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Palea Fokea, Saronikos, Eastern Attica,Attica

Pyrgaki of Anavyssos

  
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Pyrgaki of Anavyssos
Location:
On a hill 2 km SE of Palea Fokea, in Anavyssos region, near Sounio, in Attica
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Attica
Eastern Attica
Municipality > Town:
City of Saronikos
• Palea Fokea
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 85 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Perhaps before 13th cent.  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of a small tower, probably a watchtower, atop a conical hill in the area of Anavyssos, in south Attica.

The hill is in a location called Katafygi which means refuge. Remains of a medieval settlement from the 11th-14th century have been found nearby.

Perhaps the tower existed before the creation of the settlement. Its position offers a possibility for the observation of the shore from a safe distance inland. It does not seem to be a Frankish neither an Ottoman construction. We assume it was from the Byzantine period, before the 13th century.


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  • Information sent by Mr. Ioannis Dedes

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