Castles of Greece


Livanates, Lokroi, Phthiotis,Central Greece

Tower of Kynos

or Tower of Livanates  
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Tower of Kynos
At the archaeological site of Kynos, NE of the village Livanates in Fthiotis
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Municipality > Town:
City of Lokroi
• Livanates
Elevation ≈ 10 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Perhaps 11th century  
Castle Type   Condition
In Ruins

Remains of a byzantine square tower at the archaeological site of Kynos in Fthiotida.

Location & Strategic Scope

The tower is next to the excavation of the ancient citadel.

The settlement of Kynos is located at the beach of Livanates. The area was inhabited since the Neolithic Age to the Byzantine period.

It is on a coastal low hill named 'Pyrgos'. 3 km NE of Livanates.


The tower is not Frankish. The time of its construction is unknown. Maybe it was built in the early-Byzantine period with several modifications afterwards.

Very close there is the church of Agioi Theodoroi. The first construction phase of the church dates from the 11th century. Perhaps the tower was also built around the 11th century.


  • Άννα Γιαλούρη, «Οι Πύργοι της Φθιώτιδας», Πρακτικά 3ου Συνεδρίου Φθιωτικής Ιστορίας, 2005
  • Info and photos by Mr. Alexandros Kalantzis

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