UnSaLa EDITED VOLUMES
Central Places Papantoniou, G., and A.K. Vionis. 2019
Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes: Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée
Land, Bassel: MDPI Books
[Journal, open access, online, Special Issue]
Papantoniou, G., C.E. Morris, and A.K. Vionis. 2019
Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean
Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology 151
Nicosia: Astrom Editions
Open Archaeology
Papantoniou, G., A. Sarris, C.E. Morris, and A.K. Vionis. 2019
[Journal, open access, online, Special Issue]
  • Papantoniou, G. 2012. Religion and Social Transformations in Cyprus. From the Cypriot Basileis to the Hellenistic Strategos. Mnemosyne Supplements 347. Leiden: Brill.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2012. A Crusader, Ottoman and Early Modern Aegean Archaeology: Built Environment and Domestic Material Culture in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Cyclades, Greece (13th-20th centuries AD). Leiden: Archaeological Studies Leiden University 22.
Edited Books:
  • Papantoniou, G., Michaelides, D. & M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, eds. 2019. Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas. Monumenta Graeca et Romana 23. Leiden: Brill


  • Papantoniou, G., A. Sarris, C.E. Morris & A.K. Vionis (in press). “Digital Humanities and Ritual Space: A Reappraisal”. Open Archaeology.
  • Vionis, A.K. and G. Papantoniou, G. 2019. "Central Place Theory Reloaded and Revised: Political Economies and Landscape Dynamics in the Longue Durée". Land [open access] 8.2: 36 (21 pages).
  • Vionis, A.K. 2019. "The Materiality of Death, the Supernatural and the Role of Women in Late Antique and Byzantine Times". Journal of Greek Archaeology 4: 252-269.
  • Papantoniou, G. & A.K. Vionis, 2018. “The River as an Economic Asset: Settlement and Society in the Xeros Valley in Cyprus”. Land 7.157 (Open Access Journal).
  • Papantoniou, G. & G. Bourogiannis. 2018. “Sanctuaries as Central Places: Revisiting the Agia Irini Sanctuary in Iron Age Cyprus”. Land 7.139 (Open Access Journal).
  • Papantoniou, G. & N. Kyriakou. 2018. “Sacred Landscapes and the Territoriality of Iron Age Cypriot Polities: The Applicability of GIS”. American Journal of Archaeology 122.4: 541-77.
  • Papantoniou, G., F. Loizides, A. Lanitis & D. Michaelides 2017. “The Use of Information Technology Applications for Supporting the Study and Interpretation of Terracotta Figurines from the House of Orpheus in Nea Paphos”. Kölner und Bonner Archaeologica 7: 219-28.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2017. "Understanding Settlements in Byzantine Greece: New Data and Approaches for Boeotia, Sixth to Thirteenth Centuries". Dumbarton Oaks Papers 71: 127-173.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2017. "Sacred Townscapes in Late Antique Greece: Christianisation and Economic Diversity in the Aegean". Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 30.2: 141-165.
  • Vionis, A.K. and G. Papantoniou. 2017. "Sacred Landscapes as Economic 'Central Places' in Late Antique Naxos and Cyprus". Antiquité Tardive 25: 263-286.
  • Papantoniou, G. and A.K. Vionis. 2017. "Landscape Archaeology and Sacred Space in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Glimpse from Cyprus". Land [open access] 6.2: 40 (18 pages).
  • Papantoniou. G. 2016. "Cypriot Ritual and Cult from the Bronze to the Iron Age: A Longue-durée Approach". Journal of Greek Archaeology 1: 73-108.
  • Romano, D. G., Voyatzis, M.E., with appendixes by A. Sarris, G. H. Davis, S. M. Mentzer, E. Margaritis, and B. M. Starkovich 2014. "Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, Part 1 The Upper Sanctuary". Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 83.4: 569-652.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2014. "The Archaeology of Landscape and Material Culture in Late Byzantine – Frankish Greece". Pharos, Journal of the Netherlands Institute at Athens 20: 313-346.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2013. "Cypriot Autonomous Polities at the Crossroads of Empire: The Imprint of a Transformed Islandscape in the Classical and Hellenistic periods". Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Studies 307: 169-205.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2013. "Cyprus from Basileis to Strategos: A Landscape Approach". American Journal of Archaeology 117.1: 33-57.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2012. "From Segmentation to Unification: Sacred Landscapes and Sculpture in the Construction of Hellenistic Island Identities". Keryx 2: 91-105.
  • Crow, J., S. Turner, and A.K. Vionis. 2011. "Characterizing the Historic Landscapes of Naxos". Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 24.1: 111-137.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2009. "'Revisiting' Soloi-Cholades: Ptolemaic Power, Religion and Ideology". Cahier du Centre d'Études Chypriotes 39: 271-87.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2008. "Current Archaeological Research on Settlement and Provincial Life in the Byzantine and Ottoman Aegean: A Case-Study from Boeotia, Greece". Medieval Settlement Research 23: 28-41.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2006. "The Thirteenth-to-Sixteenth-Century Kastro of Kephalos: A Contribution to the Archaeological Study of Medieval Paros and the Cyclades". Annual of the British School at Athens 101: 459-492.
Chapters in Edited Books:
  • Papantoniou, G. forthcoming. "Political Economies and Imperial Integration: The Importance of the Arsinoe Cult in Shaping Ptolemaic Power". In Building a New World Order? Hellenistic Monarchies in the Mediterranean World, Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records, edited by M. Munn, G. Fagan, D. Redford, S. Redford, and Z. Stamatopoulou. Berlin: DeGruyter.
  • Papantoniou, G. forthcoming. "Ritual, Cult and Iconography in Context: The Transplantation of Late Cypriot 'Archetypes' into the Iron Age". In Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient World, edited by I. Mylonopoulos. Berlin: DeGruyter.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2020. “Contesting Sacred Landscapes: Continuity and Abandonment in Roman Cyprus”. In Before/After. Transformation, Change, and Abandonment in the Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean. Access Archaeology, edited by P. Cimadomo, R. Palermo, R. Pappalardo, and R. Pierobon Benoit, 65-77. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2019. “Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: The Applicability of a GIS Approach to the Territorial Forma­tion of the Cypro-Archaic and Cypro-Classical Polities”. In Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology 151, edited by G. Papantoniou, C.E Morris, and A.K. Vionis, 3-21. Nicosia: Astrom Editions.
  • Papantoniou, G. & C.E. Morris. 2019. “Kyprogenis Aphrodite: Between Political Power and Cultural Identity”. In Gods of Peace and War in the Myths of the Mediterranean Peoples, edited by K.I. Soueref, and A. Gartziou-Tatti, 147-73. Ioannina: Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina – University of Ioannina (non-peer-reviewed).
  • Vionis, A.K. & G. Papantoniou. 2019. “Economic Landscapes and Transformed Mindscapes in Cyprus from Roman Times to the Early Middle Ages”. In Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity. Joukowsky Institute Publication 9, edited by M. Á. Cau Ontiveros, and C. Mas Florit, 257-84. Oxford: Oxbow.
  • Papantoniou, G. & A. Satraki. 2019. “Extra-Urban Sanctuaries and the Territorial Formation of Salamis.” In Salamis of Cyprus. History and Archaeology from the Earliest Times to Late Antiquity. Schriften des Instituts für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien 13, edited by S. Rogge, C. Ioannou, and Th. Mavrojannis., 340-53. Münster: Waxmann Verlag.
  • Papantoniou, G., D. Michaelides & M. Dikomitou-Eliadou. 2019. “Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas: An Introduction”. In Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas. Monumenta Graeca et Romana 23, edited by G. Papantoniou, D. Michaelides, and M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, 1-4. Leiden: Brill.
  • Papantoniou, G., D. Michaelides & M. Dikomitou-Eliadou. 2019. “Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas from Domestic Contexts: The Case of the House of Orpheus in Nea Paphos”. In Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas. Monumenta Graeca et Romana 23, edited by G. Papantoniou, D. Michaelides, and M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, 7-43. Leiden: Brill.
  • Papantoniou, G., C. Morris, and A.K. Vionis. 2019. "Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean: An Introduction". In Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean, edited by G. Papantoniou, C. Morris, and A.K. Vionis, ix-xviii. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology 151. Nicosia: Astrom Editions.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2019. "The Spatiality of the Byzantine/Medieval Rural Church: Landscape Parallels from the Aegean and Cyprus". InUnlocking Sacred Landscapes: Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean, edited by G. Papantoniou, C. Morris, and A.K. Vionis, 67-83. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology 151. Nicosia: Astrom Editions.
  • Vionis, A.K., & G. Papantoniou. 2019. Economic Landscapes and Transformed Mindscapes in Cyprus from Roman Times to the Early Middle Ages". In Change and Resilience. The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity, edited by M.Á. Cau Ontiveros, and C. Mas, 257-284. Joukowsky Institute Publications 9. Oxford & Philadelphia: Oxbow.
  • Michaelides, D. & G. Papantoniou. 2018. “The Advent of Hellenistic Cyprus”. In Les Royaumes de Chypre à l’épreuve de l’histoire: Transitions et ruptures de la fin de l’âge du Bronze du début de l’époque hellénistique. Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique-Supplément 60, edited by A. Cannavò, and L. Thély, 267-90. Athens: The French School at Athens.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2018. “Ελληνιστική Κύπρος”. In Ιστορία της Κύπρου. Τόμος 1. 11.000 π.Χ – 649 μ.Χ. , edited by S. Neocleous, 45-51. Athens: Ecumenical Hellenism Foundation (non-peer-reviewed).
  • Vionis, A.K. 2018. "Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus: Church and Landscape in the Xeros Valley during the Early Byzantine Period". In Church Building in Cyprus (4th to 7th Centuries): A Mirror of Intercultural Contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by M. Horster, D. Nicolaou, and S. Rogge, 45-70. Schriften des Instituts für Interdiziplinäre Zypern-Studien 12. Münster/New York: Waxmann.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2018. "Island Responses in the Byzantine Aegean: Naxos under the Lens of Current Archaeological Research". In Naxos and the Byzantine Aegean: Insular Responses to Regional Change, edited by J. Crow, and D. Hill, 61-80. Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens 7. Athens: Norwegian Institute at Athens.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2017. "Imperial Impacts, Regional Diversities and Local Responses: Island Identities as Reflected on Byzantine Naxos". In Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean: Recording the Imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Rule, edited by R. Murphey, 165-196. London-New York: Routledge.
  • Vionis, A.K. & Loizou, Ch. 2017. "The History of Thespiai and Boeotia from Late Antiquity to the Frankish Period". In Approaching the Ancient City: Urban Survey at Ancient Thespiai, Boeotia, Greece, edited by J.L. Bintliff and A.M. Snodgrass, in press. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2016. “Rethinking Cypriot Hellenistic Portraits”. In Ancient Cyprus Today: Museum Collections and New Research Approaches to the Archaeology of Cyprus. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Pocket Books 184, edited by G. Bourogiannis, and C. Mühlenbock, 339-350. Uppsala: Åströms Förlag.
  • Morris, C.E. & G. Papantoniou, 2014. “Cypriot-born Aphrodite. The Social Biography of a Modern Cultural Icon". In Il trono variopinto. Figure e forme della dea dell’amore, Hellenica. Testi e strumenta di letteratura greca antica, mediavale e umanistica 55, edited by L. Bombardieri, T. Braccini, and. S Romani, 183-202. Alessandria: Edizioni Universitarie dell'Orso
  • Michaelides, D., G. Papantoniou & M. Dikomitou-Eliadou. 2014. “Moulding Expressions of Culture: The Terracotta Figurines from the House of Orpheus in Nea Paphos”. In The A.G. Leventis Foundation Research Projects, edited by A. Gagatsis, 75-91. Nicosia: The University of Cyprus (non-peer-reviewed).
  • Papantoniou, G. 2013. "The 'Cypriot Goddess' at the Transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age: A 'Cypro-Centric' Approach". In J.R.B. Stewart: An Archaeological Legacy. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Pocket Books 139, edited by A.B. Knapp, J.M. Webb, and A. McCarthy, 161-73. Uppsala: Åströms Förlag.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2012. "Cypriot Sanctuaries and Religion in the Early Iron Age: Views from Before and After". In Cyprus and the Aegean in the Early Iron Age – The Legacy of Nicolas Coldstream, edited by M. Iacovou, 285-319. Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2011. "'Hellenising' the 'Cypriot Goddess': 'Reading' the Amathousian Terracotta Figurines". In From Pella to Gandhara. Hybridisation and Identity in the Art and Architecture of the Hellenistic East. British Archaeological Reports, International 2221, edited by A. Kouremenos, S. Chandrasekaran, and R. Rossi, 35-48. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2014. "The Balkan Peninsula: Achaea and the Greek islands". In Early Christianity in Contexts: An Exploration Across Cultures and Continents, edited by W. Tabbernee, 329-346. Michigan: Baker Academic Press.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2013. "Reading Art and Material Culture: Greeks, Slavs and Arabs in the Byzantine Aegean". In Negotiating Co-Existence: Communities, Culture and 'Convivencia' in Byzantine Society, edited by B. Crostini and S. La Porta, 103-127. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
  • Soetens, S., Sarris, A. & Topouzi, S. 2006. "Peak Sanctuaries in the Minoan Cultural Landscape", Πεπραγμένα Θ' Διεθνούς Κρητολογικού Συνεδρίου, Εταιρεία Κρητικών Ιστορικών Μελετών, Ηράκλειο, 313-327.
  • Papadopoulos, N. & Sarris, A. 2006. "Integrated geophysical survey to characterize the subsurface properties below and around the area of Saint Andreas church (Loutraki, Greece)". Proceedings of the 14th International Congress "Cultural Heritage and New Technologies. Available online at
  • Soetens, S., Sarris, A., Vansteenhuyse, K. & Topouzi, S. 2003. "GIS Variations on a Cretan Theme: Peak Sanctuaries". In Polinger Foster K. and R. Laffineur (eds) Aegaeum 24 - METRON. Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age, Proceedings of the 9th International Aegean Conference, Organized by l'Université de Liège & l'Université de Yale, Yale University, New Haven, 18-21 April 2002.
  • Vionis, A.K. 2003. "Much Ado About ... A Red Cap and A Cap of Velvet: In Search of Social and Cultural Identity in Medieval and Post-Medieval Insular Greece". In Constructions of Greek Past: Identity and Historical Consciousness from Antiquity to the Present, edited by H. Hokwerda, 193-216. Groningen: Egbert Forsten.
  • Soetens, S., Driessen, J., Sarris, A., Topouzi, S., Tripolitsiotis, A. 2002. "The Minoan Peak Sanctuary Landscape through a GIS Approach", XIVe Congres de L'U.I.S.P.P, Liege, Belgium, September 2-8, 2001, Commission IV: Data Management and Mathematical Methods in Archaeology. Proceedings of Symposia 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 1.10, edited by F. Djindjian and P. Moscati, with G.L. Cowgill, F. Vermeulen and A. Voorrips, Archeologia e Calcolatori 13: 161-170.
  • Soetens, S., Sarris, A., Topouzi, S. & Tripolitsiotis, A. 2002. "GIS Modeling of the Minoan Peak Sanctuaries of East Crete". In Burenhult, G. (ed.) Archaeological Informatics: Pushing the Envelope – CAA 2001, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Proceedings of the 29th Conference, Gotland, April 2001. BAR International Series 1016, Archaeopress: England: 129-137.
Online Publications:
Book Reviews:
  • Papantoniou, G. (forthcoming). Review of Popular Religion and Ritual in Prehistoric and Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, by G. Vavouranakis, K. Kopanias & C. Kanellopoulos (eds). Journal of Greek Archaeology 5.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2016. Review of Kition-Bamboula VI: le sanctuaire sous la colline. Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée. Série recherches archéologiques, 67, by A. Caubet, S. Fourrier, and M. Yon. Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews 2016.06.35.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2013. Review of Crossroads and Boundaries. The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 65, by M. Toumazou, P.N. Kardulias, and D.B. Counts (eds). Cahier du Centre d'Études Chypriotes 43: 553-57.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2011. Review of La coroplastie chypriote archaïque. Identités culturelles et politiques à l'époque des royaumes, by S. Fourrier. Babesch: Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology 86: 226-8.
Conference Proceedings:
  • Vionis, A.K. 2020. "Abandonment and Revival Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Facts and Fiction". In Before/After: Transformation, Change, and Abandonment in the Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean, edited by P. Cimadomo, R. Palermo, R. Pappalardo, and R. Pierobon Benoit, 79-95. Oxford: Archaeopress/Access Archaeology.
  • Papantoniou, G., N. Kyriakou, A. Sarris, and M. Iacovou. 2015. "Sacred Topography in Iron Age Cyprus: The Case of Vavla-Kapsalaes". In Archaeological Research in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Greek Chapter (CAA-GR), Rethymno, Crete, 6-8 March 2014, edited by C. Papadopoulos, E. Paliou, A. Chrysanthi, E. Kotoula, and A. Sarris, 70-75. Rethymno: Institute for Mediterranean Studies.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2008. "Cypriot Sacred Landscapes from Basileis to Strategos: Methodological and Interpretative Approaches". In POCA 2005. Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of Young Researchers on Cypriot Archaeology, Department of Classics, Trinity College, Dublin, 21-22 October 2005. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1803, edited by G. Papantoniou, 37-45. Oxford: Archaeopress.
Educational material
  • Papantoniou, G. & S. Neocleous, 2019. Ancient and Medieval History and Archaeology of Cyprus (educational material and guides for the Programme for the Studies in Hellenic Culture, Open University of Cyprus, submitted to the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education).
  • Papantoniou, G. 2009. "Από τα Κυπριακά Βασίλεια στην Ελληνιστική Περίοδο". In Αρχαία Κύπρος, edited by M. Iacovou. Nicosia: The Open University of Cyprus.
  • Papantoniou, G. 2018. Έγκωμη-Σαλαμίνα-Αμμόχωστος: Αιώνες Ιστορίας και Πολιτισμού. Chroniko 24. Nicosia: Politis.
  • Papantoniou, G. & C.E. Morris. 2018. H Αφροδίτη της Κύπρου. Chroniko 26. Nicosia: Politis.
Curatorial Texts
  • Papantoniou, G. 2017. "Embodying Materialities”, in Temple Boy, Exhibition and Live Performance by PASHIAS Andreas, 15 December 2017 – 15 January 2018, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia.
  • Papantoniou, G., A.K. Vionis, & A. Papantoniou. 2018. Settled and Sacred Landscapes: Images for Huntington’s Disease, 9 July – 31 August 2018, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia.
Unpublished Research
  • Papadopoulos, N. & Sarris, A. 2013. "Electrical Resistivity Tomography Survey at the site of Belvárosi templom (Mosque of Gázi Kászim Pasa-City Church) at Pécs, Hungary". Unpublished Technical Report, Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-environment, Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation of Research & Technology (F.O.R.T.H.), Rethymno, Crete, May 27, 2013.