The Agora of the Competaliasts
One of the main markets of the Hellenistic city is an open square directly abutting the Sacred Harbour, paved with large flat stones of gneiss, many of which have post-holes for tents. On the north side lies the Portico of Philip and a small Ionic temple dedicated to Hermes, the god of commerce, while shops and workshops flank the market along the east and south sides. At the centre of the square stand the foundations of two marble monuments (one square and one round), also dedicated to Hermes. Around them, bases of monuments erected by bankers, ships' pilots and merchants are to be seen. The whole complex is dated to the last quarter of the 2nd century B.C.