτο Αιγαιακών Σπουδών, Ρόδος 2014, σελ.369

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Access
Approach to the monument:
Access only by boat
Entrance:
Like most remote, and ruined fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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