The tower of Heimaros

The tower is located on the southeast side of town, in the middle of the road between Za and a hill out of the two streams , the torrent east and west Petronas . The tower of Heimaros is one of the most important monuments of Naxos , like the island's trademark the gate of the ancient temple of Apollo " Portara " . Similar towers although they are quite popular in the islands of the Aegean ,in the most of them are distinguished only the foundation , while the tower of Heimaros survives in an impressive height at almost 15 meters. Fairly well kept and the outside of the tower , while large parts of the lining collapsed or were derelict . In recent years the monument has suffered considerable damages , which someone can understands immediately, if you look at the photos of the towers in the early 70's and if you read the earlier descriptions . A typical example is 1923 a scholar says what tower height is 17 meters. The plan of the tower is circular , with an external diameter of 9.20 meters. Internal and 7.12 meters. The walls have a thickness of 1.10 m and are dual , built with local marble without binder and very meticulous assembly is indeed obvious high quality of ancient stone carving .


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