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Agios Vasileios, South Kynouria, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Tower of Chionis

  
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Tower of Chionis
Location:
At the central square of the village Agios Vasileios of Arcadia in Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of South Kynouria
• Agios Vasileios
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 855 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
end of 18th cent.  
OTTOMAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A tower-house with some fortification elements at the center of the picturesque village of Agios Vasileios on the eastern slopes of mt. Parnon in southeastern Peloponnese.


History

The village exists at least since 1700, the year that it is mentioned in the Venetian census by the providore of Moreas Grimani.

It is a construction of the late 18th or early 19th century.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

The 3-storey building is preserved in relatively good condition. The entrance is at the 1st floor protected by a machicolation . Another feature of the tower’s defense is a small cylindrical turret at the top of one of the corners of the tower.


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