The Tower of


Stergiano Tower at Vasilies
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In Stergiano, near the suburb Vasilies of Heraklion, there was a big tower. The tower was first mentioned in a document of 1226 and still stands in very bad condition. It could accommodate 150 people and had a fortified enclosure. It construction reveals its Venetian origins, but it was also used by the Turks.

During the Revolution of 1897 (April 24-25) the tower in Stergiano was used by the Turks. Eventually, it was occupied by the rebels, but they could not keep it. Thus, before leaving, they set fire and totally burned it, so as the Turks could not use it any more.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Fortress / Tower
  • Peak Period: Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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