ARCHEOLOGICAL POINTS OF INTEREST
Kontopigado was called the wider area around the hill, the top of which was located approximately in the western stream of Vouliagmeni Avenue. The rescue excavation of the Archaeological Service (1986-2000) of the plots (owned by Brothers Stavropoulou, ATLANTIC S.A. and O.A.E.D.) brought to light two residential complexes dating back to the Mycenaean Period and proto-Hellenic residences.
MYCENAIC LABORATORY INSTALLATION (ALIMOU MEASURE)
During the excavation, Mr. Kaza, these are the remains of a Mycenaean-era flax processing laboratory. The antiquities were revealed in 2006-2007 as part of work to extend line 2 of the Attica Metro from Agios Dimitrios station to Ellinikos. In the classical years in the field there was a textile dye shop
PALAIOCHRISTIAN KINGDOM (SOURCE ZOODOCH PROVISION)
The remains of Vasiliki were found in 1959 as part of the construction of the parish church of Zoodochos Pigi on a plot granted by I. Geroulanos. Archaeologist Pavlos Lazaridis in an article in the Archaeological Bulletin describes the basilica as a “cemetery” and places it in time between the early Christian and proto-Byzantine eras
ARCHIVAL THEATRE OF EYONYMOS
The ancient theatre was unveiled in November 1973 as part of the expansion work of the adjacent garment manufacturing industry owned by “Rokana Bros”. Later the excavations were extended to the neighbouring plot. The ancient theatre is oriented B – N with its hollow facing N. An important element is the rectangular shape of the orchestra and the stage structure that is considered the oldest building that has been preserved in Attica. The capacity of the theatre is estimated at 2500 spectators. The theatre had a short lifespan. It was abandoned in the 3rd century BC because of the inadequacy of its position, as it was often flooded in antiquity as it is today.
Next to the stream, within the estate of Trachon or Geroulanos, is the church that is now known as the Church of the Assumptions of the Virgin Mary. It is a free cross-type temple with a dome. The antennae show disparities as the west is longer than the north and south while the position of the east is directly occupied by the semi-circular arch of the sanctuary. The dome has a cylindrical drum and is surrounded by a simple serrated tape. At later stage, a splint was added to the west side of the cross on either side of which two chapels were formed. According to scholars, the church dates from between the 15th and 17th centuries A.D. and the initial phase of its construction may be timed in the 11th century.
The area where now the settlement of Trachones extends during antiquity belonged to the municipality of Euonymos, Euonymos. It is a rich and crowded municipality as shown by the representation in the House of 10 Members of parliament from the data we draw from archaeological research. In addition to the ancient theatre that led to the identification of the municipality, houses, roads, cemeteries elements that make up the Attica Municipality have been revealed.
LOFOS AGIAS ANNAS
This hill is a declared archaeological site and a common green area of the Municipality of Alimos. The excavation carried out for the first time in 1929 by W. Wrede and the German archaeological school revealed the famous institution of Alimoun, the ruins of which unfortunately disappeared about a decade later, in the years of the Second World War when the German conquerors used the ancient building material to construct there their own building works. During the same period, the early Christian Basilica, which was built in the sacred place held by the homonymous ancient institution, was destroyed.
In the area around of the hill the rescue excavations of the antiquities authority in the context of the construction of buildings revealed the ancient theatre of Alimountos, houses, streets and cemeteries of the ancient municipality.
”Archaeological walks in Alimos”
Walk to Alimos and discover the antiquities of the city, using the guide published by the Municipality of Alimos entitled “Archaeological walks in Alimos” (32 pages).