Tower of Ayia Triada
An ancient defensive tower in Kato Meria
The Tower of Ayia Triada (Holy Trinity), called the Tower of Vasilis by the elder locals, is one of the most well-preserved ancient monuments in Amorgos. The Tower was most probably built during the 4th century B.C. and used to be a defensive structure. The tower took its name from the Byzantine church of Ayia Triada which is built nearby.
The locals used the Tower to send fire-messages to other similar towers. It was the best way to exchange important messages from a distance. During the centuries, the building was used as a shelter for the farmers as well as storage space for their products.