Amorgos Hellenistic Tower

The Hellenistic Tower of Amorgos Greece, Cyclades: The ruins of towers from the Hellenistic period are found on Amorgos Island. These throw light on the highly developed Hellenistic civilization that existed there and is worth a visit by any one new to this island. The tower in Arkesini, South Amorgos, is one of the most ancient monuments in Amorgos. The tower can still be seen even though it is in a dilapidated state now.

It is believed to have been built out of four cornered blocks in the 4th century BC. The purpose the tower was built was to protect the surrounding area. It had small windows, a water cistern and plumbing system. Besides there stands a church with the same name.

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