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Fylla, Chalkis, Euboea,Central Greece

Two Towers

  
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Two Towers
Location:
Mytikas-Fylla junction, 10 km east of Chalkis, Evia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Chalkis
• Fylla
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 40 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
15th century  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Two towers close to each other in the center of Evia island between the villages of Mytikas and Fylla.

The towers are on a low hill with two peaks. At the foot of the hill flows the river Lilandas. They are Venetian forts built probably in the 15th century to protect the water supply system to Chalkis. There is a report from 1429 that one of the towers was the seat of the river master, the Venetian official in charge of the operation of the system.

The eastern tower has a square layout with 6.10m leνgth at each side. The entrance is 6m above the ground. The special feature of this tower is the 4 round openings at the top of each side, which according to one theory, they were clock cases. If this is true, this was the first clock-tower in Greece.

The dimensions of the base of the other tower are 7.5mx7.0m.


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