The Site at Isthmia

Greek printIsthmia in antiquity was a large Panhellenic sanctuary dedicated primarily to the worship of Poseidon. As a Panhellenic site, its games attracted visitors from across the Greek world every two years. The complexity of the site's history has been corroborated over the past half century through the near-continual fieldwork at the site, beginning in the 1950s.  

Within this section of the web site, you can learn more about these areas of the archaeological site at Isthmia:

The Sanctuary to Poseidon - A general description of the sanctuary and its relevance in antiquity can be found in this section of the web site.

Features of the Upper Sanctuary - This section covers features such as the temples to Poseidon and Palaimon, the stadia, and the theatre.

The Roman Bath - The excavation of the Roman Bath has been a central project at Isthmia for many years. Follow this link for more information...

The Greek Pool -Following the excavation of the monochrome mosaic in the Roman bath, the Greek Pool was more carefully explored. Details can be found by following this link.

The Fortress and Hexamilion - This section contains a discussion of the medieval fortress at Isthmia as well as a description of the Hexamilion and the Hex Spolia project.

The East Field - The East Field area has the focus of more recent exploration. This section contains complete details.

The MuseumThe museum was built in 1970 by the architect Paul Mylonas and opened to the public in 1978.