Sanctuary of Zeus Ammon

The Sanctuary of Zeus Ammon and Dionysus

The Sanctuary of Zeus Ammon is one of Halkidiki’s most prominent temples.

The Dionysus Sanctuary was created in the second half of the eighth century B.C. by Euboean, who resided in Afitis, and was worshipped with the Nymphs in the cave beneath the rock on the site’s southwest side.

The Egyptian deity Zeus Ammon’s sanctuary was erected on a tiny plateau on the site’s northern side.

An altar was built in the late 5th century B.C., but a Doric temple with stone entablature (superstructure) was built adjacent to it in the second half of the 4th century.

It was replaced with a marble one in the late third or early second century, and the roof was adorned with embossed and colored clay tiles.

Based on the architectural pieces that have been discovered, it is feasible to restore its design.

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