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Voukolies, Platanias, Chania,Crete

Tower of Voukolies

  
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Tower of Voukolies
Location:
Southwest of the village Voukolies of Chania region in Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Platanias
• Voukolies
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 170 m 
(Relative Height≈10 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1866  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The remains of a Turkish fort SW of the village Voukolies at the 27th km of the road from Chania to Paliochora in Crete. The fort was built in 1866, in a period when the Ottomans built a lot of fortifications in Crete to secure the island against the Greek rebels.

The tower in the pictures is a modern 'replica' (which in my opinion has nothing to do with the original). But there are quite a few remains of the real 'tower' around. The fort was destroyed in 1897, when a Greek force besieged 400 Turks there.


Sources

  • Photo from the website chania-info.gr

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Entrance:
Free Access to the yard. The tower is closed


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