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Tower of the Winds

Tower of the Winds Athens, Greece

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Tower of the winds

The Tower of the Winds, also known as Horologion, is a beautiful, well preserved tower located in the old part of the Roman Agora at the bottom part of the Acropolis. The eight facades have the winds blowing in every direction carved on them. The tower is 12 meters high and 8 in diameter. If you didn't pay the entry fee for the Agora and the other ancient sites, you can still view the Tower from a distance through bars that protect it from vandalism at night. However, it is a very beautiful monument that is worth admiring close-up. The different winds include Boreas, Zephyr, Skiron, and Euros. Each side is embodied by the wind that blows there. Inside the tower, there is a water run clock. The water came from the hill of the Acropolis toward the tower. Information located on each side of the tower allow you to read the time like on sundials. The tower inspired others to build wind towers, as in Livorno or Sebastopol.
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Tower of the Winds Phone Number
91 548 48 90
91 548 48 90
Tower of the Winds Address
Athina 105, Atenas, Grecia
Athina 105, Atenas, Grecia
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