Archaeological Site of Mieza «School of Aristotle»

Unique area of the antiquity where Alexander the Great meets the great philosopher Aristotle and gets his teachings about the world.

Just two kilometers (1.25 miles) from Naoussa, in the area of Isvoria, is situated the School of Aristotle. It is a part of the archaeological site of the ancient city of Mieza one of the major cities of the Macedonian Kingdom that reached a period of absolute prosperity between the 4th and the 2nd century BC.

This is the place where the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle taught his disciples, political discourse, and ideals of philosophy to his students, including the son of King Philip II, Alexander the Great as well as other children of the aristocracy of Macedonia.

The space of the School is characterized by springs and caves. Today, the visitor can see the remains of Nymphaeum, a temple dedicated to the Nymphs. The two-floor arcade with Ionic columns creates a Π (Pi) formation and together with 3 natural caves, it is the place that is considered the center of the School.

On the spot, there is an exhibition of findings, where every visitor can obtain information and details related to the School of Aristotle. The archaeological excavations are ongoing and one of the last discoveries is the ancient theater of Mieza. But regardless of this fact, the site is open to visitors.

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Last updated: 20 Aug 2020

Location
address Kopanos, Naousa 592 00, Greece

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