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A public building of the classical period has been revealed underneath later structures. It consists of rectangular rooms on various levels and a stoa (20m.long), inside which five pillar bases were found. The wall of the stoa is built of big regular stones (megaloi domoi in Greek); in this area we also discovered kilns with several phases.
Among the interesting finds of this area is an Attic skyphos with the name ΘΕΜΙΔΟΣ (Themidos) inscribed on its base a fragment of a roof tile with an incised inscription and many fragments of imported and local ceramic vases of the 5th century B.C.


An other building has the plan of a stoa with two L-shaped sides measuring 25 and 20 m. accordingly. The stoa has been built over earlier structures while two ellipsoid structures of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age were also discovered to the east. On a higher level just behind the wall of the stoa, a series of double rooms was discovered.
Although most of the building material has already been removed, many architectural remains such a Doric and Ionic capitals, double columns and other members of superstructure were preserved, indicating the early dating and the monumentality of the building.
The use of the stoa remains unknown. It could have been either the administrative centre of the city ruler, or the Agora of the ancient city.
In the lower area of this terrace we can see small buildings which has built later, incorporating earlier building material in its walls (a big part of a column can be seen).

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