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Tower of Markopolitis-Papadakos

  
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Tower of Markopolitis-Papadakos
Location:
Outside the village Akadimoi, towards Chalki in Naxos island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Naxos
• Akadimoi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 290 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1776  
Post-BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the characteristic tower-mansions of Naxos in the village Akadimoi, very close to Barozzi tower.

It belonged to Markos Politis or Markopolitis, one of the few Orthodox of Naxos to own such a building. The year of construction was 1776 according to an inscription above the door of the 2nd floor.

Markopolitis led a rebellion against local feudal lords and was exiled to Lesbos where in 1802 was hanged by the Turks.

In 1888 the tower was bought by the Papadakis family.


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