Three ancient roads meet outside the southeast
corner of the Sanctuary of Dionysos. The first connected the Olympieion with the
South Slope of the Acropolis and the Sacred Rock. The second, oriented
southeast-northwest, went from the south fringes of the city to the east
entrance (parodos) of the Theater of Dionysos. In its course, along the east
precinct wall, it joined the end of the ancient Street of the Tripods , before
the propylon of the sanctuary. The third road, from the southwest, probably
crossed the other two outside the southeast corner of the Sanctuary of Dionysos.
In the niche formed by the
southeast corner of the
precinct wall were found the remains of a small roadside
shrine of porous stone . It was dedicated to an unknown
deity, perhaps Hekate or Hermes.|
South of the precinct wall and the road-side shrine, are the ruins of a
single-aisled basilica sacred to St. Paraskevi. Known more from drawings than
from other sources, it had three building phases from 1687 to 1860. Today one
sees its second phase, dated in the 17th century.
Part of the ancient road I
which was found to traverse the Makrygianni site in a NW to SE direction.