It is made up of four areas: the old town or Palaeopolis, the neapolis, the Roman city and the Indigete settlement. Around the 2nd century AD the complex was progressively abandoned. The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia organises a number of activities.
The archaeological site of Empúries (from the Greek emporion, ‘market’) has four differentiated parts. The old city, or Paleapolis, is on the small island where the little village of Sant Martí is found today.
Close to the beach is the Neápolis (New City), the stunning Greek city that has now been totally excavated: this new city was established by Phocian traders and seafarers around 575 BC, and grew rapidly with a main square and gateway, and a port.
In 218 BC the Romans arrived and installed a military camp. Over the time, this Roman city was united with the Greek one. This constitutes the third part of the archaeological group.
Finally, under the protection of the new city, the Indigets people established a settlement, the ruins of which have still not been found, but which seems to have had the name of Indike. Around the 2nd century AD the site was gradually abandoned.
The Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia has a section on Empúries and organizes a number of activities, courses and temporary exhibitions there.