Akanthos (Chalkidike) 73 Ierissos - Άκανθος

Ἄκανθος - Akanthos, Archaic to Late Antique fortified polis and port, at Byzantine and modern Ierissos in Halkidiki Macedonia
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Latitude: 40.392000
Longitude: 23.888000
Confidence: Medium

Greek name: Ἄκανθος
Place ID: 404239PAka
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Macedonia
Country: Greece
Department: Chalkidiki
Mod: Ierissos

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Modern Description: Akanthos was the most important city and harbour of NE Chalkidiki. It was founded in the middle of the 7th century B.C. by colonists from Andros, on the site of a prehistoric settlement. The city extends on a ridge almost 600 m. SE of modern Ierissos and has been excavated by the Greek Archaeological service.
Sections of the fortification walls of the city are preserved, including an impressive part of the acropolis; the whole area, though, is covered with architectural members and buildings of the Classical and, mainly, the Hellenistic period.
The extensive cemetery of the city, containing some 9000 graves, lies on the shore and was used from the Archaic period (7th, 6th centuries B.C.) until modern times (17th century).
Wikidata ID: Q181109

Info: YP

(Dr. Yannis Papadopoulos, with the support of the Laskaridis Foundation.)


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