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Agioi Apostoloi, Oropos, Eastern Attica,Attica

Pyrgari of Kalamos

  
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Pyrgari of Kalamos
Location:
On a hill close to the coast of Kalamos in eastern Attica, SE of the village Agioi Apostoloi
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Attica
Eastern Attica
Municipality > Town:
City of Oropos
• Agioi Apostoloi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 133 m 
(Relative Height≈40 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
13th or 14th century  
FRANKISH
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Watchtower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Southeast from Oropos and the village of Holy Apostles is a low conical hill between the road and the coast are the ruins of this tower.

It is circular with a diameter of 3.5 meters and wall thickness of 0.80-0.90 m. The amount of precipitated material on the inside and surrounding shows that it was not very high. The original height should have been around 4 m.

Probably it was a watchtower (vigla) of Frankish origin (from the 13th or 14th century).

A few kilometers to the south, at a similar position, there is another circular tower, a little smaller.


Sources

  • M. K. Langdon, (survey 1986), The Mortared Towers of Central Greece: An Attic Supplement, The Annual of the British School at Athens, Vol. 90, Centenary Volume (1995), tower no 9

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