Helleniko tower (Skopelos) Helleniko - Ελληνικό

Helleniko, Classical to Hellenistic round tower at Helleniko in Skopelos, Sporades, Magnesia, Thessaly
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Latitude: 39.201600
Longitude: 23.604000
Confidence: High

Place ID: 392236FHel
Time period: CHL
Region: Thessaly
Country: Greece
Department: Sporades/Skopelos
Mod: Helleniko

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Modern Description: Archaeological mapping of this northernmost promontory of the island has revealed that the 19th century lighthouse is only the latest in a long tradition of lookout posts in the area: there appears to have been a network of fortified agricultural buildings and towers here from as early as the 4th century BC. Separated by less than a kilometre and clearly visible from one another, these structures were important in safeguarding both agricultural activity in the area and protecting the important trade-routes through the sea at this point.

Info: McGilchrist's Greek Islands

(From McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, © Nigel McGilchrist 2010, excerpted with his gracious permission. Click for the books)

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