At the top of the height of Cape Cyclops there are remains of fortifications (Cyclopeian walls) as well as a tower, which the locals have called the Tower or Throne of Cyclops (also called Psaropyrgos). Like the rest of the towers that have been identified on the island, it seems that it supervised the smooth operation of the rich mines of the island, but also protected the port of Megali Livadi from attacks. You can visit it by car or by walking on a passable dirt road. According to the legend, Cape Cyclops is the rock that Polyphemus angrily threw at Odysseus as he, while leaving the island, laughed at him.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou