A temple from geometric times?

  • The ancient building at Kounoupitsa
    The remains of a temple or mansion from the geometrical period.

    A mysterious building from before 700 BC. at the village of Kounoupitsa ...

An ancient temple at Kounoupitsa?

The polygonal wall of the geometric temple or a government building near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr
The polygonal wall of the geometric temple or a government building near Kounoupitsa. (c) Tobias Schorr

In a valley near Kounoupitsa you can discover the remains of a temple (?), Which probably dates from the geometrical period. The polygonal masonry still stands up to approx. 1.7 m and in the area you can still find columns made of local volcanic rock.

Unfortunately, there have never been any systematic excavations here and this place should also be under strict protection. Surely one archaeologist will make interesting finds in the area and directly near the walls....

Also - if you go uphill - there are leftovers to the right of the path. At first glance, it could be a so-called "patitiri", a basin for a wine press.

Directly along the way there is a typical perforated stone in the bushes with several chiseled holes, which may have served as resistance axis  for a wine or olive press.

The building could also be a stately home? In any case, it was not a "primitive" farm building.

My opinion:
I don't think the building is just a manor. I think the preserved stone pillars are more like parts of a temple.


Photos

Remnant of an ancient column (c) Tobias Schorr
Remnant of an ancient column (c) Tobias Schorr
Remnant of ancient columns (c) Tobias Schorr
Remnant of ancient columns (c) Tobias Schorr
Antique wine press? (c) Tobias Schorr
Antique wine press? (c) Tobias Schorr
Remains of ancient columns (c) Tobias Schorr
Remains of ancient columns (c) Tobias Schorr
Antique perforated stone, as it exists in several places on Methana ... (c) Tobias Schorr
Antique perforated stone, as it exists in several places on Methana ... (c) Tobias Schorr
Remains of ancient columns (c) Tobias Schorr
Remains of ancient columns (c) Tobias Schorr