At Midea in the Argolid a Greek-Swedish project has been going on since 1983 under the direction of Katie Demakopoulou. Since 2000 Ann-Louise Schallin has been in charge of the Swedish side of the project.
Take part in this year’s online competition and win a free language course in Swedish, English, French, German, Polish, Czech or Italian!
To participate, visit the European Day of Languages’ online competition site. The winners will be announced at the European Day of Languages event held at Klafthmonos Square on 26 September.
Closing date for entries: Sunday 13 September 2015
The project aims to make available the information and material from all Swedish excavations in Greece from 1894 and onwards. By organizing and complementing the Institute’s archive, and by creating an online database comprising digitized excavation documentation and information about the archaeological material, it will be accessible to researchers.
Today Poros consists of two islands: Spheria, which is the modern town of Poros, and Kalaureia, the larger and less populated island. The archaeological site of Kalaureia lies on the island with the same name c. 6 km from Poros town, and can be approached by a winding road either from the town or from the village of Askeli on Kalaureia. The site is on a plateau between the hills of Aghios Elias and Vigla and has a commanding position c. 200 m above the sea level. To the north there is a visual connection with the peninsula of Methana and the islands of Angistri and Aigina, and to the south it is possible to catch glimpses of the sea against the background of the steep Peloponnesian coast. Beyond Aigina, Pireus and the coastline of Attica are visible on clear days.
The objectives of the program are: to investigate the relationship between the Sanctuary to Poseidon and the ancient city of Kalaureia; to study the interaction between the sanctuary and the city and their role in the Saronic Gulf and the wider world;…
The neighbouring villages Dendra and Midea are situated in the northern Argolid, c. six km east of the town of Argos. At Dendra there are remains of habitation from the Early Neolithic and from the Early Helladic periods…
Excavations at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia on Poros were recommenced in June 2015 under the direction of Arto Penttinen.
From 7–9 July 2015 the Swedish Institute at Athens, in collaboration with the British School at Athens, organized a three-day international conference titled