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25/10/2007
The acropolis of the ancient city of Epidaurus Limeras


Located in the region of Ayios Ioannis in Monemvasia, on a hill and near the coast. The impressive walls were most probably built in the 4th century BC. Pausanias states that ....

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25/10/2007
The Menelaion [at ancient Therapne]


The Menelaion was located in ancient Therapne, on a hill 5 km southeast of todays Sparta, dedicated to Menelaus and Helen of Troy. This was a temple built on a tall base ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Boeae


Located on the site of todays Neapolis Vion, and opposite todays Elafonisos, which in antiquity was called Oinou Gnathos (Donkey Jaw). One of the Lacedaemonians most...

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Geronthres


This was an ancient city of Lakoniki, built on the site of medieval and modern Geraki, at the foothills of Mt Parnon, above the Eurotas valley. As the archaeological finds and ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient Gytheion


Ancient Gytheion was located a little to the north of todays town of that name, at Palaiopoli. Tradition holds, as handed down to us by Pausanias (3.21.8), that the city was built by ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Zarax


Located on the site of todays Gerakas, it was incorporated into Argos in the early 3rd century BC. Pausanias informs us that the city was built by the hero Zarakas, a descendent of the...

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Karyae


Located on the site of todays Community of the same name. This market town was known in antiquity for its annual festivals in honour of Artemis Karyatis. During this festival...

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Croceae


To the southeast of todays Krokees, at the site of Krikela was the ancient city of Croceae, known for its quarries that produced the celebrated stone of Croceae used to ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Pellana


Ancient Pellana was located on the hill to the northeast of the modern village of the same name. In the time of Pausanias there was a temple to Asclepius, located to the south of ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Sellasia


Ancient Sellasia was on the road that led from Sparta to Arcadia. The exact position of ancient Sellasia is not known. In 370 BC, it was fired and pillaged by the Thebans of ....

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25/10/2007
Sunken city of Ancient Asopos


Located at Plytra [Asopos] in the region of Kokkines. The ruins can be seen on the seabed, along the length of the coast. It was sunk after the earthquake of AD 375. On the ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient theatre of Gytheion


Located on the site of Palaiopoli, and built in the Roman period, during the years of the early emperors. The ancient theatre and a section of the ancient ....

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25/10/2007
The tholos tomb of Vafeio


This is how the tholos (beehive) tomb discovered to the west of the village of Vafeio near Amycles is known. It was excavated in 1889 by Christos Tsountas, and the dig unearthed ....

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25/10/2007
Mycenaean tholos tombs cemetery at Pellana


A number of tholos (bee hive) tombs have been found at the spot of Spelies or Pelekiti, near todays village of the same name. The largest is a royal tomb, with a tholos ....

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25/10/2007
The Acropolis of Ancient Sparta


The Acropolis of Sparta is located on the north side of the town. On the acropolis stood the great temple of Athena Poliouchos or Chalkioikos situated on the ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient Theatre of Sparta


The ancient theatre of Sparta is located on the southwest side of the Acropolis, with a southerly orientation. It was rebuilt in the Roman period [1st century BC] and preserves ....

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25/10/2007
The sanctuary of Artemis Orthia


Excavations conducted by the British School of Archaeology uncovered the sanctuary of Artemis Orthia, with many dedications and inscriptions, in the vicinity of ....

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25/10/2007
The Leonidaion


This limestone monument, with dimensions of 12.50 m x 8.30 m, dates to the 5th century BC. It is located in the north section of todays Sparta, and tradition holds that ....

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25/10/2007
Sykea Mycenaean tombs, 1400-1100 BC


In 1974, an undisturbed Mycenaean tomb was found completely by chance next to the cemetery of the village Sykea, dating to the period 1400-1100 BC. In 1997 - 1998, another ....

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25/10/2007
Ancient city of Acriae


Polybius called it Acreae, and Ptolemy Acrea. It was located on the site of todays Kokkinia, southeast of ancient Elos. Founded in the prehistoric period...

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25/10/2007
The sanctuary of Athena Poliouchos, or Chalkioikos


This was a large sanctuary located on the peak of the acropolis hill of ancient Sparta, above the theatre. From very early on there was a temple with an altar. In the 6th century BC a small temple was built to house the statue of...

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29/10/2007
Geraki - Church of Ioannis Chrysostom and Roman inscriptions


In the church of Ioannis Chrysostom at Geraki, Laconia the visitor will be impressed by the ....

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