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KOUNOUPITSA ANCIENT TEMPLE

KOUNOUPITSA ANCIENT TEMPLE

At the northern edge of the Methana peninsula, near the village of Kounoupitsa, there are remains of a temple dating back most probably to the geometric period (900-700 BC). Columns formed out of volcanic rock and polygon-shaped blocks that form parts of walls are clearly visible, the latter in some cases forming walls that are around 1.5 meters in height. A walk up the hill with more ruins on the righthand side of the path will lead you to what was probably an ancient basin for pressing grapes to make wine. Several stones lying among the bushes along this path have holes chiseled within, implying their use as parts of an olive oil press or wine press.

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