Archaeological site of Stymphalia

The ancient town of Stymphalia was probably founded in the archaic period and it was named after its first inhabitant, Stymphalos. The region belonged to the Arcadians. The town was built on the north shore of Stymphalia lake. A large part of the archaeological site lies under water. Excavations have brought to light a theater and a palaestra that date back to the Classical period. Access to the site is possible only through a path that starts from the Frankish monastery of Zarakas, a few kilometers... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Archaeological site of Nemea

Nemea is a land of legends and traditions. It was the home land of the Nemean Lion, slayed by the legendary Hercules. The Nemean lion was a vicious monster that lived in a cave on mount Triton. Hercules trapped the beast and then killed it with his club. The archaeological site is located on the foothill of the mountains of Arcadia, 333 meters above sea level. The strategic location of Nemea and its climate were the reason that the Panhellenic Games of Nemean were held in the region. During the winter,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Archaeological site of Sicyon

Ancient Sicyon is located on the mound of Vasiliko, a village 4 kilometers to the southeast of Kiato, head of the municipality of Sikyona. In antiquity it was bordered with Corinth to the east, with the Achaean Pellini to the west, and the Arcadian Fliounta and Stymfalos to the south. It was built on a 2300 acres plateau. According to Strabo, Sicyon was located initially by the sea until Demetrios Poliorketes built a new town on the plateau. Demetrios conquered the city and persuaded the Sikyonians... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Archaeological site of Pheneos

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... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Melagavi Lighthouse

Melagavi or Heraion lighthouse was built in 1897 on the Agrilaos peninsula, in the golf of Alkyonides Islands. In 1947, the building was renovated and repaired. Its outline is T shaped, and it has a rectangular light tower. The Heraion lighthouse is well known in the area. It is made of stone and it constitutes a typical example of lighthouse architecture. Source: [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj layout="5" viewas="list" cat_id="Korinthia" animation="fadeInRight" title="Posts... διαβάστε περισσότερα