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Ancient Agora (market)
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It is a trademark of the city, and has been the centre of action for centuries (700 BC-400 AD), with its ancient “Odeon” (a building for musical competitions), the “Palaestra” (ancient Greek wrestling school), the “Bouleuterion” (ancient Parliament), the temples ...


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Ancient Theatre
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It is situated southwest of the Larissa Acropolis and was built by Polykleitos in the late 5th cent. BC. It is a big architectural accomplishment, since it is one third carved into the rock. In its prime it could seat ...


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Archaeological Museum of Argos
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The oldest part of the Archaeological Museum of Argos consists of Kallergeio. It is a neoclassical preached Kapodistrias building built in 1830 as the residence of the family of General Dimitris Kallergis. For a time used as the Palace of Government ...


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Church of Panagia Katakekrimmeni
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Nestling in a forest on the hill of Larissa, where once stood a temple of Hera Akraia, the Church played its part in the events of the pro-revolutionary and revolutionary period. The most important among the holy relics are a ...


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Church of the Assumption of Mary
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Dating back to the 12th century, it is the oldest Byzantine monument of the city. The relics of St Peter were kept in the church up to 1421 and it is here that the revolutionists participating in the Fourth and ...


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Church of Timios Prodromos
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The pure Greek-orthodox physiognomy of the city’s modern history is apparent in the Church of Timios Prodromos, constructed in the 1820s. It was in this church yard that the First National Assembly began its sittings, which were concluded in Epidauros. ...


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Folklore museum in Kefalari
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The Folklore Museum Kefalari consists of 3 parts the water museum, folk art and culture and natural history. The founders main objective is to make people, especially the new generation aware of our country, culture and history. Therefore, admission is ...


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Larissa Acropolis (the old acropolis of Argos)
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It is situated west of Argos and tradition has it that it took its name after the daughter of Pelasgos, Larissa. It was constructed in the 6th century BC and it is there that the foundations of the temple ...


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Neoclassic buildings
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The Archaeological Museum houses a great number of archaeological treasures of the pro-Mycenaean era, and is itself an important building, the renowned “Kallergi” mansion, part of the historic heritage of the city, restored by the French Archaeological School. Inside the ...


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Nymfaeum of Larisa
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It is situated on the foot of the hill of Larissa, with a monumental fountain, which was constructed in the mid 2nd cen. AD, and was the starting point for the city’s aqueduct. The place has been considered as ...


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Saint Constantine Church
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An important temple of the 16th century. The city must have used the location where it stands for worship ever since the ancient times. There is a citation about the existence of a temple of Aphrodite Nikiforos (Victorious Aphrodite) on ...


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Saint Peter Bishop Square of Argos
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The much frequented square of the local patron saint, with its magnificent church, is an embellishment for the city centre. Erected in 1859, the church is ornamented with exquisite religious paintings (hagiographies), with the figure of Christ Pantocrator dominant on ...


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The Aspida Acropolis
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It is situated on the Hill of Aspida or of Phoroneus (as some call it). You may climb on the hill from the eastern part of the city. It took its name after its shield shape (gr. aspida). It ...


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