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Roussis, Tripoli, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Tower of Roussis

  
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Tower of Roussis
Location:
North of the village Roussis near Levidi in Arcadia, central Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Tripoli
• Roussis
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 657 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
around 14th century  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Α Frankish tower in ruins, north of the small village Roussis in Arcadia. It had visual contact with the nearby towers of Orchomenos (Kalpaki) and Palaiopyrgos of Mytikas. The role of this particular tower must have been the surveillance of the small fertile plateau to the north.

The tower has a square layout. Each side is around 6.7 meters. Its height today is 5 meters.


Sources

  • Ιστοσελίδα ancientgreece.gr - Πύργος (Αρκαδικός Ορχομενός)

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Access
Approach to the monument:
From Orchomenos in Arcadia, follow the dirt road to Roussi. The tower is in a short distance after the village, to the north.
Entrance:
Free access


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