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White Tower

  Eight kilometers west of Hora lies Megalo Horio (Big Village), built on the site of the ancient capital of the island. Nearby one can see the ruins of a Hellenistic tower known as Lefkos Pyrgos of Aspropyrgos (White Tower), while at the place called Kastro tis Grias (the old woman's castle) some traces of walls and houses are visible. The area once held the key to the island's economy; it is here that the iron ore was mined. The metal was loaded onto boats from the little port of Megalo Livadi, situated in a protected cove on the southwest coast, and shipped to various destinations. Further south, on the Cyclop's Hill are the ruins of a second Hellenistic tower, called Psaropyrgos.
  This extract is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Serifos tourist pamphlet.


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