Agion Oros map
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:32 PM
I have a map of Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and it shows a city called Acanthus on the peninsula of Mt. Athos. It places the city roughly near Iviron or Stavronikita. Is anyone aware of ancient ruins on Mt. Athos?
Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:15 PM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:29 AM
Evidently Acanthus/Akanthos became known by the name Ierissos at some point in its history, and was rebuilt somewhat northwest of its original location after it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1932. Modern maps show Ierissos as being northwest of Ouranoupoli by about 15 miles. But it does appear to have been continually populated since antiquity.
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