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Sianna, Rhodes, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Kymisala tower

  
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Kymisala tower
Location:
Sianna beach, west coast of Rhodes island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Rhodes
• Sianna
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
1476  
IOANNITE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Watchtower  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A watchtower on the west coast of Rhodes at Vasilika.

Of a rectangular layout with bastions, it is one of the well preserved monuments of the Ioannite period of the island.

The tower was built in 1476, during a period in which the Knights had made serious efforts to reinforce the castles of the island and construct some new ones to cope with the Ottoman threat. This defensive project took place a few years after the fall of Constantinople (1453) and the devastating raids on Rhodes by Mameluks from Egypt (1440 and 1444).


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