Tunnel of Eupalinos
Just 1.5 km from the hotel, one of the most important examples worldwide of the construction abilities of ancient Greek engineers can be found.
The Tunnel of Eupalinos is without doubt one of Greece’s most exciting archaeological destinations. This tunnel measuring some 1,036m inlength and with average dimensions of 1.80 x 1.80 m was carved with hammer and chisel from the hard limestone rock of the hill which dominates the picturesque village of Pythagorio, work having started at the same time on the northern and southern sides of the hill.
The Tunnel of Eupalinos is without doubt one of Greece's most exciting archaeological destinations.
Achieving a very precise routing through the ground, the great engineer of antiquity, Eupalinos, who came from Megara in Attica, began the project in 550 BC on the orders of Polycrates and completed it approximately 10 years later. This miracle of ancient Greek engineering has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.
You can visit it over 3 different lengths: 185m, 424m and 1,036m.
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