Castles of Greece


Pityos, Chios, North Aegean

Tower of Koila

or Tower of Aggelikousis  
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Tower of Koila
In the area of ancient Koila, east of the village Pityos in Chios island.
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Municipality > Town:
City of Chios
• Pityos
Elevation ≈ 465 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
Few Remains

The area “Koila” is located in a mountainous region east of the village Pitios and west of Kardamyla of Chios island, at an altitude of 500 meters with stunning view to Inouses islands and the opposite coast of Asia Minor

In Koila there was a settlement that was inhabited in antiquity (mentioned by Herodotus) and the Byzantine period.

At the top of the hill are the remains of the “tower of Koila”. It is not sure it was really a tower but despite the poor condition, is the only remnant of the rest of the settlement amid stone piles of rubble and other indistinct ruins.

For the chronology we can not be sure, but it was probably a Byzantine contruction.

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