The Kastro Kallithea    rchaeological Project

The very well-preserved and heavily fortified ancient city near the modern village of Kallithea in the region of Achaia Phthiotis in Thessaly, Greece is the research focus of the Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project (KKAP). Over the years the team has mapped the city, examined its private and public architecture, its economic context and its occupation history. The project’s wider aim is to study social and economic change in the region by exploring the interactions between household, city, surrounding landscape and other cities in the area over time.


The 15th Ephorate of Antiquities in Larissa, Greece, represented by Sophia Karapanou and the University of Alberta, Canada, represented by Margriet J. Haagsma started this research project in 2004. Every year an international team of archaeologists join forces and carry out research at the site and on the artefacts.


The project is carried out under the aegis of The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Canadian Institute in Greece. It is supported by the Municipality of Pharsala and the Department of History and Classics of the University of Alberta.