Pirgos Agias Triadas

A special place among the ancient towers of Amorgos has the legendary “Pirgos tou Vasili” as called by the inhabitants of Amorgos, a building of the fourth century BC.

The tower is located northwest of the village and east of the church of Agia Triada in the ancient city of Arkesini. It is the only perfectly preserved ancient monument  in Amorgos and the best preserved fortress in Cyclades of rectangular shape.

The fort is rectangular in shape with an internal courtyard and a high tower.

Around the fort there are many remains from the prehistoric to modern times and, also newer structures related to rural facilities, water collection pipes,cictern , built oven, olive press, house for shelter animal, data suggest the use of the area from ancient times to today.

Robust construction of large carved stones shows a defensive character to protect against piracy and other attacks. The tall tower was used as “fryktorion”, ie to transmit light signals to other towers that had visual contact. Also served as residence of few people and as  warehouse of farm products.

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