Acropolis Palaiokastro

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The Acropolis Palaiokastro in Methana
Paliokastro methana.jpg

Acropolis of ancient Methana is located 1 km from the town of Megalochori in the volcanic peninsula of Methana.

History[edit]

It was first built in the Mycenean times. It was rebuilt and destroyed later during the Roman and the Byzantine times.

Construction[edit]

It was built from andesite and dacite rocks from the volcanic mountain nearby. The small acropolis is located on a small lava dome.

Significance[edit]

Around the acropolis, Pausanias described the ancient market (Agorá) and a sanctuary of Isis and Hermes. Remains of the ancient town Methana can be found around the Paliocastro and some Roman columns in front of the little St. Niclaus chapel.

Coordinates: 37°35′12″N 23°20′58″E / 37.5867°N 23.3494°E / 37.5867; 23.3494