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Destination type:

Archaeological site


Figaleia is an ancient site located in the southwestern part of Greece, near the villages of Figalia and Perivolia, in the beautiful valley of the river Neda,in the Peloponnese region.

Historical Significance: Ancient Figaleia was an important city in ancient Greece, known for its contributions to art, culture, and politics. The city reached its peak during the Archaic and Classical periods and was renowned for its sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Artemis.

Archeological Sites: The main attraction in Ancient Figaleia is the sanctuary of Artemis .The sanctuary features the remains of a Doric temple dedicated to Artemis, as well as other structures, such as altars and votive offerings. The site offers insight into ancient religious practices and architectural techniques.
The Temple of Athena and Zeus is part of the larger archaeological site of Ancient Figaleia. Although there isn't as much remaining of the Temple of Athena and Zeus compared to some other ancient Greek temples, archaeological evidence suggests that it followed the typical Doric architectural style of the period. Doric columns would have supported the structure, with a cella (inner chamber) housing statues or other religious artifacts.

Sightseeing: In addition to the sanctuary, visitors to Ancient Figaleia can explore the surrounding archaeological area, which includes remnants of city walls, public buildings, and residential areas. The site offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and nearby mountains.

Nearby Attractions: While in the region, visitors can combine their trip to Ancient Figaleia with visits to other nearby attractions, such as the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, the archaeological site of Olympia, and the traditional villages of the Peloponnese.

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