Yeronisos, or ”Holy Island”, Lies off the Coast of Agios Georgios Pegeias

21/01/2019

Yeronisos, or ”Holy Island”, lies off the coast of Agios Georgios Pegeias. Excavations undertaken by Joan Conelly and her team from New York University have established three major periods of activity on Yeronisos. These periods extend from the Chalcolithic ritual findings, advance to the Hellenistic sanctuary of Apollo and conclude to an Early Byzantine church. Yeronisos has long been a favourite destination for pilgrims.

In her speech, Professor Joan Bretton Konelly presented archaeological evidence for the Sanctuary of Apollo’s temple, dining rooms, dormitory facilities and dancing platform, as well as data about the young boys who seem to have been involved in rituals. It also presented new findings on the Early Byzantine Church and the communal unit.

 

Photos by Alexandros Kokkinos


 

 


 

LEPTOS ESTATES KEY PROJECTS

View All Projects

Adonis Beach Villas

A state-of-the-art seafront project, Adonis Beach Villas will take your breath away from the moment you enter. Set in one of the most desirable locations in Chloraka, ...


Coral Seas Villas

Located on the coastline and in the pristine, sought-after area of Coral Bay, PaFos, Leptos Estates’ five-star, and award-winning Coral Seas Villas is a show-sto...


Kamares Village

Leptos Estates has created one of the most exclusive developments in Cyprus that is amongst the most distinctive in the Eastern Mediterranean, Leptos Kamares Village. Thi...

Limassol Del Mar

An excellent seafront development, in ultra-desirable coastal Limassol, Cyprus, with unobstructed sea views from all apartments. This landmark development consists of ...