ASCLEPIEION OF PEPARETHOS
Asclepieion of Skopelos (old Peparethos). Among the important sanctuaries of the town of Peparithos is its Asclepieion, is located on the south-east side of the gulf of Skopelos, at the area “Livadi - Ampeliki” (opossite Skopelos Chora), which was identified due to the finding of an inscribed oblation base, dedicated to Asclepius .
In 1961 for the first time revealed walls of ancient buildings in the area, but within a few years were destroyed by the sea .
Most recent excavations in the same location revealed extensive building complex , whose position and the various artefacts, between which and a seal with the inscription ASKL in shell , suggests that this was a sanctuary of Asclepius .
Asklipieio Skopelos considered the oldest in the Aegean .
Archaeologists have uncovered so far amphorae , red-figure Attic vases , fragments of statues and terracotta figurines and coins dating to the shrine of the 4th century . to the
Hellenistic period .
Based on these findings , it appears that attached shrines and other gods with time in the main sanctuary .
The archaeological site of Asklepios recently created a building where are exposed a small number of findings for visitors
April 1 - Sep 31
Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00
Skopelos Chora, Old Port