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The Tower of Markellos

Egina Thomaidou 9, 180 10, Greece
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Interesting history but that is all

I left the port and sought the Markellos tower a few streets inland which was the seat of the Greek... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Archaeobuff
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Sydney, Australia
Small site at 2 min walking distance from Harbor

I discovered it by chance, walking from the end of the Beach back to the Boat ticketing office. Not... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Christeen64
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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 week ago
“Interesting history but that is all”
Jul 2, 2018
“Small site at 2 min walking distance from Harbor”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Egina Thomaidou 9, 180 10, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I left the port and sought the Markellos tower a few streets inland which was the seat of the Greek Government and Aegina its capital for a few years in the 1820s when the Greeks were rolling back the Ottomans and restoring self government. The...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

I discovered it by chance, walking from the end of the Beach back to the Boat ticketing office. Not managed and not taken care of.

Thank Christeen64
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It's a nice building with plenty of history, don't get me wrong. But we weren't able to get in the building and it's not the type of building you can stand outside of and look at for hours. After 5-10 minutes we left.

Thank Lars V
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The ancient tower is not very well kept, and rises on a small court/garden among the streets of the city. Not so interesting.

Thank Oneofthesedays87
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

sent here from our hosts at vagia hotel for a travel back to the middle ages in the time of pirates and thieves... this is what you feel like. many important people in the history of Greece passed through here... a must visit.

Thank Evangelly R
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Loved the tower... a must see when you visit the island of Aegina... we were taken from our hosts from Vagia hotel on a little tour they were doing for the clients. Excellent... the tower takes you back to the age of the Greek revolution...More

Thank Radon M
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were driven here from our host at Vagia hotel just before we go to the hotel. It I see amazing that on this island there have been people living for the last 3400 years!

Thank Frank W
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stumbled across this whilst walking around the town and saw it, wondering what it was. We went back to see around and it is fabulous well worth asking and making the effort to see

Thank stupidgirlAude
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