The Tower and the Monastery of Agia, are located in the northern part of Naxos, 6 km before the village of Apollonas.
The two imposing buildings are built in a green environment with a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea.
The Monastery of Agia or else Ypsiloteras is built at an altitude of 220 m and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
A few meters before the Monastery dominates the Tower of Agia, which was a post-medieval fortress.
It was built in the 17th century. by the strong Kokkos’ family.
The tower was inhabited until 1992, when a fire destroyed most of it.
Today, its remnants, its imposing walls stand upright, reminiscent of the earlier days of its glory.
A visit to the Tower and the Monastery of Agiá:
The visitor should be particularly careful as the site is not restored and the dense vegetation surrounding the tower make the place risky.
You can only see it from outside.
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