Temple of Ammon Zeus in Kallithea

Temple of Ammon Zeus in Kallithea

One of the most important temples are located in Halkidiki , is that of Ammon Zeus in Kallithea. According to archaeologists, during the second half of the 8th century BC was founded by colonists Euboeans city Afytis sanctuary of Dionysus was worshiped together with the Nymphs in the cavern beneath the rock, on the southwest side of the site .

The cult of the cave, where the faithful arrived with carved scale, continued in the following centuries, until the 2nd century AD In the northern part of the site was founded in the late 5th century. B.C. sanctuary of Egyptian god Ammon Zeus, and in the 4th century BC, was built next to the altar Doric temple pavilion, the roof of which is decorated terracotta roof tiles, textured and colored .

During the 1st-2nd century AD, the temple was reconstructed and hardware built on the south side of the narrow two modular structures ( bleachers ), while between them, up to the oldest altar, built another small altar. In this open space, sitting believers should be attending some events. The Roman phase of the church lasted until the reign of the successors of Constantine the Great, so be destroyed permanently.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday , 08:30 – 16:00 | Tuesday, Closed

 

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