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Gremna, Zakynthos, Ionian islands

Tower of Agios Georgios

  
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Tower  of Agios Georgios
Location:
"Gremna" area, near "navagio" beach, in north-western Zakynthos
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Ionian islands
Zakynthos
Municipality > Town:
City of Zakynthos
• Gremna
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 305 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1561  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An unusual tower in an important monastery that was founded in 1535.
Between 1549 and 1555, Gerasimos Notaras lived here (later, "Saint Gerasimos", the patron-saint of Kefalonia.)

The construction of the tower started in 1561 (by the Greek monks) to protect the monastery from the pirates.


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