Sights of Interest / Antiquity & Byzantium


According to Greek archaeologist Christos Tsountas, at the site of the village of Vafeio, about 300 meters north of Paliopyrgos hill, lies the ancient city of Faris. In 1888, a vaulted Mycenaean tomb was found, containing burial offerings. Among them were two golden cups decorated with relief scenes depicting the hunting of wild bulls. These are now on display at the National Archaeological Museum. The ancient city of Faris was mentioned by Homer and was one of the six cities that made up the archaic Hexapolis of Lakonia.

Source: ‘Idiomorfi’ Publications