Tower of “Ta markou” (Pispilounta)

The "Ta Markou" also known as "T' Markou" tower, situated in a rich and distinctively natural landscape of Northern Chios, can be found close to Pispilounta village of the Amani Municipality region. The ensemble (monument and surrounding environment) is a construction and plantation complex of unique interest comprising of interesting fauna and flora and the ancient watering system.

The Tower was built in the 15th century and constituted the central defence tower of a medieval settlement, whose remnants are distinguished in the landscape's rare natural beauty. This fortified settlement once protected crossings from the northern shores of Chios towards the Fortress of Volissos.

Today, the ground floor of the Tower as well as a section of the first level has been preserved.


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