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Avlakies, Agrinio, Aetolia-Akarnania,Central Greece

Koulopyrgos

or Tower of Akropotamos  
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Koulopyrgos
Location:
On a hill of the east coast of Lake Kastraki, west from the village Avlakies of Etoloakarnania
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Aetolia-Akarnania
Municipality > Town:
City of Agrinio
• Avlakies
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 260 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Antiquity  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of an ancient tower that was probably built in the era of the Aetolian League (370-189 BC).

Most probably the tower remained in use during the Byzantine period.

Its purpose was to control the passages of the river Acheloos. It was also part of a network of forts exchanging optical signals. One of the castles visible from Koulopyrgos is the Tower of Paravola , another ancient castle in use through the Middle Ages.

It is a square tower 4.5m high. The length of the sites is 6.5m. The northern and the western walls stand in their initial height.

Local newspapers reported in 2009 that the tower has “fallen”. Maybe the pictures in this webpage do not depict accurately the current condition of the monument.


Current Condition

According to information by Mr Alex Stathokostas, the last remains of the tower have fallen and been destroyed due to heavy rainfall in the previous years.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
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Entrance:
There is a fence around the tower. The access nevertheless is not difficult.


Other castles around
Castle of Empesos
Tower of Paravola
Castle of Carolo Tocco
Tower of Vlacherna
Castle of Vlochos