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Chalkida, Chalkis, Euboea,Central Greece

Tower of Sirina

  
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Tower of Sirina
Location:
Balaleon street in Chalkis city
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Chalkis
• Chalkida
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 20 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th or 15th cent.  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sirina (meaning «siren») of Chalkis is a tower in a narrow street at the center of the city.

It was most probably an old Venetian tower which became a clock-tower around the 18th century (by the Ottomans) and a siren-tower in 1941. In addition, a seismograph had been installed inside in 1900.

The multiple changes in the usage of the tower brought many modifications in its structure to a degree that its Venetian origin is difficult to be verified.


Sources

  • Website Δήμος Χαλκιδέων - Σειρήνα
  • Information by Mr. Ioannis Dedes



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