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Dafnousa, Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna, Euboea,Central Greece

Bezas Tower

or Dafnousa Tower  
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Bezas Tower
Location:
wkm south-west of the village Dafnousa in Evia island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna
• Dafnousa
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 460 m 
(Relative Height≈100 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A square tower 2 km southwest from the village Dafnousa of North Evia with a view to the region of Mantoudi and further, to the North Aegean.

It is an unusually heavy construction with 15m long sides although not very tall today. The French Jean Alexandre Buchon who visited the area in 1841 reports the unexplained name “Bezas”. He also mentioned ruins of fortication lower in the hill which do not exist today. Perhaps the tower once was part of a bigger castle.


Sources

  • Theodoros Skouras, «Οχυρώσεις στην Εύβοια (Μερικές λύσεις στα τοπογραφικά τους προβλήματα)»- page. 351, ΑΕΜ – volume Κ’ – 1975

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Access
Approach to the monument:
30 min walk in the forest from Dafnousa. Not very difficult path but the direction is often unclear.
Entrance:
Free access in the area but no entrance inside


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