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Melissourgos, Volvi, Thessaloniki,Central Macedonia

Tower of Bourgas

or Tower of Melissourgos  
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Tower of Bourgas
Location:
On a hilly region 2km southeast of the village Melissourgos east of Thessaloniki
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Macedonia
Thessaloniki
Municipality > Town:
City of Volvi
• Melissourgos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 150 m 
(Relative Height≈50 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
probably 14th century  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the past, in Chalkidiki there were over 70 towers for the protection of the dependencies of the monasteries of mount Athos.

One of the surviving towers of this sort is the Tower of Bourgas southeast of the village Melissourgos.

The tower has not been preserved in very good condition. Only one of its walls is still standing. We do not have further info about its history. We can assume that it was built around the 14th century like the majority of these monastic towers.

Originally it must have been around 10m high.


Sources

  • Info and photos by Mr. Georgios Politsakis



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Access
Approach to the monument:
From the center of the village go east and cross a bridge over a small river. From there follow the dirt road toward south. After 3km you can see the tower, below, near the river. Alternatively, in the summer, just follow the streambed to south for 2km.
Entrance:
Free access


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