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Volissos, Chios, North Aegean

Vigla of Agia Marcella

  
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Vigla of Agia Marcella
Location:
On the top of the hill south of the monastery of Agia Marcella in NW Chios island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Chios
Municipality > Town:
City of Chios
• Volissos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 87 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
around 15th century  
GENOAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Watchtower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of a watchtower on the top of the hill at the southern side of the beach where is the monastery of Agia Marcella in northeastern Chios, in the area of Volissos.

Probably, it has been one of the key viglas since it had visual contact with almost all the viglas of the west coast of the island, as well as with the powerful castle of Volissos.

A comprehensive article about the history and the construction of the vigles of Chios, is published in the blog of Kastrologos: Βίγλες της Χίου . (In Greek only, I am afraid)


Sources

  • Ψαλτάκης Δημήτριος paper: «ΒΙΓΛΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΧΙΟΥ: Εξερευνώντας τα Μεσαιωνικά Παρατηρητήρια», ΤΕΙ Πειραιά, τμήμα Πολιτικών Δομικών Έργων, Αθήνα 2007-2008, available also online

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