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Tselo (Ag.Paraskevi), Nafplion, Argolis,Peloponnese

Tower of Metamorphosis at Tselo

  
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Tower of Metamorphosis at Tselo
Location:
Next to the monastery of Metamorphosis at Tselo, west of Asini and 10km south of Nafplion
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Argolis
Municipality > Town:
City of Nafplion
• Tselo (Ag.Paraskevi)
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 94 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century (?)  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The monastery of Metamorphosis is located south of the city of Nafplion and west of Asini, close to the village Agia Paraskevi (old name: Tselo).

Very close to the monastery, there is a tower which used to have 5 floors.

We do not have more info about it. Maybe it was built together with the monastery (before the 16th century) or it was independently constructed as part of a Venetian network of fortifications for the protection of the port of Nafplion, because from the tower the bay of Karathon is visible (at the entrance of the bay of Nafplion).

So probably (but not certainly) this was a Venetian tower built around the 14th century.




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