Pictures from the Archaeological Site of Gortys
Agioi Deka town near Gortys The Acropolis of Gortys is located north-west of the archaeological site and it offers a panoramic view to the fertile Messara plains in southern Crete The plane tree of Zeus and Europe in Gortys The building with the Great Inscription of Gortys The great Inscription with the law code of Gortys The building that houses the Great Inscription with the Law code of Gortys The Odeon of Gortys, a Roman theatre with a semicircular orchestra, paved with white and grey marble Another view of the Odeon of Gortys The carved stone stepped seats of the Odeon of Gortys Inside the archaeological site of Gortys you will see a few very old The church of Saint Titus in Gortys. Saint Titus was the first bishop of Crete The church of Saint Titus in Gortys The main altar and the Holy Table of the church of Saint Titus The Holy Table in the church of Saint Titus The left chapel of the church of Saint Titus is dedicated to “Panagia Kera”, Our Lady The altar of Panagia Kera (Our Lady) inside the church of Saint Titus in Gortys Marble columns lying on the floor in the church of Saint Titus in Gortys Sarcophagi in the atrium of the church of Saint Titus. They were probably used to inter clerics from the city of Gortys The church of Saint Titus in Gortys under the light of the fullmoon in August 2000 Brigid inside the chapel of Our Lady in the church of Saint Titus in Gortys Visitors lighting candles in the chapel of Our Lady in the church of Saint Titus in Gortys The plane tree of Gortys under the light of the full moonThe plane tree of Gortys under the light of the full moon The Odeon of Gortys photographed the night of August 16, 2000 Night photograph of the Odeon of Gortys Night photograph of the building which houses the Great Inscription with the laws of Gortys Part of the Great Inscription (Dodecadeltos) with the law code of Gortys The stage of the ancient Odeon theatre of Gortys photographed at night Enjoying the full moon at the Odeon of Gortys On the night of 16 August 2000, the Odeon of Gortys was again the scene of an informal but special musical event under the full moon. A marble column in the olive groves in the area of Gortys. Only a small part of the ancient city has been excavated until now and there is still a lot to be discovered in the future Ruins of the five-aisled Great Basilica of Gortys The Baptisterion of the great basilica of Gortys, where the people of Crete were baptised Christians The mosaics that decorated the floor of the Great Basilica of Gortys are now protected with a special green cover The Praetorium of Gortys served as the seat and the residence of the Praetor, the Roman governor of Crete and North Africa A well-preserved Roman altar which looks like a small temple in the Praetorium of Gortys Impressive decorative elements of the Praetorium in Gortys Corinthian column capitals with their distinctive acanthus-leaf decoration in the Praetorium in Gortys The ruins in the Praetorium impress the visitor with the wealth and the luxury they reveal, and they show clearly how important Gortys was in Roman Crete The headless statue of a Roman officer in the Praetorium of Gortys The altar of the temple of Apollo in Gortys Clay pipes brought clean, fresh water to the Praetorium of Gortys The mosaic floor of the Praetorium is still very well preserved in some buildings
The mosaic floor of the Praetorium is still very well preserved in some buildings
Photos of Gortys, Photos of the Odeon in Gortys, Photos of the plane tree in Gortys, Photos of the church of Saint Titus, Photos of the Great Inscription with the Law Code of Gortys, Photos of the Great Basilica, the temple of Apollo and the Praetorium of Gortys.
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