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Sanctuary of Alea Athena

Last Update: Nov 2013
Archaeological site, Cultural heritage ALEA , ARCADIA , GREECE
22012 ALEA , ARCADIA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 2710 556540
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31May Mon-Sun, 0800-1500
01Nov - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0830-1500

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Sanctuary of Alea Athena - Overview

  In its current form, the sanctuary of Alea Athena, and especially its temple is dated to the first half of the 4th century BC and it was executed by the famous Parian sculptor and architect, Skopas. The temple was the largest in Peloponnese after the the one of Olympian Zeus in Olympia. Under the temple, were found remains of an earlier building, probably also a temple, which is dated to the Archaic period.
  The excavations on the site were begun at the end of the last century and continued with intervals until 1930. They were firstly conducted by the German Archaeological Institute at Athens and afterwards by the French Archaeological School at Athens. At that time, the temple of Alea Athena and remains of an Early Christian Basilica were uncovered. The excavation that started again in 1990, at the area of the temple and its surrounding buildings are conducted by the Norwegian Archaeological Institute and the 5th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.   The most important monument of the site is the temple of Alea Athena and some of its additional buildings.

Sanctuary of Alea Athena - Map

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  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 2710 225243, Fax: 2710 242227, Email:  
    39th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Tripoli

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Visiting Information • Admission fee • Fixed hours • Organized archeological site
Ancient monuments • Temples / Archaic period, 700-480 BC / Classical period, 480-323 BC
Ancient sanctuary • Sanctuary of Athena

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