221 | Exceptional Historic Property: “Polytimos Tower”

    • € 1,250,000
    Leonidio

    221 | Exceptional Historic Property: “Polytimos Tower”

    Leonidio
    • € 1,250,000
    For Sale

    Overview

    • 221
    • Property ID
    • 3
    • Levels
    • 280
    • 598
    • Plot m²

    For sale is an exceptional pre-revolutionary monument in the heart of Leonidio, which serves as a vivid link to the history of the 1821 Greek revolution.  This listed building, constructed in 1816, represents the naval architecture of the era and is a true treasury of the Tsakonian heritage.

    The “Polytimou Tower” was built by the 1821 revolutionary, Nikolaos Polytimos, and served as the gathering center for the revolutionaries before the siege of Monemvasia.  The mansion bears the family crest of Polytimos, featuring a trident and a dolphin on its courtyard door, creating an impressive example of a captain’s tower-house in the style of Spetsiot architecture.  Its architectural elements are exceptionally intricate, and it is a mansion with a rectangular floor plan, structured on three levels.  On the ground floor, there are utility spaces as well as areas available for shops and offices, while the upper floors house the living quarters.  This property can be converted into both a residence and various forms of professional activities while having the possibility to build an additional 318 sqm on 2 levels.

    The “Polytimos Tower” represents a rare architectural specimen from the period before the 1821 revolution, maintaining its original splendor.  It is protected as a historical monument and has undergone repairs and restorations that preserve its authenticity, featuring impressive architectural elements such as the arched lintel at the entrance of the floor, concave wavy cornices made of limestone, and gun loopholes, which are just some of the striking features that highlight its defensive character.

    This unique property is a rare opportunity for those who appreciate history, cultural heritage, and the beautiful architecture of the region.  It is a living link to the past and an opportunity to become custodians of this precious legacy.

    Property area: 280 sqm   |  Land area: 598 sqm

    Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire a piece of living history!

    Energy efficiency class: G  –  Agency fee 3% (+VAT)


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