Sikyon survey project

Study Area


Aerial photo of the plateau (taken in 1987).: Hellenic Army Geographical Service

The plateau has a triangular shape, with its apex located towards the east, and includes a surface area of circa 240 ha. It is naturally divided into two sections, an upper and a lower one, with altitudes above sea level ranging between 100 and 180 m for the lower and 180 to 260 m for the upper plateau. It is most easily accessible from the east side, i.e. from the coastal plain, which features a gentle slope. Its northern slope, which faces the Helisson river, is steeper and ever more so the southern slope towards the Asopos river valley.