Monuments reported by ancient authors KALAMATA (Town) MESSINIA - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

Location information

Listed 6 sub titles with search on: Monuments reported by ancient authors  for wider area of: "KALAMATA Town MESSINIA" .

Monuments reported by ancient authors (6)

Ancient sanctuaries

Sanctuary of the sons of Machaon

FARES (Ancient city) KALAMATA
But the surest warrant for their account of the Asclepiadae is that they point to a tomb of Machaon in Gerenia and to the sanctuary of his sons at Pharae.

Sanctuary of Gorgasus and Nicomachus

Isthmius the son of Glaucus built a shrine also to Gorgasus and Nicomachus which is in Pharae.

Sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis (of the lake)

LIMNES (Ancient city) KALAMATA
In the interior is a village Calamae and a place Limnae, where is a sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis (Of the lake). They say that Teleclus king of Sparta met his end here.

The temple of Artemis at Limnae

The temple of Artemis at Limnae, at which the Messenians are reputed to have outraged the maidens who had come to the sacrifice, is on the boundaries between Laconia and Messenia, where both peoples held assemblies and offered sacrifice in common; and they say that it was after the outraging of the maidens, when the Messenians refused to give satisfaction for the act, that the war took place.
This extract is from: The Geography of Strabo, ed. H. L. Jones, Cambridge. Harvard University Press
Cited Aug 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.

Ancient temples

Temple of Fortune (Tyche)

FARES (Ancient city) KALAMATA
The people of Pharae possess also a temple of Fortune (Tyche) and an ancient image.

You are able to search for more information in greater and/or surrounding areas by choosing one of the titles below and clicking on "more".

GTP Headlines

Receive our daily Newsletter with all the latest updates on the Greek Travel industry.

Subscribe now!

Ferry Departures