During the Byzantine period the island fell into decline. After the Fall of Constantinople the inhabitants of the island abandoned it, because they were afraid of pirate raids. The tower was built in 1577 by Uluç Ali Reis, who tried to get the people back in the island. This tower was the house of Nicholas Sarakinis, one of the first settlers of Samos during the process of its resettlement. As far as its form is concerned, it’s a stone, oblong building 12m high, which is divided internally into three floors and has an underground space. On the second floor the windows of the tower are made of stone and are decorated with the cross of Malta, which is used as a classic pattern. The tower is easily accessible, but the internal spaces cannot be visited.
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