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Pyrgos, Orchomenos, Boeotia,Central Greece

Tower of Pyrgos

  
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Tower of Pyrgos
Location:
On a hill 3km east of Orchomenos in Boeotia, next to the village Pyrgos
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Boeotia
Municipality > Town:
City of Orchomenos
• Pyrgos
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 130 m 
(Relative Height≈30 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1415  
FRANKISH
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A lonely tower outside the village of Pyrgos witch obviously took its name from the tower (pyrgos=tower)


History

The tower was built in 1415 by the local lord Giovanni Peliteo. The territory was part of the Duchy of Athens which was under the rule of the Napolitan family of the Acciaiuoli who reigned there from 1385 to 1458.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

The dimensions of the basis of the tower are 8.0x8.0μ. Its height today is 10.25 m.The walls are 1.85 m thick.


Sources

  • Website Ancient Greece - Πύργος Πύργου (obsolete page)
  • Comment by Giannis Dedes in the website Ancient Greece - Πύργος Πύργου (obsolete page)

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Road map to Tower of Pyrgos

Access
Approach to the monument:
Access from the cemetery of the village after short walking with moderate difficulty.
Entrance:
The tower is not guarded and not protected. The entrance is easy.


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