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Trachili, Kymi-Aliveri, Euboea,Central Greece

Tower of Trachili

  
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Tower of Trachili
Location:
Trachili, Evia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Kymi-Aliveri
• Trachili
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 390 m 
(Relative Height≈30 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
15th century  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the well preserved medieval towers of Evia.

It was at the center of a network of Venetian forts in the region which had visual contact with each other.

It was built around the end of the 14th to the beginning of the 15th century, a period in which the Venetians had prevailed in Euboea and finalized the design of these big square towers.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

The tower is 7.40m x 7.60m and its height is more than 22m

The window at the south side was the main entrance. For the access inside, a wooden ladder was used (probably).

The tower was renovated in the 1980’s and it is in rather good condition.


Sources

  • Information sent by Mr. Tasos Kadditis
  • Information sent by Mr. Kyriakos Kechris
  • Theodoros Skouras, «Οχυρώσεις στην Εύβοια (Μερικές λύσεις στα τοπογραφικά τους προβλήματα)»- ΑΕΜ – pag.382, vol. Κ’ – 1975

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Road map to Tower of Trachili

Access
Approach to the monument:
From Chalkis, go south, to Aliveri. From there, take the up-country road through Konistres and Tharounia.
Entrance:
The acces in the surrounding area is free. The entrance inside is possible but difficult. There is a hole at the eastern side which leads to the interior (if one is willing to crawl!)


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