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Oinoe, Mandra-Eidyllia, Eastern Attica,Attica

Tower of Oinoe in Megaris

  
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Tower of Oinoe in Megaris
Location:
Northwest from the village Oinoe of West Attica
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Attica
Eastern Attica
Municipality > Town:
City of Mandra-Eidyllia
• Oinoe
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 405 m 
(Relative Height≈10 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century (?)  
FRANKISH
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The only Frankish tower in west Attica. There is another Frankish tower in Attica in another village which is named also Oinoe (!), near Marathon.

It is a square tower, not in good condition. Maximum height: 5 meters.

Oinoe is at a strategic location on the route, through the mountains, to Viotia. However the tower has probably been the house or the watchtower of the local lord. It is not a powerful enough fortification to control the road but was suitable for surveying the surrounding fields.


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Road map to Tower of Oinoe in Megaris

Access
Approach to the monument:
Fron Attiki Odos, exit to Elefsis and follow the old NR to Thiva. In Oinoe, turn right to Osios Meletios. After 2.5km, turn let to Gogroepakousessa monastery. You will find the tower after 2km of dirt road, shortly afer the monastery.
Entrance:
The access is free


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