Alyki

Alyki

This area today is known as Alyki a name which is in use for this region since the late Byzantine period. But the region was also known during ancient times, and that was due to the exportation of its excellent quality marble.

Today, there is a different type of economic growth for Alyki. The unique landscape, which is made up from the incomparably beautiful sandy, rocky and pebbly beaches, the olive and the pine trees which are reaching the seafront while they are passing through the white marble of the subsoil, as well as the crystal clear turquoise waters of both bays, are great attractions which contribute to the increase of the visits in the area. At the same time, the stone huts of the local fishermen and olive growers, are serving today visitors as places of hospitality and catering.

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Sights

Entrance to Alyki from the port

Entrance to Alyki from the port This is how the peninsula of Alyki looks like when you are looking ...

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Initial position on the way from Limenaria

Initial position on the way from Limenaria This is how the peninsula of Alyki looks like when you a...

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Entrance of the Archaeological Site

Entrance of the Archaeological Site Since ancient times and towards the south of the ancient city o...

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Roman Sarcophagus

Roman Sarcophagus The Roman Sarcophagus, as it is exhibited at the archaeological site of Alyki. He...

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The ancient sanctuary (also called "The Sanctuary of Dioscouri")

The ancient sanctuary (also called "The Sanctuary of Dioscouri") Ruins of two buildings in the anc...

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Christian worshiping cave of Panagia

Christian worshiping cave of Panagia Two small cavities in the rock which are forming niches, are l...

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Worshiping cave of the ancient times

Worshiping cave of the ancient times On the south side of the south building of the ancient temple,...

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Early Christian basilicas

Early Christian basilicas Going up the hill, the visitor comes across the ruins of two early Christ...

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Northern Basilica. Ruins of an older one-room chapel

Northern Basilica. Ruins of an older one-room chapel It is easily distinguished that the Northern B...

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Group B Quarries

Group B Quarries According to French scholars, the quarries of Alyki are classified into three grou...

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Quarrying techniques during the Roman era

Group B Quarries. Unfinished column. At low levels of the quarry area, at various points of the qua...

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Quarry of Group B (east side)

Quarry of Group B (east side) Around the area, the detachments of various, marble bulks from the be...

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Quarry of Group A (Peninsula Interior)

Quarry of Group A (Peninsula Interior) A bypass of the central path leads the visitor to the interi...

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Quarry of Group A. Ancient carving on the rock depicting a ship

Quarry of group A. Lifting Techniques The exploitation of marble began during antiquity, in the cen...

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Quarry of Group A. Ancient carving on the rock depicting a ship

Quarry of Group A. Ancient carving on the rock depicting a ship ...

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Quarries of Group C

Quarries of Group C At the southern part of the peninsula there are the quarries of Group C, which ...

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Quarries of Group C

Quarries of Group C At the quarries of group C and at an altitude of about twenty meters from the s...

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Quarries of phase C. Crane attachment points

Quarries of phase C. Crane attachment points At another point and near the sea level we notice the ...

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Quarries. Position of Sign A

Quarries. Position of Sign A In two separate positions in the area, explanatory signs have been pla...

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Quarry of Group C. Quarrying Techniques

Quarry of Group C. Quarrying Techniques Today, due to the rise of sea level, the level of group C...

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Position of sign B. Quarry of Group C. Quarrying techniques, bindings, Counterweights, Cranes

Position of sign B. Quarry of Group C. Quarrying techniques, bindings, Counterweights, Cranes ...

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West Bay: bindings

West Bay: bindings At the beginning or at the end of the route around the peninsula, towards the we...

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