Tower of the Winds

Tower of the Winds

  • Cultural & Historical

The Tower of the Winds is an ancient timepiece known as a Horologium. It's an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower, 42 feet (12.8 m) high and 26 feet (7.9 m) in diameter. Each of its eight sides faces a point on the compass and depicts one of the eight wind gods. In ancient times, a water clock inside the structure was fed by water from a stream coming from the Acropolis. The structure was also later used as a bell-tower of a Byzantine church as well as a spiritual place by the whirling dervishes.

Tower of the Winds, Athens 105 55, Greece

Herodion Hotel
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Herodion Hotel
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  • Boutique hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
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Funky Gourmet

  • Fine Dining
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