Ag. Sophia tower (Lemnos) Ag. Sophia - Αγ. Σοφία

Ag. Sophia, Classical site in Lemnos Aegean (the Fisini towers?)
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Latitude: 39.830000
Longitude: 25.345900
Confidence: High

Place ID: 398253XASo
Time period: CH
Region: North Aegean
Country: Greece
Department: Limnos
Mod: Ag. Sophia

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Modern Description: From the east side of the principal road, 500m north of Phisíni, a track bears off and proceeds due north, for over a kilometre to the Phisíni Towers, a curious and unexpected site commanding excellent views of the east coast and of the sea to the south. The two towers – now mounds of collapsed stone – crown the ridge, perfectly aligned on a north/south axis, with a walled enclosure still perceivable to the west. Both towers are square in plan (c. 10m x 10m), but their masonry is noticeably different. The north tower has rectangular cut masonry which could even be late Hellenistic (although not fully consonant with the standard masonry of the period), while the south tower has more clearly mediaeval masonry. Large monoliths are incorporated in the perimeter wall. The north tower may be an ancient watch-tower which was later incorporated into the small mediaeval, fortified settlement: the terracing and fallen masonry on the hillside below suggests a substantial community. On the hill to the west are other ruined buildings and windmills.

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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