Olynthos was an ancient city of irregular plan. A spacious new plan was laid out in 432BC with broad avenues intersected at right angles. The blocks were 120 x 300 feet and each contained ten houses: five houses were on a side, with a narrow alley between them. The houses were all of the same type: the main rooms facing south across a courtyard.
#Olynthus, #Ὀλυνθος Olinthos, named for the olunthos, the fruit of the wild fig tree was an ancient city of #Chalcidice, built mostly on two flat-topped hills 30–40m in height, in a fertile plain at the head of the #Gulf of #Torone, near the neck of the peninsula of Pallene, about 2.5 kilometers from the sea, and about 60 stadia (c. 9–10 kilometers) from Poteidaea. Artefacts found during the excavations of the site are exhibited in the #Archaeological #Museum of #Olynthos. Wikipedia