This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Karyes - Arahova

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

No neighbouring locations available

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

Location type: Village
Number of texts: 1
4 stars
Made by DromosReference
Made by Dromos

Karyes had the famous temple of Artemis, godess of the hunt. The town chose the side of Persia during the war between Greece and Persia in the 5th century B.C. After the victory over Persia in Marathon, the Greeks took revenge against Karyes. They killed all the men and sold the women as slaves. Later on, Greek architects used the women of Karyes as decorative supports symbolising the slavery. Since the 4th century B.C., these were names Caryatids. The most famous example is the Erechtheion on the Acropolis of Athens.

Linked characteristics: Did you know...
Linked themes: Architecture, History

Classify this POI
Link to route
Add this POI to your routes nearby


Add comment

Sponsored links