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Kastraki, Naxos, Cyclades,South Aegean

Tower of Oskelos

or Tower of Noskelos  
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Tower of Oskelos
Location:
Before village Kastraki in Naxos, 15km south of the city of Naxos
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Naxos
• Kastraki
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 90 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
17th century  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the house-towers of Naxos. There are many of this kind on the island. Built during the Venetian occupation of Naxos, most of them are in the interior, away from the sea and without particular attention to defense elements in their construction.

The tower of Oskelos is an exemption: it is rather close to the sea and looks more like a fortified tower than a house. It is located near Kastraki, on the main road from the Chora of Naxos (15km).




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