Turkish Towers

Vathiakos

Vathiakos Koules
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At the eastern edge of the valley of Amari, two towers were built, the Koules of Vathiakos and Lochria. The Koules of Vathiakos, built on the hill south of the village, served a dual purpose. First, it controlled the passages to Messara. Secondly, it strongly protected the Turkish village Vathiakos, which was the Turkish center of the area. The Koules of Vatheiako still survives in relatively good condition. Its east wall has collapsed and most of its roof.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture
  • Type: Fortress / Tower
  • Peak Period: Ottoman Era (1669 - 1898)
  • Accessibility: Walking
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