The undisputed symbol of Galatista is its Byzantine Tower!
Built on a hill, once surrounded by dense and tall firs, the Galatista Tower dates back to Venetian times. It is one of the best-preserved towers of fortification of Halkidiki.
Architecturally, this type of construction belongs to a large group of Byzantine quadrangular towers, which we find in Macedonia and Mount Athos. They are known for the strong struts that strengthen their outer walls which is characteristic of the 11th to the 16th century. The Galatista tower was built in two construction phases: the lower part of the first construction phase dates back to the 11th century while the upper part of the second phase was finished in the 14th century.
The tower is currently maintained at a height of 16 meters but all details about its roofing remain unknown. From the entrance level until the 3rd floor and the basement of the building is preserved and give an idea of everyday life. It is assumed that the interior of the tower comprised a sink, toilets and maybe even a kitchen area. The third floor provides a part of a niche that may have belonged to a chapel. The tower is made of solid stone and clay (the so-called kurani or kourasani) which is responsible for its dark brown colour.