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Pythari, Chania, Crete

Vigla of Aroni

  
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Vigla of Aroni
Location:
Around 12 km east of Pythari (or Aroni), close to Stenes, in Akrotiri region, NE of Chania, Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Chania
• Pythari
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 100 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Between 13th-16th cent.  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Watchtower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The remains of a cylindrical vigla (watchtower), most probably from the Venetian period of Crete, in the fields between the villages Pythari (old name “Aroni”) and Sternes in the Akrotiri tegion of Chania.

The purpose of the post there was obviously the observation of the bay of Souda.


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