Ancient bath complex excavated near Acropolis
|The Roman era bathing complex excavated in the Makrygiannis [Credit: in.gr]|
Following the basic model for Roman baths, it included changing rooms, at least two water tanks for cold baths (frigidarium), with individual showers, an area for warm baths (tepidarium) and three for hot baths (caldarium), 4 furnace rooms (praefurnium) as well as an area for preparing food.
As archaeologist Hara Harami, of the 3rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities explains, the bathing complex could have been part of an individual residence but, its dimensions and the nexus of surrounding sites suggest that it may have been part of a bigger individual or public edifice.
Source: Greek News Agenda [May 25, 2012]