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Ancient Vura, Egio

Ancient Vura, Egio

Lying over modern Egio (or Aegio) is Vura, which flourished after Eliki was destroyed. It was initially established by the Pelasgians who were followed by the Ionians. In 146 AD it fell under the Roman empire. Eventually the Byzantines, Franks Venetians and Ottomans all passed through. Not much remains form antiquity, but there are a couple of structures from the 4th and 5th century BC near the water tank and a cemetery from the Classical era, and Mycenaean tombs. Remains from an ancient theatre, some walls, temples and statues are also evident. The church of Agia Triada was built on remains of a temple, probably dedicated to the goddess Earth. Interestingly, a plane tree by the coast seems to be the same one Pausanias talked about in his travels.

 

 

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Aigio 251 00, Greece

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