founded in 371 B. C., after the cohabitation of different Arcadic hamlets with
the aid of the Theban general Epameinondas. The town declined during the Late
Roman period, while during the Middle Ages its inhabitants dispersed to nearby
Excavations were conducted for the first time at the end of last
century by the British Archaeological School at Athens. At that time they revealed
the theatre , the Thersileion Bouleuterion and remains of the ancient Agora.
In 1990 Profs. Lanter and Spyropoulos started new excavations at the ancient
Agora. Special studies are already ready and restoration work is going to start
at the area of the Ancient theatre.
The most important monuments of the site are:
of the 4th century B.C.
The ancient Agora that includes the following excavated monuments: Temple
of Zeus Soteros, Philippeian Stoa and part of Myropolidos Stoa.
Remains of the walls.
The Thersileion Bouleuterion.