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Tower at Limni Papa

  
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Tower at Limni Papa
Location:
On a rock above the little bay “Limni Papa” on the south-west coast of Peloponnese, north of Methoni
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Pylos - Nestor
• Methoni
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 15 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
around 6th century  
BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Watchtower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A small round tower on a coastal hill north of Methoni. It is above a small bay with a narrow opening, forming a body of shallow sea water that looks like a lake and it is called “Lake of the Priest” (in Greek, “Limni Papa”).

It is a compact construction 2,70m tall (now). It dates back to the first centuries of the Byzantine period. It was part of a network of castles and watchtowers along the coast between Pylos and Methoni.

It was a watchtower and probably a fryktoria (tower with a system of torches at the top for exchanging messages).


Sources

  • Decision of the Greek Ministry of Culture: ΥΑ ΥΠΠΟ/ΑΡΧ/Β1/Φ30/29426/924/22-6-2001 - ΦΕΚ 876/Β/9-7-2001

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