The fortified settlement of Lygia extends to the eastern half of the homonymous peninsula of the Municipality of Igoumenitsa, in the area of the old estuary of the River Kalamas. The settlement is probably identical to the ancient Toroni town, part of the “Corfiot Peraia”, the extensive colony that – the Thucidi-founded Corfiot during the classical period in the Thesprotic Coast. It consists of three consecutive fortified portions, called conventional castles A, B and C and carry potent are mostly embedded – mostly fortifications of the 5th and early 4th century. e.g. The surrounded settlement extends to a total area of about 580 acres. “The Eastern, smaller to an area of 12 acres – castle of Peninsula (a) is built according to the isonous system and occupies the individual hill that controls the entry of peninsula from land. The south and its eastern side are better preserved, which are protected by nine towers, four semi-circular and five rectangles. The main gate of the castle is located on its eastern side and was arched. Traces and other gates are kept on the south and western side of the fortification, which are obvious the traces of violent disaster. Castle B occupies the main hill of Hersonissos and its area is estimated at around 200 acres. It is connected to the eastern hill through a low neck in which there are little traces of walls. The conservation state of the fortification is fragmentary. The best preserved part is southeast and saves two semi-circular towers. Completely fragmented the traces of the west, larger castle (360 acres) are saved. ” It is an outdoor area, constantly open. “The archaeological site is accessible by road from Igoumenitsa, from which it is about 10 km, through asphalted and then a walking dirt road, which starts near the northern city exit to Ioannina and leads to the beach of Drepanos.” Suggested Activities
• Walk the path “Lygia Hersonissos, Cave – Beach”. “The start can be made by two seats – beaches, the hermit north and sooner but also from the dying, south after Makrygialios Coast. All these coasts are located on the peninsula of Lygia, except that it is under the Natura 2000 network also has a great archaeological value, according to Thucydides report in Corfiot Perea.
Lygia Peninsula is 8 km. D of Igoumenitsa. Necessary along the course – swimming for safety, comfort and submarine vision flippers and mask.
The cave has a small opening – door and a sufficient water surface and a height around 20m. In front, you form a small beach with 10 meters long. about. The purity of water, the large number of paperwork and the whole image you form from stalagmites and wave toys in the scarce light enchant …
In recent years (20), another little cave appeared next to the entrance of the previous one. But it is over the sea surface about a measure “