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Ancient Hyrtakina

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The town of Hyrtakina was constructed on the steep hill Kastri near the village Temenia, Selino province, and thrived during the Hellenistic Era (4th century BC – 1st century AD). Nowadays, vegetation has covered the majority of the ancient city.

Hyrtakina and Lissos established the Federation of Mounts in the 3rd century BC, a military and monetary union of the season, which also included Elyros, Pikilassos, and Tarra. These cities collectively confronted domestic and foreign policy for an extended period.

Archaeological work has uncovered remnants of the double wall, buildings, part of the road that led to Lissos, a sanctuary of Pan, and a necropolis with tombs carved into the walls, which have already been looted.


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