Portfolio Tag: history

Zografou Tower

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The Zografou tower, in the homonymous settlement near Nea Moudania, was part of the metropolitan complex Bulgarian monastery of Zografou at Mount Athos. The metochi’s first name was ‘Epano Volvos’ like the area’s name of the settlement. Later on, the metochi was renamed into ‘Zografou’ due to its related monastery. The...

Madem Aga Tower

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The stone tower of Madem Aga, at an altitude of 530 meters,  is formerly part of a Byzantine and Ottoman fortified settlement, which is called the ‘Medieval fortress complex of Sidirokafsia’.

The toponym Sidirokafsia was mentioned for the first time in the 9th century. Sidirokafsia existed during the Byzantine period...

Petralona Cave | Geological shapes

Petralona Cave is one of Europe’s most impressive and important caves, thanks to its wealth of fossils and to the discovery of a human skull that dates back 700.000 years.

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