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Malaxa, Chania, Crete

Tower of Malaxa

  
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Tower of Malaxa
Location:
Northwest of the village Malaxa in Chania region in Crete overlooking Souda’s bay
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Chania
• Malaxa
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 470 m 
(Relative Height≈350 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
19th century  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Malaxa is a mountainous region overlooking the Souda bay, a natural fortress for the coastal area of the bay.

After 1860, a Turkish Koules (small fort) was built there that was captured by the Greeks in 1987. After that battle the koules was destroyed and only the ruins of the tower are still visible.

It is possible however, that the tower pre-existed as a Venetian watchtower.


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