Hellenistic Gymnasion, Roman Baths, and Late Roman Basilica, Pythagorio

This impressive site is situated about 500 meter walk toward south west from Pithagorio (free entrance).

Roman Bath, Pythagorio

Roman Bath, Pythagorio

In the Hellenistic period, a huge gymnasion was constructed at this site. Later in the Roman period, the eastern part of the gymnasion was converted into the public baths. Unfortunately, I cannot tell exactly which parts correspond to which period.

Roman Bath, Pythagorio

Roman Bath, Pythagorio

This is floor mosaics, probably of the Roman period. Two naked youths (of the right man only a leg was left) are engaging wrestling.

Floor Mosaic of Roman Perio

Floor Mosaic of Roman Perio

In Late Antiquity, a Christian church was constructed (below). A white table-like stone that you can see at the centre of the photo is baptismal fountain.

Late Antique Basilica

Late Antique Basilica

Baptismal Fountain

Baptismal Fountain

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