De onbekende Akropolis van de Peloponnesos

Once upon a time there was dominative king who was living in a big city on a hill with his beautiful son …Once upon a time there was dominative king who was living in a big city on a hill with his beautiful son …Once upon a time there was dominative king who was living in a big city on a hill with his beautiful son …Once upon a time there was dominative king who was living in a big city on a hill with his beautiful son …

Mythology

… The name of the king of the castle was Trikardos (=the one who has three hearts). His son, a very handsome young man, had the name Aniliagos (=the one who can’t face the sun), because he should never face the sunlight.

Αnialiagos was in love with Kyra-Rini, who lived in another tower and he visited her every night. However, he always bid her farewell before dawn.
Kyra-Rini was jealous because she thought that her beloved was going back to another woman and so she decided to trick him. So she slaughtered all the roosters of the castle and Aniliagos did not understand the coming of the day. On his return to his castle he faced the sun and was lost forever …

shipyard Oiniades
oiniades 01

Nowadays

there is only a unique archaeological site, the existence of which practically only the locals know. You’ll find it 59 kilometers from Patras and it is well preserved. Its name is Oiniades and is related to its famous wine. Also the whole area is full of wild vines. In the past it was an important port because of its strategic location. Today it is an easy destination for those who want a short trip. And of course there is much for a visitor to see …

The well-kept walls are impressive. At the top of the hill is the Acropolis with a separate defending wall.

In addition to the walls, impressive is also the ancient theatre. This is a theatre for 5.500 spectators carved into the rock of the slope. In some of its seats you can see inscriptions.

The shipyard we can see at Oimiades is one of the most imposing of antiquity. It was in full operation for over 1500 years and  it has been recognized as the oldest in the world. Here the ships were recovered, repaired, and remained for a few months in winter.
It is about 41 m x 47 m and almost entirely carved vertically into the natural rock.

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