The city of Phlious (accessible from Kiato via the village of Titane) was a thriving city in ancient times, situated on one of the larger plains of the Corinthian interior. The acropolis was situated on a fairly low hill, which is almost 60 meters above the plain, directly east of the river Asopos. The top of the hill was reinforced, as can be seen from the scarce remains of a wall. The main visible remains are the lower parts of a theater, with some remains of the stage and almost adjacent a large building with a peristyle courtyard (now known as “palace.” Higher up the hill you can still find antique material, reused in the church in front of the Panayia The most striking and at least most recognizable element of the “palace” is the row of column bases of the inner court, and the theater can only be recognized with fantasy.
Above f.l.t.r. the acropolis of Phlious (2 x, clickable in the middle for an enlargement) and the church of the Panayia. Right and below, the “palace” with the peristyle courtyard. At the bottom right, again the church of the Panayia.
For the latest research in and around Phlious, see: http://www.brynmawr.edu/archaeology/NVAP/Survey.htm en http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/pdf/uploads/hesperia/148266.pdf
In its propaganda, Phlious focused strongly on the Zeus sanctuary of nearby Nemea, as can be seen on almost all his classic coins, which always have a bull on it, bending forward as a sacrifice to Zeus and accepting the inevitable. On the reverse side a wheel as a symbol for its trade routes over land.