Greece is one of those places in the world where you can see some of the preserved culture and well kept historic buildings and houses. This just brings out a desire to explore this small world as it has so much to offer to an individual seeking enjoyment and exploration. A combination of natural beauty, preserved ancient towers with a spice up of western technologies wraps, up the entire fun one would be looking for during his special vacation days. Just to mention that there is a large number of renowned tower towns in Greece. In this article we will mention the most important and most popular of them.
This tower towns list starts of course with the mystical and medieval tower town known as Mystras which is located in Peloponnese. This tower town has a more religious background as this was its initial purpose upon its building. This tower town however is used for tourism and vocational expenditures as it has a really conducive and friendly environment around. The most interesting aspect about this tower is its serene and silent environment that makes the tower to paint a picture of the holy place it used to be.
On the southeastern coast of Peloponnese, there is another great tower town known as Monemvasia. This is a tower believed to have been built in the 6th century by the Byzantines. This tower is also called ‘’Gibraltar of the East’’ and it’s a place famous for its rich history and culture. It holds a long history about its occupations through the centuries of the Turks, the Venetians, the crusaders and the Byzantines who were the first inhabitants of this tower.
Servia and Mesta
Servia in Macedonia which means observe or guard is another tower town in Greece that could serve as a perfect destination for any visitor from across the world. Although it’s a small tower town as compared to the others, its surrounding area has such a cool atmosphere desired by many people. Important features to be noted in this tower town are a well preserved valley surrounded from a fortified hill and a river at the bottom to crown it all. Mesta which is located in the beautiful island of Chios is another traditional settlement tower town that is designed to suit a travellers and explorers wish and interests. The most notable aspect of this town is the defensive architecture that is unique in its own way.
Finally the popular and cosmopolitan island of Rhodes, commonly known as the island of the Knights hosts one of the greatest tower towns in Greece and also is one of the largest medieval towns of the entire Europe! It has so much to offer in terms of travel and exposure. This tower is built in a way that inspires your need to get to the past with everything kept intact as it was revealing outright the ancient times it was put up. It is a well preserved settlement with its old houses, alleys, fountains and minarets, intact as they used to be.
Conclusively, the tower towns in Greece are one of the best if not the best places for a tourist who love history and wants with his thoughts to travel back in time to these mysterious and dark medieval ages.