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The Cyclades Sights

Bellonia Tower

Updated 09/08/2014

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The graceful Bellonia Tower (Pirgos Bellonia) belonged to the area's ruling Venetian family, and like other fortified houses, it was built as a refuge from pirates and as part of the island's alarm system. The towers were located strategically throughout the island; if there was an attack, a large fire would be lighted on the nearest tower's roof, setting off a chain reaction from tower to tower and alerting the islanders. Bellonia's thick stone walls, its Lion of St.

Mark emblem, and flat roofs with zigzag chimneys are typical of these towers.

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Galanado, Naxos, 84300, Greece

Updated 09/08/2014


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