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Archaeological Site of Arcadic Orchomenos

Last Update: Sep 2009
Archaeological site ORCHOMENOS , LEVIDI , GREECE

Archaeological Site of Arcadic Orchomenos - Overview

  The prehistoric Arcadic Orchomenos was founded at the foot of the Acropolis, while during historic times Orchomenos was founded on the mountain where its most important monuments (Agora, Theatre, etc) are also situated. At the plain they have been identified artificial constructions for drainage and for the redirection of rivers during prehistoric and later times (earthern bank of Kaphyates).
  At the beginning of the century, the French Archaeological School at Athens under the direction of Mendel and others, excavated the monuments of historic Orchomenos. During the last fifteen years the director of the Ephorate, Theodoros Spyropoulos investigated and excavated the prehistoric tumuli and settlement and the prehistoric drainage systems at the plain of Orchomenos.

  The most important monuments of the site are:
The ancient theatre of Early Hellenistic date (4th/3d century B.C.).
•The ancient Agora.
•The Bouleuterion
•The walls.
•The hekatompedon temple of Mesopolitidos Artemis
•The prehistoric tumulus Bridge of Archaic date Prehistoric settlement on the site "Katalymata" and prehistoric drainage systems.
•Mycenaean settlement and ancient sanctuary on the site "Mytikas" , Palaiopyrgos. Ancient sanctuary and early Christian Basilica situated between Orchomenos and Palaiopyrgos Mantineias.

Archaeological Site of Arcadic Orchomenos - Map

Executives & Departments

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

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Visiting Information • Free admission • Non-organized archeological site • Site always open
Ancient city • Classical period, 480-323 BC • Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC
Ancient monuments • Walls / Classical period, 480-323 BC / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Theatre / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Temples / Archaic period, 700-480 BC • Bridge
Ancient agora  
Ancient sanctuary • Sanctuary of Artemis

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