Towers of the Early Byzantine Castle or Clock Tower

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Also known as the Damat Pasha Tower, this monument is open to visitors, offering unique bird’s eye views over the Medieval City.
The tower has had its present outlook since the times of Fechti Pasha, who commissioned its construction in 1857. Still, historical research has revealed that a tower had already stood on this site since the 7th century AD, built under the Byzantine rule and having served as a watchtower. Then, at the time of the Knights, another tower was constructed, only to be reinstated by the Ottomans, in the wake of the 1851 earthquake, until a new crumbling occurred, this time in 1856, as a consequence of the explosion in the forgotten powder magazine underneath the Church of St. John of the Collachium.

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