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Kirra, Delphi, Phocis,Central Greece

Tower of Kirra

  
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Tower of Kirra
Location:
At the port of Kirra at Itea, the coastal area of Delfi
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Phocis
Municipality > Town:
City of Delphi
• Kirra
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
Unknown  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Watchtower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The ancient town of Kirra was the port of Delfi, hence it was important. It maintained its significance through the Roman and the Byzantine period.

The tower is very close to the sea and is constructed by stones from the ancient harbor. It is marked as «Byzantine» but it could be Frankish.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

The tower measures 7.10✖7.10 m with a wall thickness of 1.50  and surviving height 3 m in the south-west corner. No trace of door or windows survives, while the interior is filled with its own rubble.

Most of the construction has been made by stone blocks taken from the nearby acropolis of ancient Kreousa.


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