Dovecotes

The Dovecotes are a remnant of the feudalism that prevailed during the Venetian period in Andros (1207-1566). The landlord was the one who ate the meat of the pigeons and the crofter (servant) had only the right to use the manure as a soil fertilizer.

The Korthi area dovecotes are influenced by the Tinos dovecotes complex external artwork. As we head further north in Andros the art of the dovecotes becomes simpler.