Πύργος Δοτίων

Πύργος Δοτίων

Πύργος Δοτίων - Tower of Dotia - Πύργος Δοτίων Χίος - 1415 Chios, Doti, regional entity Chios, Greece TOWER of DOTIA: The Tower of Dotia is situated near to Pyrgi village, in one of the most significant areas of Chios, as far as the mastiha production is concerned. The mastic trees surround in a unique manner this impressive monument, which is an example of the military architecture of the medieval period of Chios. The Tower was built during the general fortification of the island by the Genovese -who ruled the island and controlled the production of mastiha- at the start of the 15th century (1410-1415). This three-level building, constructed of light grey limestone is in a state of ruin with its four walls being preserved except for the southern wall, which is partially destroyed. It is a rectangular in shape (14.28×15.70, 18m height). It has seven battlements on the eastern and western sides and four on the southern and northern sides. The interior wall partitioning's at ground level have been preserved, as well as many characteristics of the vault structure on the first and second levels. The Tower did not have a door at ground level for defense purposes, but there was a lightweight ladder at the middle level. There were openings for ventilation and embrasures at the last level. It was enclosed with four-sided walling, which has preserved the traces and foundations of one of the four battlements that were situated on each corner. FILM INFO: Directed, Shot & Edited by: Yiannis Zafeiris (2015) Assistant Director: Ioana Balaska Director of Photography: Vasilis Pahoundakis Technical Support: Ilias Kletsas/Roinides (AlphaFilmworks) Music: "Thalassa Platia" – (instrumental) Manos Hatzidakis Copyediting: Ifigeneia Sotiraki Unit Production Manager: Ioana Balaska Production Assistants: Yiannis Athanasiou – Fotini Pappa – Stavros Athanasiou

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