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M.Dimiova, Kalamata, Messenia,Peloponnese

Tower of Rigas

  
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Tower of Rigas
Location:
Next to Dimiova monastery, 14km east of Kalamata, close to the village Eleohori
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Kalamata
• M.Dimiova
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 775 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
17th century  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Α tower close to the monastery of Dimiova at the western slopes of mount Taygetos, near the village Eleochori, not far from Kalamata. The monastery was constructed in the 17th century according to documents of the Patriarchate.

The tower must have been constructed in the same period and its role was the defense of the monks against pirate raids.

The tower was severely damaged in the earthquake of 1986.


Sources

  • Website ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑ 2013 - ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑ : Η Ιστορία της Μονής Δήμιοβας
  • Website Briefing News -Ιερά Μονή Δήμιοβας στη Μεσσηνία



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