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Taxiarches, Aigialeia, Achaea,Peloponnese

Tower of Taxiarches Monastery

  
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Tower of Taxiarches Monastery
Location:
In the monastery of Taxiarches, 15km south of Aigio in northern Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Achaea
Municipality > Town:
City of Aigialeia
• Taxiarches
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 295 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
beginning of 17th cent.  
Post-BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The monastery of Taxiarches is 15km south of Aigio in Achaea, at the foot of mount Klokos.

The monastery was built in the beginning of the 17th century. The tower was built at the same time.

The tower might have been just a bell-tower. If so, it was a huge bell-tower. In any case, its role was definitely defensive too.


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