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Pispilounda, Chios, North Aegean

Tower of Tamarkou

or Tower of T’ Amarkou or 'Ta Markou'  
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Tower of Tamarkou
Location:
Medieval village of Tamarkou, 2.5 south of Pispilounda, NW Chios
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Chios
Municipality > Town:
City of Chios
• Pispilounda
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 180 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
15th century  
GENOAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tamarkou is a medieval village, without inhabitants today, one of several similar villages in Chios.

The main building of the village is the tower of the 15th century. The rest of the village is probably older.

Tamarkou is south of the village Pispilounda in a very beautiful landscape.


The Name of the Castle

The place is referred to also as "Ta Markou". It means "of Markos" which indiacates that it belonged to somone named "Markos", perhaps a Genoan local lord.


Current Condition

What remains today from the tower is the groundfloor and part of the upper structure.


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