Magnesia Archaeological Sites | Thessaly | Golden Greece
Magnesia Archaeological Sites | Thessaly | Golden Greece
Magnesia Archaeological Sites | Thessaly | Golden Greece
Magnesia Archaeological Sites | Thessaly | Golden Greece
Magnesia Archaeological Sites | Thessaly | Golden Greece
Magnesia Archaeological Sites | Thessaly | Golden Greece
Magnesia Archaeological Sites | Thessaly | Golden Greece


Archaeological Sites

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    ALOS Archaeological Site

    City of Fthiotidos Achaia. It is mentioned in the Iliad. The ancient Alos was probably located on Magoula Plataniotiki and was destroyed in 346 BC. by the Macedonian general Parmenion. A strong wall with towers (early 4th century BC) is preserved on the hill. Nea Alos was founded after 302 BC. by »

    VELESTINOS Archaeological Site

    ( Velestino / Ferai ) It is mentioned in the Iliad. The ancient city lies partly below the town of Velestino. Its area was inhabited from the late Neolithic era until Roman times (1st century AD). Extensive prehistoric habitation on the hills and slopes of the area. More important are the Visviki, »

    VOLOS Archaeological Site

    (Iolkos) It is mentioned in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Mythical homeland of Pelias, Aeson and Jason and base of the heroes who participated in the Argonautic expedition. Its first kings were Minyas from Boeotia and later from Phthia with Peleus first. In the 4th century BC it was a polychine without »

    GORITSA Archaeological Site

    ( Orminion ) On the plateau of the top of the hill of Goritsa (height 200 m.), at the eastern end of the gulf of Volos, large sections of the wall with semicircular towers of a fortified settlement from the Hellenistic times, perhaps a Macedonian military establishment (350 - 250 BC) are very well »

    DIMINI Archaeological Site

    Important prehistoric settlement near Volos, with impressive architectural remains. It was continuously inhabited from the latest Neolithic period (5th millennium BC) to the end of the Bronze Age (1100 BC). The six concentric enclosures that enclose the acropolis and the "mega-shaped" building on »

    DIMITRIOS Archaeological Site

    (See also Pagasai) It was founded between 293 - 288 BC. by the Macedonian king Dimitrios Poliorkites, with the settlement, i.e. the union, of smaller neighboring cities. It was the military, political and commercial base of the Macedonians towards Southern Greece. From the 1st c. BC it began to »

    THEOTOKOS Archaeological Site

    On the steep hill of Kastri, N. of Cape Agios Georgios (modern Sepia), remains of walls and fragments of Doric columns from a temple are preserved. The foundations of another building and part of a wall with a polygonal construction (archaic acrokerama of the 6th century BC in the Museum of Volos) »

    KOKKOTOI Archaeological Site

    On Kokkotii hill, south of Almyros, a strong wall with towers and bastions is preserved. The fort must be part of the defensive works of the Macedonians during the Hellenistic period (3rd to 2nd century BC). Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

    KOROPI Archaeological Site

    The city was incorporated in 293 BC. in Dimitriada. Here was one of the most famous shrines and oracles of the Magnetites, that of Apollo Koropaios. The sanctuary flourished from Archaic times to the Roman era; remains of an Archaic temple were excavated under Petralona Hill, on the left bank of the »

    KOTTES Archaeological Site

    Ruins of an early Christian basilica and settlement. Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

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    LAI Archaeological Site

    3 km SE. of Neochorio, on the peninsula of Magnesia. Ruins of an early Christian basilica with a semicircular arch (late 5th or early 6th century). Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

    MILINA Archaeological Site

    On the site of the necropolis church of Agios Athanasios, south of Milina, there used to be an early Christian basilica, from which numerous architectural members have been saved. Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

    NEA AGHIALOS Archaeological Site

    (Pyrasos or Phthiotides Thebes) Port of Thessalian Thebes and a port with intense commercial traffic. Here there was a sanctuary of Demetrius and Kori (Demetrion). The city declined in the later Hellenistic years (1st century BC). Many ancient tombs have been found in its area. In early Christian »

    NEA IONIA OF VOLOS Archaeological Site

    Settlement on a low hill, at the mouth of Pagasitikos gulf, with continuous habitation since 1400 BC. to the geometric era. Remains of a large Mycenaean building (palace?) with fragments of frescoes, plastered floors and decorated pottery. Cemetery of box-shaped tombs of the 15th - 14th century BC »

    NEES PAGASES Archaeological Site

    ( Pagasai ) (See also Dimitriada) City of Pelasgiotidos and port of Fera already from the 7th and 6th centuries BC. The city is mentioned in the myth of the Argonautic expedition. It flourished in archaic times thanks to the sanctuary and oracle of Pagasaios Apollo, near the Xeria river. In 293 BC »

    PALEOKASTRO Archaeological Site

    ( Olizon ) Near Valtoudi, remains of an early Christian basilica of the 5th - 6th century. Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

    PEFKAKIA Archaeological Site

    ( Nilia ) Important settlement of the end of the Neolithic (4500 - 3200 BC) and the Bronze Age (3200 - 1100 BC), on a hill opposite Volos. Residential remains of rectangular buildings with stone foundations and clay floors, hearths and storage areas. Clear indications of intensive foreign relations. »

    PLATANIDIA Archaeological Site

    ( Methoni ) Remains of an early Christian ecclesiastical complex that had a basilica as its center. Excellent quality architectural sculptures, marbling and mosaic floor (4th - 5th c.). Nearby, a second Early Christian basilica, also with a mosaic floor (perhaps second half of the 4th century). »

    PROMYRI Archaeological Site

    Near the chapel of Panagia, remains of a three-aisled early Christian basilica. Architectural remains and mosaic floors with plant and geometric themes (late 5th - 6th century) are preserved. In the same location remains of another building, of unknown use. Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

    SESKLO Archaeological Site

    Large Neolithic settlement of the 7th, 6th and 4th millennium BC. Houses with stone foundations and brick superstructures, streets and small squares, extend in and out of concentric protective enclosures. The houses outside the citadel betray urban planning. Inside the acropolis, a "mega-shaped" »

    TRIKERI Archaeological Site

    (Kykynithos Island) Remains of the three-aisled early Christian basilica of Agia Sophia, with a narthex and vestibule, in the cove of the same name, in the W. part of the island. The basilica has today been destroyed by the sea. Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

    FTELIO Archaeological Site

    ( Pteleon ) The place Gritsa, a rocky hill at the entrance of Pagasitikos gulf, has been inhabited since the Neolithic era. Curved Neolithic buildings, houses and box-shaped tombs of the Middle Helladic period (2000 - 1600 BC) and small Mycenaean vaulted tombs dating between 1400 - 1100 BC were »

    CHORTO Archaeological Site

    An early Christian basilica with a mosaic floor has been excavated, on the road to Milina. Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou »

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