These ruins of Hellenistic and Roman villa is situated on the western hill of Pithagorio, near the church of Metamorphosis and the castle of Logothetis.
The villa was first constructed in the second century BCE, and renovated during the imperial period.
The remains of the villa is not much, only the foundations and some columns. Some of the features, however, remind us how gorgeous it was.
In late antiquity (fifth century), one part of the villa was converted in to a Christian basilica and a small chapel, as you see in this photo.
The photo below shows a relief with Christian symbols.
At the centre is the Chi-Rho sign (a kind of cross made of two Greek alphabets, x (chi) and r (rho), two first letters of Christ), and in the same circle, alpha and omega, representing the beginning and the end, and on two sides there are two doves.
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