Lissos (Crete) 9 Ag. Kyrkos - Λισσός

Λισσός - Lissos, Hellenistic to Late Antique settlement at Ag. Kyrkos in Chania Crete
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Latitude: 35.244000
Longitude: 23.785000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Λισσός
Place ID: 352238ULis
Time period: HRL
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Chania
Mod: Ag. Kyrkos

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Modern Description: A harbour of Elyrus, important for the sanctuary of Asklepios (3rd century BC-1st century AD). The sacred spring-fountain and the Doric temple-oikos of Asklepios, with mosaic floor, are preserved. Inscriptions and votive statues recovered from the latter are in the Chania Archaeological Museum. A portico, a bath and perhaps a hospice or priests' residence have also been uncovered.
The ancient settlement, rock-cut and vaulted-roofed tombs, and ancient harbour installations have also survived.
Remains of two Early Christian basilicas on the site of the Byzantine churches of the Virgin and Saint Kerykos.
Wikidata ID: Q266558

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)


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