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Pityous, Chios, North Aegean

Tower of Pityous

  
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Tower of Pityous
Location:
Village of Pityous, north Chios
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Chios
Municipality > Town:
City of Chios
• Pityous
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 435 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century  
GENOAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Very Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A tower on a rocky small hill outside the village of Pityous in northern Chios. It has the shape of a polygon with 16 sides, two levels and a total height of 13 meters.

Several findings support the theory that it was constructed in the 14th century during the Genoan period of the island.

The tower has been renovated recently (2008).


Sources

  • Paper by 3rd Byzantine antiquities department of the Greek Ministry of Culture - Chios - Excavations (in Greek)



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