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Kalyvia, Karystos, Euboea,Central Greece

Chartzani

or Tower of Chartzani  
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Chartzani
Location:
Aroun 1km west of the village Kalyvia near Karystos in southern Evia island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Euboea
Municipality > Town:
City of Karystos
• Kalyvia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 45 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
11th cent. or earlier  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chartzani (Gr: Χαρτζάνι) is a ruined medieval tower in an area with the same name north of the town Karystos in Evia island.

The name of the tower derives from the legend of Queen Chartzana, a Byzantine princess who lived there in the era of emperor Basil II. The legend dates the tower in the 11th century or a little earlier. This chronology is supported by the type of construction of the monument which is clearly Byzantine and very different from the other Frankish and Venetian towers of Evia.


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