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Queen’s Tower

The queen's tower is located inside the Tritsis Park.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1854 It was inaugurated on the birthday of her father-in-law, Louis of Bavaria.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Queen Amalia’s tower is of Gothic order and replaced an older one, which belonged to the previous owners of the estate. Both internally and externally, it is an imitation of the Hochenschwangau tower in Bavaria, birthplace of her husband, Otto. The interior decoration is elaborate, with golden geometric shapes, bright blue, red bands and gothic-style small furniture and lighting. The cortyard is decorated with romantic statues, sarcophagi and a fountain. The estate produces a special quality of wine to this day.

What I can't see

The architect of the building may have been François Boulanger, but it also may have been Christian Hansen. The ground floor has the reception hall and rooms, while on the first floor there is another large room. Around the tower, there were auxiliary spaces and toilets. As can be seen from the royal garden of Athens (today the National Garden), Queen Amalia’s main concern was the development of green spaces. Here, she wanted to create a model farming and agricultural unit. Thus, she made good use of the area next to the Kifissos River, by having it cultivated.



Κουτσαβλής Β., (2022), Ιστορικό Πύργου Βασιλίσσης, [History of the Queen’s Tower], in

Last visit 26/10/2022