Ancient Megalopolis

Ancient Megalopolis

Ancient Megalopolis
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Henric1982
Megalopolis, Greece24 contributions
Jul 2019
An un revealed diamond at the center of Peloponnese. The capital of the Ancient Arcadia,is placed near to the modern city. Thersilion, Phillipion stoa and so others important buildings which are waiting visitors to be discovered once again. Unfortunately the museum is just started.
Written June 22, 2020
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,904 contributions
Jan 2020
Considering the importance of Ancient Megalopolis and its role in the Arcadian League one would expect the site to be cared for (at least). Such expectations proved to be too great. You get the feeling of neglect while driving up the alley leading to the site. There's nobody at the gates. It seems completely abandoned. Other than the famous theater, the rest of the site is off limits. The theater is barely excavated, only a few front rows. Not much to see though the site looks huge from the road.
Written February 19, 2020
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etinArcadiaEgo66
Northamptonshire, UK204 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Unattended, with an industrial wasteland nearby, it nevertheless deserves a detour if passing on the Kalamat - Tripoli - Corinth - Athens new highway. Nobody there so that spirit of place more easily achieved.
We enjoyed it and glad we went.
Written August 26, 2019
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geo k
Athens, Greece93 contributions
Jan 2019
although unattended, not really serious about it, the ols city stands impressively up with a industrial allure around it to create a great dramatic effect.
Written February 12, 2019
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DalesM921
Iowa City, IA354 contributions
Nov 2016 • Business
The ancient city of Megalopolis is known for its theater which was thought to seat 20,000 spectators making it one of the largest during its time. Still there today in addition to the theater are remains of a Temple to Zeus, an Agora, and a commerce building. There isn't anything restored to the point of being a remarkable "wow" structure.
Written April 12, 2017
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ELear
Ancona, Italy3,163 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
While there isn't nearly as much to see here as at, say, Delphi or Olympia, ancient Megalopoli is worth a visit for two reasons: what it used to be, and what it stood for. It was once, briefly, a large city, with possibly the biggest theatre in the Greek world, and in the sense that it was founded as a place of resistance for people previously subject to Spartan tyranny, it stands for freedom. The ruins are a kilometre or two outside modern Megalopoli, on the left of the road to Dimitsana, Stemnitsa and Karytaina. When we went entrance was free, but it may not always be like that. For up-to-date information, ask Megalopolis archaeological museum (2791023275).

Excavations are ongoing. The main things to be seen so far on the site are several rows of the once-huge theatre and many columns of the city meeting place, which must also have been enormous.

Ignoring the desolate landscape on the other side of the road, after seeing the ruins head back into modern Megalopoli and have an ice-cream in its pleasant, blessedly untouristy platea. The museum is only a street away, but unfortunately we were there at lunchtime and it was closed.
Written April 21, 2016
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