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Skounteri, Dirfys-Messapia, Euboea,Central Greece

Tower Skounteri

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Tower Skounteri
In the abandoned village Skounteri in central Evia island, at the foot of mount Dirfys
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Municipality > Town:
City of Dirfys-Messapia
• Skounteri
Elevation ≈ 290 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
16th cent. Or later  
Castle Type   Condition
Rather Poor

The tower is in the abandoned settlement Pyrgos-Skounteri, at the foot of the mount Dirfys, 30 km from Chalkis and 7 km from Steni.

Its origin is not known exactly. It is probably from the Ottoman period when it was the seat of the local Aga.

Once a year, a spring village feast takes place in the square around the tower, the main event of which is the exchange of seeds.

It isvery interesting that some old photographs by Theodoros Skouras (May ‘68) show the tower in a much better condition preserved in its full height. Very sad.


  • Theodoros Skouras, «Οχυρώσεις στην Εύβοια (Μερικές λύσεις στα τοπογραφικά τους προβλήματα)»- pag.378,ΑΕΜ vol. Κ’ – 1975

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Road map to Tower Skounteri

Approach to the monument:
From Chalkis follow the direction to Steni. Skounteri os 7km from Steni
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