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Heritage: The Cheimarros Tower on Naxos to be restored
One of the most important monuments on the island of Naxos and one of the most remarkable in the Aegean Sea, Cheimarros Tower, will be restored following the approval of the Central Archaeological Council.

The Cheimarros Tower on Naxos to be restored
The circular tower turret of Naxos [Credit: GTP]

The 15m high circular double-walled tower of Cheimarros is one of the best preserved monuments of its type. It was constructed at the end of the 4th century BC for defence purposes.

It was made of the local white marble without a binding agent and with great skill that indicated the high quality of stone carving in the classical antiquity.

The Cheimarros Tower was declared archaeological site in 2011 along with two adjacent Byzantine churches, a part of an ancient road and part of the Tower's fencing wall.

Source: ANA/MPA [July 22, 2014]