The most important feature of the area is the ancient city of Paleros,
which was situated on the Northwest part of the peninsula in todays Kechropoula
and constituted a nuclear cell to rest of the buildings, which were in the peninsula
and on opposite land. The city is considered to have existed during Mycenean period,
taking as a proof parts of the citys walls which date back to 2000 B.C.
The construction of the walls interchanges between the square-shaped and the polygonal
system and as a whole is of different chronical periods.
The citadel on the eastern part of the yard is separated by a partition
and is considered that near its Southwest gate there is the most ancient
part of the wall which is of the Mycenean period.
The port of ancient Paleros was situated in the region of todays
Pogonia in the Southwestern
part of the peninsula, where ruins of harbour facilities have been located in
the eastern part of the village at a distance of 2-3 km from the ancient Paleros.
There was also an ancient sanctuary at place "Profitis Ilias"
which consisted of a temple and a pavilion with pillars in perimetric order that
dates back to 5th or 6th century B.C.
This text (extract) is cited August 2003 from the Municipality
of Kekropia tourist pamphlet.
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