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"Paramithoupoli" (it means "city of fairy tales") is the name of this toy shop, ideal for children like me!
There is a trade's fair for some days at the end of July ( the celebration of Agia Paraskevi is on 26/7).
Written Oct 29, 2002
The site of the Municipality of Chalkis is
available in Greek. The English version is for years 'under update'... Although, there is a lot of interesting photos...
Updated Apr 4, 2011
The area of Avlida was inhabited as early as the Mycenean period (16th-12th centuries BC) but the homonymous city mentioned by Homer has been identified with Ghlyfa, a hill towards the north along the coast, near Chalkis. Habitation on the site continued in the Geometric period (10th-8th centuries BC) as is attested by an old building uncovered under the Classical temple of Artemis. The temple and the Sacred Spring were both constructed in the 5th century BC. During the Hellenistic period (330-30 BC) an anteroom was added to the temple, while a complex of workshops and a hostel were built to the south. During the Roman Imperial period (30BC - 330AD) the temple was repaired and the numerous votive offerings dated to this period suggest the flourishing of the cult. The sanctuary was destroyed during the invasion of the Goths of Alarichus in 396AD. The area over the temple was later occupied by bath installations (thermae).
Restricted excavations were conducted at the site in 1928, during the erection of the industry of the "Chalkis Cements", and later, in 1951-54. More systematic work was undertaken in 1956-1961, under the auspices of the Athens Archaeological Society. The findings are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Thivai.
Updated Apr 9, 2003