It is one of the most important archaeological sites on the western edge of regional Unity Kavalas, dating back from the 7th b.c.. century and refers to Homer and later in Thucydides. The restoration of the Castle joined in an ambitious programme of the 6th antiquity Conservancy Kavalas, that is expected to change the overall picture of the monument, that for centuries dominated the top of the Hill of Brasidas in seaside settlement of NEA Peramos.
The Director of the Inspectorate of Antiquities Kavalas Stavroula Dadadi, statements of, indicated that the relevant contract with Professor Grigori Tsoka will be signed in March while the results of observation will occur near Easter. Referring to the work carried out on the monument, Ms. Dadaki underlined that progressing at a satisfactory pace, as it has done the West and North side of the Castle. "At the moment we are working on the East side and within the next month we will pass on the South side, in order to complete the restoration work of the fortification wall. Then, the remaining configuration tasks will be inside the Castle "noted the Director of the Inspectorate of Antiquities Kavalas.
Rehabilitation project with a budget in 1.800.000 Euro
The task of restoring Anaktoropolis has completed about five years schedule and its budget amounts to 1.800.000 Euro, While total employed for this purpose 14 people.
In the design of the archaeologists of the Inspectorate of Antiquities Kavalas projected to restored all dangerous parts of the fortification and formed a path, from the entrance of the Castle until a point.
Ambition of archaeologists is to complete tasks within the Anaktoropolis and created a cultural space outside the castle for hosting a variety of artistic and cultural events, Thus the needs that existed for open spaces from the local authorities and in this case the municipality of Pageos, Administrative and geographical boundaries of which owns the NEA Peramos.
Birthplace of the great Kastianeiras
The Byzantine Anaktaropolis succeeded the ancient city Kavala northeast of the Byzantine fortress, that Homer is referred to as the birthplace of the great Kastianeiras, woman of the King of Troy Priamoy, from the marriage which was born the Gargythiwn, whom the King murdered Archer Teikros, brother of Aias. the Acropolis of Oisymis was surrounded with walls made of local granite and rose to the top of temple dedicated, probably, to the worship of the goddess Athena. The existence of this Holy dates as early as the archaic years (8the-6th BC. αι.). The archaic temple was destroyed at the beginning of the 5th b.c.. century and in its place was built later that was retained as the 2nd b.c.. century. The remains of the walls and of the Temple of the city are divided up today.
In medieval times and in the low Hill northeast of Oisymis, developed a new town with the name Anaktaropolis.
The Anaktoropolis erected walls between the 1167 and 1170 from the Commander of the Byzantine fleet Grand Duke, Andronikos Kontostefano, as an inscription testifies that survives on the south wall. The fortress of Anaktoropolis apparently was a naval base, tasked with protecting the northern Aegean coast from pirates and marauders.
The site of the ancient Oisymis and later Byzantine Anaktoropolis connected inextricably with the name of the great General of ancient Sparta, of Brasidas, that acted during the Peloponnesian War and distinguished himself for his skills strategies. According to historical sources, in April 422 e.g., Athens and Sparta, the truce ended and next summer the Athenians were preparing to attack Amphipolis. The Brasidas realized their intentions immediately, and surprised them with sudden attack. The Athenians suffered debacle, but the Spartans were killed only seven people, one of them was Brasidas, who was buried at Amphipolis with values.
The site was killed by Brasidas is a verdant peninsula, adjacent to the ruins of ancient Oisymis, in which the inhabitants, the later years, they gave the name of the Spartan General: Brasidas ' peninsula '. So, they kept alive a bit of history of the Peloponnesian War that took place in northern Greece. Today, the "peninsula of Brasidas ' is marked as archaeological site, featuring unparalleled natural beauty and wonderful beaches.naftemporiki.gr