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The ancient settlement of Elina


Ruins of the walls of Elina


Elina, the west side and the port

At Karavostasi of Perdika there is the archaeological site of Dimokastro. It is on a hill where three walls surrounded an area of 220.000 s.m. of the ancient settlement of Elina. The east side of the walls dates back to the 4th century B.C., while the west one dates back to the 3rd century B.C.. Among the ruins there are concrete building stones, arcades and drainage pipeline.

Under the hill on the coast, you can distinguish the ruins of the wall under the water.

At the north side of the settlement, at a distance of 600 metres, there are the ruins of a temple of the 4th century B.C.

The location connects with the ancient town of Elina, which during the period of its development had 6.000 habitants. ΑThe ancient town of Elina is mentioned on an ancient sign that was found in the archaelogical site of Dodoni.

At the centre of the settlement, it was found a big building (probably a significant public buliding). At the same space there were found significant findings (coins, potteries, mask of gods made of copper, etc.).