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The oldest city in Europe The archaeological site of Strofila in Andros is the largest settlement of the Modern Neolithic Age that was located in the Aegean Sea during the excavations by the KA’ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. With the recent excavations in the Cyclades, sets the Cycladic prehistory on completely new bases. The knowledge of the form and structures of important settlements of the Final Neolithic, the Early Cycladic and the Mesocycladic era is finally attained, while information on the Early Cycladic and Mesocyclic cemeteries is increased. New elements come to light for the Late Cycladic facilities and Mycenaean Acropolis. The data of Cyclades historical times are also redefined, by the study of ancient cities, cemeteries, sanctuaries and farmhouses that were little or no known, as well as the new knowledge about mainly archaic art. The settlement of the Final Neolithic period Strofilas, the “ancient city of Europe” dates back to 4,500-3,300 BC. and came to light almost intact. The ruins of the unique in size and its preserved fortified and densely settlement, extending at a distance of 25-30 acres in the center of the plateau, on the west coast of the island. During the excavations, relics […]
The Tower of Agios Petros in Andros, Hellenistic (4th-3rd century BC) is one of the best preserved Cyclades.
Agios Petros, Andros
Archaeological Site of Paleopoli Andros Palaiopoli was the ancient capital of Andros and the only City on the island during the Classical Years. It was founded in the 7th-6th century BC. and has flourished. In the 1st century AD. began its decline. In the 4th century AD. it destroyed by an earthquake and part of it sank into the sea. It Inhabited until the early Byzantine era. From the ancient city the wall is preserved up to 3 meters in some places, sanctuary, a temple dedicated to the Pythian Apollo (late 6th century BC), worshiped as the main deity along with Dionysus in Andros, cemeteries, etc. . From there comes the Kouros, who now adorns the Andros Archaeological Museum and perhaps a Kori, which now is in a museum in Copenhagen. The archaeological excavation has revealed the city of classical times with its agora, the sewerage and irrigation network and most importantly, that its inhabitants knew how to work metal. So they could exploit the mineral wealth. The excavation has brought to light, also houses of the early Christian centuries, as well as a three-aisled basilica, which is preserved in good condition at a height of three meters. It is likely […]
The ancient city of Ypsilis, in Aprovatos, was discovered in the early 1980s. The first excavations brought to light important ancient relics, such as the temple in the center of the acropolis, buildings and part of the wall, as well as many movable finds.
One of the characteristic architectural remains of the glorious past of the island is the lords tall square towers of the 17th-19th century, which were in the region.
Geometric settlement of Zagora is located on the plateau of a peculiar and fairly steep peninsula, at an altitude of 160m.