Castles of Greece


Vounoi, Dirfys-Messapia, Euboea,Central Greece

Tower of Vounoi

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Tower of Vounoi
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
Municipality > Town:
City of Dirfys-Messapia
• Vounoi
Elevation ≈ 250 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th or 15th cent.  
Castle Type   Condition
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.


  • 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

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Road map to Tower of Vounoi

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.
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