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Konitsa, Konitsa, Ioannina,Epirus

Tower of Hamko

  
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Tower of Hamko
Location:
In the upper part of Konitsa town, Epirus
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Epirus
Ioannina
Municipality > Town:
City of Konitsa
• Konitsa
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 670 m 
(Relative Height≈40 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1843  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A 3-storey fortified tower (or Koulia) lacated in the upper part of the city of Konitsa. It is is known as the «House (or tower) of Hamko». Hamko (or Hanka) was the name of the notorious Ali pasha, the Ottoman ruler of Ioannina in the period 1788-1822. The tower belonged to her father who was the bey of Konitsa. The date 1843 is carved in one of the stones of the building (Hamko however died in 1792).

The tower is rectangular with dimensions 7,30x5,00m. Its height is 11m.


Sources

  • Based on the work of Mr. Sotirios Charalambous, Archaeologist, Greek Archaeological Service

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