Kronon Baths, Ancient Olympia
Entering in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, this is one of the first monuments you see on your left side.
The first baths on this site were build in the Hellenistic period (2nd century B.C.) and were continued to be used through the Roman period.
In the Roman period, the mosaic pavements depicting Triton riding a chariot of seahorses and Nereids riding dolphins were made (not visible when I visited in 2009, 2010 and 2011).
The termae were largely destroyed by an earthquake in the third century, but they were reconstructed. On in the fifth century, it lost the functionality as baths and were used as industrial space (winery and ceramic workshops).
- Olympia Vikatou, Olympia : the Archaeological Site and the Museums, translated by Myriam Caskey, Athens : Ekdotike Athenon, 2006, p. 18-19.
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