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Byzantine Tower of Nea Fokea

Byzantine Tower of Nea Fokea

This Byzantine Tower, a community landmark, dominates the hill on the right side of Nea Fokea’s harbour, in Kassandra Halkidiki.

It is composed of stone, is 28 metres tall, and is the only one that has survived all the way to its crenellations.

It is said to have been erected in 1407 on a prehistoric location to safeguard St. Paul’s Monastery’s monastic metochion. It was set on fire in 1821, but its roof was rebuilt in 1976.

Around the tower, there remain fragments of the metochion’s east and south wings, as well as a minor temple from 1868. The headquarters of Emmanouil Papas, the commander of the Greek War of Independence in Halkidiki, were housed in this tower in 1821.

Holy Water Of Saint Paul

It’s a rock chapel where, according to history, Apostle Paul sought sanctuary when he travelled to this region. Holy Water gushes from the chapel, and the location is frequented.

After a 10-meter stroll, you will arrive at a rectangular space where the Apostle Paul is claimed to have resided.

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