Stories, mysteries, legends, and traditions… These accompany the various locations and cities of Greece. Places that have been more or less explored and ruins that suggest and reveal great events from antiquity. This is also the case with the ancient Greek city with the king who should not have been seen by the sun. An area unknown to many but impressing you with what it can do to you “narrate” through what is left there. The reason for Oiniades, an ancient city in Aitoloakarnania. It is the second ancient Greek city that impresses us so much. The first was of course The sunken ancient Greek city located just a few meters below the sea. A sunken secret that travels us back in time in a special way.
However, Oiniades and the archaeological site that now exists there are easier to access and definitely deserve to be on your list. At the first opportunity, he arranged a guided tour there…
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Oiniades: How is the unknown ancient Greek city today?
Oiniades, which is unknown to many, was an ancient city with an important history and strategic position. It is located in Aitoloakarnania and flourished especially until the Hellenistic years, while at that time it was the second most powerful city of Akarnana after Stratos.
Regarding its geographical position, in which its ruins are located today, the city of Oiniades was built on the north bank of the river Acheloos. It can be located less than five kilometers west of today’s village of Occupation. The niche in which it had been built only by chance was not. From that point on, both the entrance to the Gulf of Patras and the motorway of the sea between Acarnania and the islands of Lefkada, Ithaca, and Kefalonia were controlled. The fact that it was located near the mouth of the Acheloos was also important. This is because navigation developed and a port with commercial activity was created. Arriving there you can see what’s left of it and imagine what the city was like while it was alive.
An unknown ancient Greek city that experienced great economic and cultural prosperity. It had great potential, as was the case with other robust ancient Greek cities. An example of such a city is Ancient Kassope or otherwise the “Machu Picchu” of Ancient Greece as it is usually called.
The king who should not have been seen by the sun
The ancient Greek city of Oiniades is accompanied by a tradition about its king. A tradition full of events and people as was the case in the ancient city of Pella where we, at ExploringGreece.tv, made an equally impressive journey through history and culture. There, and specifically in the castle of the hill, lived a king named Trikardo. This king had a beautiful son. His son was named Aniliagos (without sun), because he should never have been seen by the Sun. When Aniliago became king, he met and fell in love with Kyra-Rini. She lived in her tower in the ancient city of Aetolia. It is said that every night he visited her but always left before dawn.
Mysteries and stories that will never come to light. Just like with the unknown ancient Greek city of Oikiades that no longer exists.
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