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Zyfias, Chios, North Aegean

Pyrgari of Zyfias

  
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Pyrgari of Zyfias
Location:
On a hill NW of the village Zyfias in Chios island, between the chapels of Agia Aleousa and Agioi Theodoroi
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Chios
Municipality > Town:
City of Chios
• Zyfias
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 195 m 
(Relative Height≈80 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
15th century  
GENOAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of a Genoan tower complex above the chapel of Agia Eleousa on the top of a hill northwest of village Zyfias of central Chios island.

Zyfias is one of the Kambochora of Chios. Kambochora is a group of villages in the fertile south-central part of the island. The organisation of the production by the Genoans, in the 14th and 15th centuries, brought growth, wealth and increased demand for fortified tower-houses and mansions.

This tower was part of a complex with a fortified perimeter that once included also the chapel of Agia Eleousa.


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