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Archaeological Site of Thermo

Last Update: Nov 2013
Archaeological site, Cultural heritage THERMO , ETOLOAKARNANIA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 26440 22131 , Fax: +30 26440 22131
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0800-1500
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0830-1500

Archaeological Site of Thermo - Photo Gallery

Archaeological Site of Thermo - Overview

  Important ancient sanctuary that suffered two severe damages in 218 B.C. and in 206 B.C. by king Philip V of Macedonia
  The first excavations on the site were conducted by G. Soteriadis in the years 1897-1908 and continued by K. Rhomaios in 1912-1932. Work was resumed in 1983 and is still in progress.
The most important monuments of the area are:
  Prehistoric buildings. Elliptical and rectangular buildings, Megaron A and Megaron B. The two latter are currently under study and their date and function remain problematic.
  Temple of Apollo Thermios: It is situated in the northeast part of the sanctuary. Two main architectural phases are distinguished: the Archaic building, with rich terracotta decoration, and a second structure, dated to the 3rd century B.C.
  East and West Stoas: They belong to an architectural type characteristic of northwest Greece. Platforms and stelae with honorary decrees were erected in front of the East Stoa .
  "Bouleuterion": Rectangular building with a colonnade (prostasis) on the north side. It was located in the southeast part of the precinct.
   Fountain: It was built to the north of the West Stoa, and was shaped as a rectangular cistern with a semicircular platform on the east side.

Archaeological Site of Thermo - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 26310 55652, 226310 25631, Fax: 26310 55653, Email:  
    36th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Mesolongi

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Visiting Information • Admission fee • Fixed hours • Organized archeological site
Ancient monuments • Stoas / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Walls / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Fountain / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Houses / Mycenaean palatial period, 1400-1200 BC • Bouleuterion / Classical period, 480-323 BC / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Temples / Geometric period, 1025-700 BC / Archaic period, 700-480 BC / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Tombs / Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324
Ancient sanctuary • Sanctuary of Apollo

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