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Amphiaraion Archaeological Site

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pantg wrote a review Oct 2018
Oropos, Greece92 contributions20 helpful votes
Amfiareon is one of the hidden treasure of NorthEastern Attica that you have to visit when you will find yourself in the area. The theather is a small gem. The place if filled with history and you can even feel the strong energy oozing all around you.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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REDMAN wrote a review Aug 2018
Egaleo, Greece3,647 contributions28,452 helpful votes
It's an experience about the history and how people lived inside an idyllic natural environment, without all the stress that we have in the modern society.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Archaeobuff wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia1,669 contributions406 helpful votes
I arrived at Amphiareion of Oropus and was not surprised to find I was the only person on site. This obscure site is very picturesque, being next to a little stream and has some marvellous remains. But like so many of these sites the setting is just so relaxing and evokes the sense of the ancient past so well. It is in the mountains near the sea. It is dedicated to Amphiaraus a hero warrior who died and became one of the Gods like Heracles. The site was associated with healing and clairvoyance as he was taught by the oracular God Apollo. It had a little theatre that I found captivating just when I thought I was theatred out. This one was different.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Vladislav B wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia95 contributions32 helpful votes
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The whole site is in the middle of a pine forest, the smells are wonderful and it is peaceful and relaxing. There were no other tourists. The area is largely shaded, but sun hat and good shoes are recommended. There are public toilets and a vending machine with drinks, but as a precaution take your own water. This site was a sanctuary of the Amphiareos, a hero known for his ability to predict future and heal based on the content of dreams. It was built in 5th century BC and was in constant use well into Roman times. It was built on the sides of a winter stream, with extensive earthworks to create flat area for the temple, the stoa and the theatre. One can visit areas on both sides of the gully. The huge retaining wall was reinforced in modern times, because the original lost some of its structural integrity after 2500 years. Most artefacts found on site are in various museums around the world, some in Greece. A very interesting and significant structure is the klepsydra, outflow type water clock (literal translation – water thief), one of the best preserved in the world. You can inspect it, walk down the steps to the water outlet still plugged in with a bronze plug (which looks very old, but maybe it is a recent copy). Because the site was in use for such a long time the statues of Greeks were eventually replaced by the statues of Romans and the original inscriptions erased and replaced to match the statues. Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar, had his statue there.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Mixalhs20 wrote a review Jun 2017
Berlin, Germany340 contributions236 helpful votes
A quiet place within a forest. You get an idea why this location was chosen for the sanctuary and why it flourished for centuries from classical Greek to Roman times. The information in situ was helpful, but could have been a bit more detailed.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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