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DimitsanaSights: Ancient Gortyna

The archaeological site

 

of Ancient Gortyna

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The archaeological site of Ancient Gortyna lies next to the river Lousios, on a breathtaking location. Ancient Gortys used to be a significant city of Arkadia and her ruins are still drawing in many visitors who admire the site in combination with the landscapes natural beauty and peace. All the archeological finds from the area are dated back to the centuries between the Geometric and Byzantine period and show that there was great cultural activity, mainly during the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The city was destroyed in the 2nd century AC.

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