Ag. Nikolaos site (Euboea) Ag. Nikolaos

Ag. Nikolaos, Prehistoric and archaic site at Kherronisi promontory, Ag. Nikolaos below Ellinika, Euboia, Central Greece
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Latitude: 39.015500
Longitude: 23.346000
Confidence: Medium

Place ID: 390233XHel
Time period: BA
Region: Central Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Evvoia
Mod: Ag. Nikolaos

- Pleiades

Modern Description: On the east shore south of cape Artemision, below the village of Elliniká, is the small harbour and promontory of Aghios Nikólaos (40 km). This is probably a site where some of the Greek fleet may have provisioned before the Battle of Cape Artemision. The enclosed bay looks across to the Pelion peninsula and Skiathos, with the little islet and chapel of Aghios Nikolaos just off-shore. The ancient settlement was to the east side, and evidence shows that the headland was fortified. A number of ancient architrave and other blocks have been collected in the field beside the low saddle of the promontory. The wealth of surface finds scattered over this whole stretch of the northeast edge of the island suggest that there was an extensive network of forts and settlements protecting and surveying the important sea passages through these waters, especially from Archaic to Hellenistic times.

Info: McGilchrist's Greek Islands

(From McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, © Nigel McGilchrist 2010, excerpted with his gracious permission. Click for the books)

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