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Agrinio, Aetolia-Akarnania,West Greece

Tower of Vlacherna

  
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Tower of Vlacherna
Location:
On a plateau north of Agrinio in Western Greece near the chapel of Vlaherna
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Aetolia-Akarnania
Municipality > Town:
City of Agrinio
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Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 380 m 
(Relative Height≈130 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
3rd or 4th cent. BC  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of an ancient stone tower from the Hellenistic period, built probably in the era of the Aetolian League (370-189 B.C.).

The tower was in use during the Medieval period as well. It was probably used as an observatory by the Serbs of Stefan Ducan who occupied the area in the 14th century. It appears that it was deserted after the beginning of the 15th century, when the Ottomans arrived

In the middle of the ruins, a column has been installed by the Geographical department of the Greek Army.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
The tower is accessed from Agrinio via the route: Agios Konstantinos-Kerees (Antennas)-Church of Panagia Vlacherna. The last part is a dirt road in good condition.
Entrance:
Free access


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