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• Elis - The city of the Olympics
• The Archaeological Museum of Olympia
• Museum of the Olympic Games


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• The Archaeological area of Eleusis
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                              ECHO PORTICO OR "HEPTAECHOS" (middle of the 4th cent. B.C)
Echo portico


Famous building for its acoustics, where the sound was repeated seven times.
It consisted of an outer doric colonnade and an inner ionic one.
It was also known as "Poikile" (Painted Portico) because of its interior fresco decoration.
In front of the portico was erected the monument of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and of Arsinoe
(284 - 246 B.C.).
Their gild statues once crowned the two Ionic columns of 10 m. hight.


Philippeion model                                                                                  Echo Portico model       




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