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The Tower of Saint Demetrius at Varsamakia
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One tower was built at posiitonVarsamakia, province Kissamos and close to Sfinari, on the possible site of the unknown village Monoplatanos. The tower is located next to the former monastery of Agios Dimitrios, the temple of which is preserved in very good condition. The monastery initially operated in the 15th century and was dedicated to Saint Gregory.

The tower possibly belonged to the Venetian noble Grymanis, who was captured by the revolutionary army of Kantanoleon.

There is a legend for this tower, telling that it hides a haunted treasure, which however has not been found yet. Many believe that this treasure was stolen by Italian lone prospectors in 1960-70, who were equipped with relevant maps.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Accessibility: Dirt track

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