Kastrologos
Castles of Greece

lens

Vounoi, Dirfys-Messapia, Euboea,Central Greece

Tower of Vounoi

  
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
 <  763 / 860  > 
Tower of Vounoi
Location:
At the southern edge of the village Vounoi of central Euboea, 100m east of the chappel of Dormition of Theotokos.
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Dirfys-Messapia
• Vounoi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 250 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th or 15th cent.  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of a medieval tower at the village Vounoi of Dirfys region in Euboea. It is close to the chapel of the Dormition of Virgin Mary and to the Byzantine church of Agioi Apostoloi.

Information about this particular tower is not available but it must have been part of the network of towers built on the island by the Venetians in the 14th-15th century.
The tower was intervisible contcat with the neighboring tower of Steni and the fortress of Lechries.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

The tower is preserved at a low height and is difficult to spot. But it retains all its sides.

No openings are observed which is not surprising, since in this type of buildings, the entrance and the windows were usually at the upper floors for safety and better defence.

Dimensions: approx. 5✖5m. The southern side is preserved at a height of ca. 5m and the western at 1 to 4m.


Sources

  • The tower was spotted, photographed and described by Mr. Ioannis Dedes (October 2016)
  • Theoodoros Skouras, «Οχυρώσεις στην Εύβοια (Μερικές λύσεις στα τοπογραφικά τους προβλήματα)»- ΑΕΜ – p.378 volume Κ’ – 1975



Your comments:


Google search inside the site

castle


Road map to Tower of Vounoi

Access
Approach to the monument:
After the square of the village continue on the main road. You reach a wall after 100m, then turn right and after 100m turn left. There, find the chapel of Theotokos and close to it the tower.
Entrance:
Free access


Other castles around
Tower of Amfithea
Burtzi of Avlida
Castle of Fylla
Tower of Gymno
Castle of Lechries
Tower of Mistros
Two Towers
Tower of Papanikolaou
Tower of Petritsa
Tower of Pissonas
Castle of Psachna
Tower of Sirina
Tower Skounteri
Palaiopyrgos of Steni
Tower of Tharounia
Tower of Trachili
Tower of Triada
Tower of Vasiliko
Paliokastro of Vitala
Foklore Museum of Chalkis