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Chora, Amorgos, Cyclades,South Aegean

Fort of Agios Georgios Valsamitis

  
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Fort of Agios Georgios Valsamitis
Location:
Above the chapel of Agios Georgios Valsamitis in Amorgos, south of the Chora
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Amorgos
• Chora
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 325 m 
(Relative Height≈190 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
perhaps 15th cent.  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Refuge-Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A rural medieval building 5km south of Chora of Amorgos with a view to the entire south coast of the island which is described by local sources as a “fortress” or a “Venetian tower”.

A little lower is located the famous church of Agios Georgios Valsamitis.

We do not have more info about it. The theory that it was a fortress is supported by its robust construction while it was not a mansion. Probably it was not a regular military outpost but just a refuge with some fortification for protection of the people of the area during pirate raids. Also, because of its location, perhaps it was also used as a watchtower.

Probably it was constructed in the 14th or the 15th century.


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