Lykeion Archaeological Site
The remains of the legendary Gymnasium of Lykeion, the location of Aristotle’s school of philosophy, were discovered as recently as in 1996. The name comes from the sanctuary of Apollo Lykeios, built before the gymnasium; sadly the temple was not found. For visitors today a surface area of 0.25 hectares has been exposed, revealing part of the palaestra where athletes trained in wrestling and boxing. The school was founded in 334 BC and continued to function as such until it was destroyed by the Roman general Sulla 86 BC.