Proceedings of a Two-day Scientific Conference. Metnoni, May 16th-17th 2015.
Methoni has been continuously inhabited since prehistoric times due to its strategic location at the confluence of the main sea routes connecting the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, as well as to its fertile hinterland. The history of the city is inextricably linked to that of its castle, which is today one of the most important surviving medieval fortifications in the Mediterranean. The pivotal role of this city over time is attested by the abundance of relevant historical records and archaeological remains, the study of which constantly reveals new aspects of its history.
The book contains the proceedings of a two-day scientific conference (Methoni, May 16th-17th 2015) organized by the Institute of Historical Research / NHRF and the Association of Friends of Methoni’s Castle, with the aim of investigating aspects of the history and archeology of the city and its hinterland from the Prehistoric Era to the foundation of the Modern Greek State. The contributions present the findings from various research fields, updating and enriching the history and archaeology of Methoni and its surrounding area through history.