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AEGEAN ISLANDS

CASTLES-TOWERS

The port watchtowers In the 14th century, a grid of mutually defensive positions for the strategic control of the port developed in the area of Livadia. On two hills, two forts dominated on the right and the left side of the bay, those of Lambros and Faneromeni. Their ruins are still distinguished. At the back of the current village there were two more watchtowers, the castle of Agiosykia at the top of the homonymous hill and that of Stavros at the Amali point. Very few relics of their, once, compact walls are still preserved.   Medieval tower of Mikro Horio At the highest point of the currently abandoned village, ruins of semicircular tower are preserved. It was built of small stones joined with very strong mortar (kourasani) and dates back to the late Byzantine years. Allegedly it had a big perimeter.     
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Fort of Messaria

In between the main road which connects Livadia and Megalo Horio, on a rock, dark local stone masonry from the castle of Messaria rise. Inside it foundations of various buildings and a vaulted chapel dedicated to prophet Elias, or the Holy Cross, are distinguished.
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