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Vrisa, Lesbos, North Aegean

Paliopyrgos of Vrisa

  
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Paliopyrgos of Vrisa
Location:
NW of village Vrisa in SE Lesbos island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Lesbos
Municipality > Town:
City of Lesbos
• Vrisa
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 100 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1355-1375  
GENOAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This is the oldest tower of the island and was built by the Genoans between 1355-1375.


Legends & Tales

The area is the place of birth of Briseis (Βρισηΐς) a mythical queen in Asia Minor at the time of the Trojan War. Her character lies at the heart of a dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon that drives the plot of Homer's Iliad.




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Access
Approach to the monument:
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Entrance:
Like most isolated and neglected towers, the access to the surrounding area is free but the entrance inside is difficult and dangerous.


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