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Vainia, Ierapetra, Lasithi,Crete

Tower of Vainia

  
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Tower of Vainia
Location:
On the hill Stavros ("cross") above the village Vainia, north of Ierapetra, Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Lasithi
Municipality > Town:
City of Ierapetra
• Vainia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 160 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On a hill above the village of Vainia there is a rocky hill with a panoramic view to the Ierapetra area and with a little chapel on it (of the Holy Cross). Close to the chapel and at a lower point there is this Venetian tower.

Nothing special is known about the history of the tower. This type of buildings were used by local landlords to control and defend their feud.


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