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Akanthos 


Akanthos

The most important ancient city-harbor of NE Chalkidiki, colony of Andrions. It was founded in the middle of the 7th century B.C. with the assignment of a prehistoric settlement. The city is extended in a coastal hill of 600m. about southeasterward from the current Ierissos and it is being digged up by JST' E.P.K.A. In this area there are preserved parts of the walls, and among them there is an impressive part perhaps of the citadel, as well as scattered architectural members and buildings from the classic and mainly hellenistic years. Its extensive cemetery possesses the beach area of Ierissos and is used from the ancient (7th, 6th century B.C.) till the latest years (17th century.), and it numbers around 9.000 graves.

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