NEA RODA SANCTUARY
The sanctuary’s lifetime begins at the late archaic era till the Hellenistic one and its history is connected with the two ancient cities of the region, Sani, colony of Andros and Ouranoupolis, town founded in 315 b.c by Alexarhos, brother of Kassandros, King of Macedonia.
By the end of the 6th century Alexarhos and the habitants of Sani founded the sanctuary outside the town’s walls and built it on representation. By the end of the 4th century b.c. Alxarhos founded Ouranoupolis and integrated the sanctuary to the new town. In his constructional programme he includes monuments, the Hellenic temple, the reconstruction of the archaic house e.t.c. The sanctuary was deserted the 3d century b.c.
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