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Prodromos, Serres, Central Macedonia

Tower of Prodromos monastery

  
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Tower of Prodromos monastery
Location:
12 km northeast of the city of Serres in northern Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Macedonia
Serres
Municipality > Town:
City of Serres
• Prodromos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 340 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Around 1300 A.D.  
Late-BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A tower in one of the most important Byzantine monuments of northern Greece: the monastery of Timios Prodromos. It is located in a picturesque valley 12km northeast of the city of Serres.

The tower housed the library of the monastery.

The monastery was built in 1270. It took its final form around 1300 when most of the buildings finished. The tower was most probably built in that period.

It is similar to other towers that were built in the Late-Byzantine period, especially with those in Athos mountain, such as the Tower of Milutin and the towers of Hilandar monastery.


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