The Tower of Galatista

The Tower of Galatista

Almost at the center of the little village of Galatista stand this imposing tower which once was surrounded by a dense fir forest. The tower follows the Venetian style of fortifications but it is rather not a Venetian one but it is classified as late-Byzantine.

The tower is estimated that was built at the beginning of the 15th century. In the ‘90’s, the 10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities performed a series of reconstruction work which included the housing of the monument with a wooden roof, externally hidden, a partial floor restoration, as well as the placement of wooden steps for access into the tower.

There are many stories and myths about Galatista Tower that nowadays, have become legends!

One of them says that a queen named "Galatia" lived in the tower and that's how the village took its name after. She used to communicate through an underground pine that lead to the area of Aghia Paraskevi in the fields.

Worth it to see:

  • Nearby the tower, there two watermills that used to work in the past using the same water current

Don’t miss it!

A visit one of the churches and little chaples around the village.

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