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Ayia, Naxos, Cyclades,South Aegean

Tower of Ayia

  
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Tower of Ayia
Location:
Near Ayia, Naxos island, on the 6th km from Apollo to Chora
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Naxos
• Ayia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 200 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
17th century  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On the 6th km of the coastal road from Apollo to Chora there is the monastery of Panagia. The tower of Ayia is 150 after and above the monastery.

It belonged to the Greek-Orthodox noble family of Kokkos.

It was built in the 17th century. It was seriously damaged in a fire in 1992.


Sources

  • Photos Nikos Golfis from Flickr
  • Κόνδης Φώτης, Διπλωματική Εργασία στο Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, «Αποκατάσταση και πρόταση ανάδειξης του πύργου της Αγιάς στη Νάξο», Αθήνα 2014

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Access
Approach to the monument:
The castle is on the 6th km of the road from Apollo to the Chora of Naxos.
Entrance:
One can visit the surrounding area but not the castle itself.


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