The temple to Poseidon is set on a north-west to south-east axis with an overall dimension of the stereobate that measures 14.37 m x 31.45 m, and had three steps to a stylobate that measures 30.32x12.91. The temple has an opisthodomos equal to the pronaos. The absence of architectural finds suggests the temple was never completed because of its large size and lack of funding, although a half column drum and a corner triglyph have been recovered and believed to be from the superstructure. The temple compares similarly to the temple of Artemis in Calydon and is attributed to the same architect or ‘group’ of builders.
Currently, systematic excavations are run by the School of Archaeology of the University of Thessaloniki.
A. K. Orlandos, ArchDelt 9 (1924-25 ) 55-64
Strab. 9.4.8, 10.2.4
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