Limenoscope - Ancient Hellenic Ports
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Portocheli - Alieis


Main features
Region Peloponese  
Use Not defined  
Prosperity period (centuries) 5th B.C. - 4th B.C.  
Existence of contemporary port No  
Findings on site Yes  
General description
Technical features
Construction period (centuries) 4th B.C.  
Port configuration Artificial Harbour, Outer Harbour  
Port basin size m2 
Main wind direction NW
Port land area km2 
Port entrance  
Change of sea surface elevation 2 m 
Outer port structures Moles
Inner port structures Wharves  
Land facilities Defence Structures  
Construction method  
Neotectonic history  
Shore line displacement Silting  
Function and operations
References in ancient literature
  • Herodotus, The Histories VII 137
  • Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War VII 12.3-4, I 105.1; II 56.4, IV 45.2
  • Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library XI 78.1-2
  • Xenophon, Hellenica I 5.10
  • Pausanias, Description of GreeceΙΙ 36.1
  • Strabo, Geography VIII 6.11  
  • Related researches  
    Findings in museums  
    Other references  
    Protection regime  
    Author Theotokis Theodoulou  
    Editor Theotokis Theodoulou  
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