Founded by the Andrian colonists, west of the estuary of the Styrmon
River in the Archaic period (654 BC), it appears active until the Hellenistic
times after which it declined due to the great radiance of neighbouring Amphipolis.
The excavations of the recent years uncovered parts of a defensive enceinte, private
houses, public buildings and roads of the Archaic and Hellenistic city remarkably
well preserved. Two important tombs of Macedonian type have also been brought
to light, as well as clusters of rectangular tombs of the Classical and Hellenistic
This text (extract) is cited August 2003 from the Prefecture
of Serres tourist pamphlet.