Its name comes from the last person to call it home, the poet Georgios Drosinis, one of the most famous throughout Modern Greek literature.
However, the tower was built half a century before the poet was born, by a Turkish slave who won his freedom after designing it. It passed through the hands of Ibrahim Agas via the dowry for his wife. Once Greece was liberated from Turkish rule, the tower then became property of the Drosinis family. Today the tower still remains well-preserved, though rebuilding and reconstruction is needed.