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Summary

Greek city on the Athos peninsula.

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Akanthos

Akanthos

Akanthos [Ierissos]

Byzantine church - ruins.

Akanthos

Akanthos necropolis.

Akanthos - Ericius

Temple

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Akanthos was founded by colonists from Andros in the Archaic period. In 490 and 480 the city supported the Persians of  Xerxes.

  1. Gustav Hirschfeld: sv. Akanthos 1. in: Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft (RE). Band I,1, Stuttgart 1893
  2. S. G. Miller: Akanthos. Chalkidike, Greece. In: Richard Stillwell u. a. (eds.): The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ 1976
  3. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifact?object=Site&name=Akanthos&redirect=true