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Palia Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Laconia,Peloponnese

Tower of Palia Monemvasia

  
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Tower of Palia Monemvasia
Location:
In Palia Monemvasia in eastern Laconia, at the cape north of the fortress-city of Monemvasia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Laconia
Municipality > Town:
City of Monemvasia
• Palia Monemvasia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 35 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
perhaps around 14th cent.  
Late-BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A big square tower on the rocks of the first cape to the north of Monemvasia.

The name of the cape and of the little settlement nearby is “Palia Monemvasia.”

For the moment we have no further information about this buiding. It is reasonable to assume it was part of the defensive system of the magnificent fortress-state of Monemvasia.

Our best guess is that it was a construction of the 14th century, a period when the Paleologoi, the despots of Mystra, built several fortifications in the area. But this is just a hypothesis.


Sources

  • Information sent by Mr. Ioannis Dedes
  • Photos by Yiannis Markoudakis



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