Fortification of Ancient Lilaia
Last Update: Dec 2016
Fortification of Ancient Lilaia - Overview
The walls of the ancient Phokean city of Lilaia (which was included
in the "Catalogue of ships" of the Iliad) were probably built in the years following
the reign of Philip of Macedonia, during the reconstruction of all the Phokian
acropoles. The ruins of an earlier defensive wall are preserved on the top of
the acropolis hill. This might have been the fortification of Lilaia before the
city was destroyed by Philip. Several parts of the enceinte were remodelled and
additions were made during the period of the Frankish occupation (13th-14th centuries
The only monument on the site is the fortification wall of the lower
city of Lilaia, dated to the end of the 4th century B.C. The wall is built in
trapezoidal masonry and is reinforced with rectangular towers at intervals.
Fortification of Ancient Lilaia - Map
Executives & Departments
- Archaeological service:, Tel.: 22650 82313, 82346, Fax: 22650 82966, Email:
Fokida Ephorate of Antiquities, Archaeological Museum of Delphi, 330 54 Delphi
Principals / HQ / participations...
- As a monument is administered by:
Activities / facilities / services / specialization
Art & culture
|Ancient city ||• Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC |
|Ancient monuments ||• Walls / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC ||
Copyright 1999-2019 International Publications Ltd.