Venetian Tower Picture

Evia, Greece.

A Venetian Era tower at the village of Koutoumoulas, between Aliveri and Dystos.

After the Latin conquest of Constantinople in 1204 AD, Evia (Euboea) was held by three Veronese barons, except the ports, which fell to the Venetians. After numerous wars with the Frankish princes the Venetians gained control of the whole island, calling it Negroponte. It became an important Venetian stronghold in the eastern Mediterranean, but in 1470 fell into the hands of the Turks. It was finally united with Greece in 1830 at the conclusion of the Greek War of Independence.

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