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Agios Georgios Sykousis, Chios, North Aegean

Tower of Agios Georgios Sykousis

  
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Tower of Agios Georgios Sykousis
Location:
Next to Agios Ioannis chapel, east of the village Agios Georgios Sykousis of Chios island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Chios
Municipality > Town:
City of Chios
• Agios Georgios Sykousis
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 235 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
around 15th cent.  
GENOAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A tower house near the village Agios Sykousis, next to the chapel of Agios Ioannis Prodromos to the east of the village.

Details are not known but it was probably built around the 15th century when the Genoan rulers organised the Kambochora of Chios. Kambochora is a group of villages in the fertile south-central part of the island where Agios Georgios Sykousis is located. The organisation of the production by the Genoans brought growth, wealth and increased demand for fortified tower-houses and mansions.


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