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Nea Roda, Aristotelis, Chalkidiki,Central Macedonia

Tower at Pyrgoudia

  
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Tower at Pyrgoudia
Location:
On a coastal hill 2 km east of the village Nea Roda of Chalkidik, close to the road to Koumitsa in North Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Macedonia
Chalkidiki
Municipality > Town:
City of Aristotelis
• Nea Roda
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 15 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
early 13th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pyrgoudia is an area which belongs as a dependency to the Athonic monastery of Iviron. The mission of the tower was probably the surveillance of the lands of the monastery. It must have been also used as an observatory, being at the narrowest point of the Athos peninsula.

It is reported for the first time in 1259. It was still in good condition in 1839. Today lies in ruins.


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