The first settlers of Pheneos were the Pelasgeans. Later, in 1900 B.C. it was inhabited by the Arcadians. They were succeeded by the Achaeans, in 1500 B.C., who created the Mycenaean center of Pheneos and participated to the Trojan War with sixty soldiers under the rule of Agathenoras, king of the Arcadians.
The acropolis of ancient Pheneos is located near the modern village of Ancient Pheneos, or Kalyvia, to the northwest of the valley of Pheneos. The Ephor of Argolid, E. Deilaki, carried out excavations during the period 1958-1961 and brought to light Asclepeion. It measured 10 × 6.10 meters. Two enormous marble sandaled feet were found on a rectangular pedestal. A female marble head was found behind the pedestal. The two statues that date to 150 B.C. depict Asclepius and Hygeia. All of the findings are exposed in the local archaeological museum. The most impressive is the marble head of Hygeia.
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The Centre of History and Science "GRAMMI.org" is a new initiative that aims at turning, through its activities, the visit to Corinth to an unforgettable experience. The Centre’s aim is to offer opportunities to visitors to experience, in an innovative, exciting, and interactive way, the importance of Corinth’s history and the scientific and technological achievements connected with it. With... read more
Fonissa is a stream that forms a deep gorge from Vrysoules village to Loutro, in the municipality of Xylokatsro-Evrostini. In antiquity the stream was the natural borders of ancient Pellene, called Krios (ram). The name “fonissa” (female murderer) highlights how dangerous it is to be in its way when it is full of water. The only way to access the gorge is to follow the road from Kato Loutro village... read more
There is a small marina at the eastern end Xylokastro. It has a slightly narrow entrance and it consists of two parts, and it is more likely to find a spot to dock at the internal part. It also has a good dock and offers a satisfactory protection, with the city only 5 minutes away, so you can easily get food supplies. Source: www.mythicalpeloponnese.gr [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj layout="5"... read more
When you are seeking rejuvenation of the body and the soul, the only choice is the method of hydrotherapy at Loutraki Thermal Spa, in the city of Loutraki. Ancient “Thermes” was a well-known market town at the northern groove of the Corinthian Gulf and it is linked to the mythological “Artmemis Thermia”, who was the protector of the thermal springs. The therapeutic powers of the thermal baths... read more
There are many diving schools in Corinthia for those interested in exploring its underwater world. Diving is allowed in the region, except in some specific archaeological sites and sea parks. Fishing with scuba diving equipment is not allowed, including spear guns with oxygen bottles, taking photos or removing antiquities. You can get more information at the local port police stations.Most diving spots... read more