Naxos Markopolitis Tower

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Location: Halki

Built in 1776, the Markopolitis-Papadakis tower in the area of Akadimi (Halki) has a unique style of architecture that is hard to find in Naxos or other Greek islands. It is one of the very few towers constructed by a local - Markos Politis - instead of a Venetian lord. Markos Politis was a revolutionary figure on the island. He was hanged by the Turks in 1802 after being exiled to Lesvos island.

The three-level tower is an impressively large building and was used as a defensive fortress during the war.
Markos Politis was hanged by the Turks in 1802 after being exiled to Lesvos island.
The tower is a property of the Papadakis family since 1888.

How to get there

Markopolitis tower is located in Halki village.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Markopolitis tower and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Halki during the day. Lines 2, 6, and 7 are those that reach Halki. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.

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