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Archaeological Site of Glyfa

Last Update: Jul 2012


Archaeological site GLYFA , FTHIOTIDA , GREECE
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0800-1500
01Nov - 31May Mon-Sun, 0830-1500

Archaeological Site of Glyfa - Overview

   Phanos. Two earthen tumuli of the Middle Helladic (2000 - 1600 B.C.) - Late Helladic (1600 - 1100 B.C.) period supported in their circumference by a stone socle covered burials in pits and cist graves covered by slabs. The group is unique in Phthiotis and marks the road the burial habit for using tumuli entered Thesaly via South Greece during the Late Helladic period.
   Clandestine digging was the motive for excavations in 1986. The Classical cemetry comprising 80 tombs was excavated and buried in 1990. Two Mycenaean tumuli nearby are visible. A part of them is being excavated. Cists tombs have been restored and the tumuli have been cleaned.
   Kastro. The ruins of a 4th century BC fortification wall are identified with the ancient city of Andron. The caves on the northeast slopes of the hill are associated to the cult of the goddess Demeter.

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 22310 29992, 22310 46106, Fax: 22310 46106
    14th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Lamia

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Visiting Information • Site always open
Ancient Cave • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324
Cemetery • Middle Helladic period, 2000-1600 BC • Classical period, 480-323 BC • Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324
Ancient monuments • Walls / Classical period, 480-323 BC / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Tombs / Middle Helladic period, 2000-1600 BC

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