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Mantoudi, Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna, Euboea,Central Greece

Tower of Gerovouno

or Tower of Kymasi  
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Tower of Gerovouno
Location:
On the low hill “Gerovouno” 2.5km northeast of Mantoudi in Evia island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna
• Mantoudi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 109 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Unknown  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of a tower at the location Pyrgaki, on the hill Gerovouno close to the sea, outside the town of Mantoudi. A local website reports that it was constructed in 1215, but this is probably wrong.

The tower cannot be dated with accuracy. There are no historical references. It could be Venetian like the majority of the towers in Euboea, but the construction does not look much like the other Frankish/Venetian towers in the island.

It is definitely medieval but could belong to a period before the Frankish occupation. It may be related to the Mycenaean site of Kirinthos which is on a coastal hill to the north, named “Kastri”. In Kastri, there are remains of Byzantine fortifications as well, the construction of which resembles the construction of the tower of Gerovouno.

The tower will be labeled (reluctantly) “Byzantine” of unknown chronology.


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