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VELESTINOS (Archaeological Site)

VELESTINOS (Archaeological Site) - Magnesia

( 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, Agrokipiou and Bakali magoules, where Neolithic and Bronze Age installations were found. Among its monuments worth visiting are: the ruins of the Doric temple of Thaulius Zeus (around 300 BC), the Hyperion Fountain in the center of the city, as well as a Hellenistic building with a Doric portico in the area of ​​the ancient market (north-eastern part of the city ). Parts of the classical fortification (5th and 4th centuries BC) are quite well preserved in the acropolis (Magoula Bakali where the prehistoric settlement is located), on the hill of Panagia and in Kastraki.

In the area of ​​the ancient temple of Fera, early Christian tombs and ruins were found which probably belong to an early Christian basilica.

Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou