Mykonos island, historical spots
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is located on the west side of the harbor town. The neoclassical building was built in 1902 to house the finds from the archaeological site of Rineias.So you can see an important collection of pottery from prehistoric to late Hellenistic times, statues and urns unearthed from excavations in the necropolis of Rineias and vases from Mykonos. From the exhibits stand out: the archaic amphora, with reliefs from the fall of Troy and the headstone of tert-time, dating from the 2nd BC century. It depicts a dead woman salutes her husband. The column was mounted on a marble sarcophagus.
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Aegean Maritime Museum is located in the center of the country, in place Three Wells(Tria Pigadia) and is housed in a building of traditional Cycladic architecture of the 19th century. The purpose of the museum is to help preserve and promote the Greek maritime history and especially the development of the merchant ship in the history of the Aegean.
In the museum you will see a remarkable collection that includes models of ships from the Ancient Age to the early 20th century. Also, nautical instruments, equipment and tools, coins with nautical scenes from the 5th BC to the 5th century AD and old maps, which reveal important aspects of the maritime route of the Aegean islands.
Folk Art Museum
The Folklore Museum of Mykonos is located in the Castle and housed in a traditional house of the 18th century. Hosts a significant collection of local costumes, textiles, tools and household appliances bygone days, furniture, ceramics, and an important archive of photographs and historical documents.
Do not forget to visit: the neighborhood -Appaloosa Scarpa, the neighborhood Matogiannia, the picturesque windmills, the Town Hall, the Municipal Library, the Municipal Gallery, the Mycenaean tomb, the Little Venice.
Santorini island, historical spots
The Island is a remnant of a large island (Strogguli), which partially sinked after large volcanic eruption. Before the volcano eruption the inhabitants had developed a particularly remarkable civilization. The unique excavation findings demonstrate the high cultural and living standards of the inhabitants that remained buried for centuries beneath the volcanic ash. Thera flourished thanks to the suppression of piracy and the development of transit trade.
Thera Foundation P. Nomikos
In Firostefani, at the Congress Centre "P.Nomikos", detailing the three-dimensional photographic reproductions of paintings of Akrotiri, in natural size. So the visitor of Santorini can admire almost all the paintings of Akrotiri and unique opportunity to observe in their entirety. Apart from the frescoes of Akrotiri, the TRANSFER RELIEF used the same technique to fabricate three-dimensional reproductions, in natural size, the caves of Lascaux, like to play the Tomb of Senefertis with all the murals. The result is extremely realistic and allows scientists and the public to enjoy artifacts that often remain stored for security reasons...
Maritime Museum of Oia
With a large volume of material trying to demonstrate to visitors the maritime history of the island, especially during the peak of the 19th century that the Santorini yachts crossed the entire eastern Mediterranean from the Black Sea to Egypt. The sail, the captains and crews of the island, unloaded their cargo and bringing back all kinds of precious goods but more importantly bringing back experiences and wealth of the island. Today the museum is housed in a wonderfully preserved traditional captain of Santorini in the 19th century. The exhibits of the museum includes figureheads, anchors, and miscellaneous small items of daily use in sailing then. Carved chests Maritime, sextants, models and watercolors of old and new ships, tools and drawings from the arsenals of Santorini, uniforms and tools of local craftsmen builders. It also presents rare documents, books, maps, charter agreements, marriage contracts, wills and many nautical photos.
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is unique in the Regional Museum. Houses finds from the excavations of Akrotiri, from old excavations of the German Archaeological Institute in Item River from the excavations of Antiquities in various positions of Thera, from meditations and traditions. The report is an attempt to outline the course of Thera in prehistoric times through selected findings from the thousands available in stores, a dynamic and creative process that has the southest island of Cyclades, one of the most important centers of the Aegean in the 18th and 17th century BC The museum can be seen as an extension of the archaeological site of Akrotiri, once housed the paintings but also finds that the urban center in the height of the (17th century BC.). Alongside hosting findings from many other places of Thera, dating from the 5th millennium BC (Late Neolithic) until the 17th century. BC and show the passage of various cultures from the Aegean into a prolonged period of prehistory. Noteworthy is the fact that all exhibits are in excellent shape retention.
Akrotiri on Santorini, the prehistoric settlement and their culture is one of the major centers of Aegean prehistoric age.The settlement of Akrotiri area of approximately 200 acres, the evidence from excavations testify to the high standard of living and cultural boundaries particularities the level of its residents Aktotiriou, urban planning, the multistorey buildings to the sewage network, the splendid frescoes, showing great growth and progress.The Cape was the commercial center of eastern Mediterranean at full peak until around 1700 -1600 for example, that a major eruption of the volcano forced the inhabitants to emigrate. Material from the eruption covered everything and it's archaeologists to shed some light as early as the 19th century. The prehistoric settlement at Akrotiri is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
Do not forget to visit: the Hall Gyzi, the Museum building the prehistoric Thera, the Lighthouse Cape, the Castro Verde, the Ancient Thira, the volcano, the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri.
Naxos island, historical spots
Naxos was the center of civilization from the Neolithic period. The island had commercial and cultural prosperity in the Cycladic period. Naxos has experienced a period of economic and artistic prosperity from the 8th to the 6th century BC In particular the 7oai BC grew on the island marble monumental architecture and sculpture. The Byzantine period, consecutive pirate raids forced the inhabitants to retire to the island. The Venetian Naxos lasted from the 1207 to 1566 but from 1537 the Venetians were dukes under Turkish sovereignty. In 1830 the island came to the Greek state.
Do not forget to visit: the Portara, the Chora's Castle, the Tower, the Kouros Melanon, the Kori Potamias, the Jesuit Theatre, the Panagia Drosiani.
Paros island, historical spots
The ancient town of Paros became important commercial port in the Middle and Late Bronze Age. Returning the Argonauts from Colchis to Iolkos amid severe weather "anefani", a small island where there a rest the Argonauts. During the Byzantine years Anafi plagued by pirate attacks, which forced many residents to leave for Crete. In revolution of 1821 helped the island with all his might. During the interwar period the island was a place of exile. Last but not least important was the contribution of Anafi to promote military and political to the Middle East during the Second World War.
Do not forget to visit: the Virgin Ekatontapyliani, the Castle, Agios Konstantinos, the Butterflies (Petaloudes), the Mycenaean Acropolis, the Ancient marble quarries, the Monastery of St. John Kaparou.
Antiparos island, historical spots
According to Greek mythology, the creation of the Cyclades is attributed to the god Poseidon. It is said that the god of sea transformed the nymphs on islets Cyclades as they caused his rage... The beauty of Antiparos confirms her mythical origin...
The cave of Antiparos has something unique, not only for its stalagmites but also its connection to the island's history. Inside, ancient pots were found. There is also a dedication to the Goddess Artemis according to an inscription. Macedonian soldiers saved their lives by registering their names, agreeing secretly to fight against Alexander the Great and fled to the cave of Antiparos to hide and escape from danger. Worth remembering is the passage from the cave of Marquis Nuadel, ambassador of France in Constantinople, which was found in 1673 on Christmas Eve. A priest conducted a Christmas service in the cave using a stalagmite as the altar. All the vistors to the cave from the marquis DeSamber in 1775 until King Otto in 1840 inscribed their names on the walls. During the German occupation, much destruction was caused in the area. Getting to the cave is by car or coach. On leaving the cave, we come across the chapel of Ai Yianni of Spilioti.
The main temple
The adoration of Apollo spread to the Cyclades and the main center of worship was Delos. According to tradition, there existed altogether 22 smaller sanctums than that of Delos. One of the main seats of power on Antiparos was the sanctum of the "Despotiko" (the Main Temple) a unique site in the Aegean area. Built on one of the most beautiful, uninhabited, small Aegean islands, Despotiko is one of the untouched ancient churches which has functioned since the 7th century BC, up to and including the Roman times, which identifies itself with the ancient
A unique find was a large idol of a female deity, dated around 680-660 BC. The large similarities between the movable finds and the architectural pieces of the Temple with those of the Dilo's Temple on Paros, dedicated to Apollon and Artemis lead to the supposition that it was a matter of a sanctum dedicated to the devotion of both of them.
The Venetian castle is situated enclosed inside the traditional settlement of Antiparos. It was built at the beginning of 1440 to house and protect the inhabitants from frequent pirate invasions. The Castle was originally a square building of parametrical dwellings with an internal yard and a circular tower in the center. The external walls of the houses form its outside wall. The central tower which functioned as a last refuge or as home to the local nobleman, of which the base has remained. The only entrance to the Castle is next to the cathedral of Agios Nikolaos.
Tinos island, historical spots
Tinos charms visitors with its picturesque villages that keep alive the tradition of great folk architecture and her natural beauty .Elaborate pigeon, paved paths, terraces and stone walls, old churches and monasteries, beautiful beaches are a pleasant surprise visitors to the island and discover its secrets. Capital and port of the island, Chora of Tinos is inextricably coupled with the majestic church of Panagia pilgrimage to radiation .The modern city began to grow in the 18th century. Retains the traditional graphics alleys with old buildings and churches. Significant role in the life of the capital plays the monastery of Holy Mary, developing intense cultural activity. The first signs of habitation on the island date back to building the prehistoric period. The inhabitants took part in the Revolution 1821.Apo most important events of modern history of Tinos were finding the image of the Virgin Mary in 1823 and the construction of the famous church of the Annunciation in the years 1823-1831.The island has a long tradition marble sculpture and painting...
The Church of the Annunciation
Impressive, imposing building, built around a white marble. Founded in 1823 on the spot where the icon, which is the work of the evangelist Luke. Below the church, dedicated to the Annunciation, the church of Finding dedicated to Zoodochos Source. Built on the foundations of older church - the first Christian-years, dedicated to St. John, which was destroyed by pirate raids. The image of St. Anthony in the temple dating to 1736, but the church is old. The ancient city wall, behind the church of Panagia, follows the old road Ktikados-Tripotamos length 1,500 meters. Keep some excellent points. In the village of Triantaros you will see the "troughs", the old communal laundries that many housewives still use.
Amorgos island, historical spots
Boasting a wealth of archaeological, folk architecture and art, and its local customs. Scattered across Amorgos ruins and remarkable discoveries indicate continuous habitation of the island from the prehistoric era. The island flourish period of the Cycladic culture developed trade and shipping, the arts and letters.
The ruins of ancient Minoa, one of the three ancient cities of Amorgos, located 3 km away. from the Katapola port, on the southern slope of the hill. According to archaeological surveys and excavations of important findings, it appears that the area of the city Minoa inhabited since the Neolithic era. This was found both in the ruins of houses and from the finds (clay figurines, arrowheads, etc.).The archaeological excavations revealed the remains of a settlement Historical years. The ruins of the village dating from the 11th century BC and according to historical sources was founded by Ionian colonists. But preserved the remains of a marble temple dating, placed third in BC. The ancient Minoa inhabited until the Roman era, where people gradually began to move into the port until the city was abandoned.
In "Kato Meria", on the south side of the island and Kastri, the ruins of the ancient city Arkesini. And in this important archaeological site have not been systematic excavations. Occasionally excavated random key findings, which are kept in the Archaeological Collection of Amorgos. On the surface finds from the ruins of buildings, it seems that the city flourished classical and Hellenistic times. Preserved part of the city wall and various building structures.
Near the village Tholaria, in Vigla, there are the ruins of ancient Aegiali. In the region have found important building remains and inscriptions carved on rocks. However not yet begun excavations at the site known there was an ancient city. In the region there are the remains of towers of the Hellenistic period.
The Archaeological Museum is housed in the tower of Gavras located in the center of the country and is a building of Venetian architecture of the 16th century.In the halls of the mansion houses the finds from excavations at the archaeological sites of the three cities of the island, Aegiali, Arsekini and Minoa. Sculptures, statues and reliefs, inscriptions, pottery and jars dating from the Archaic period, the 6th century until the Roman era, the second AD century.
Church Collection of Amorgos
The collection of relics of the monastery the Chossoviotissa includes fine examples of Byzantine and post Byzantine ecclesiastical art: icons, liturgical and priestly vestments, woodcarving crosses, sacred gospels, chalices, patens, spoons, and many other useful objects and tributes.
Is the famous collection of manuscripts of the monastery, which numbers approximately one hundred codes, which chronologically spanning a wide period, from the 10th to the 18th century.
Eraclea island, historical spots
Eraklia or Araclea. The information available on the island are few, but in conjunction with archaeological data we can get an overview of the historical course. Mystery indices the forms - "crawl" of Iraklia. These signs scattered rocks in the area of St. George to St. Athanasius. In the dominant version orientation points were in antiquity.
During the Ottoman period, the closed and inaccessible coves of the island were ideal hideouts of pirates who pillaged the Aegean. As Schoinousa, was owned Chozoviotissa Monastery of Amorgos.
The cave of St. John
It is the largest cave in the Cyclades, rich and impressive stalactites which includes the "spilaiogala" (rare stalagmites material in a liquid state). The cave is located in a prestigious location overlooking the sea and away from this half-hour walk. From the settlement Virgin is about forty minutes away. Soon to be exploited as a monument and make the necessary arrangements for the tourist exploitation.
The castle at Livadi
The ruins are located in Livadi is a castle of the Hellenistic period dating from about 323 BC to 316 BC.In the same area have found the remains of the Temple of Zeus and the Temple of the Goddess of fortune.
Sikinos island, historical spots
Sikinos is one of the smaller islands of the Cyclades. The most important places of Sikinos are Chorio and Kastro. These two beautiful villages with whitewashed stone houses and narrow streets.For many years it was an island of "barren line" so was able to maintain its authentic nature, away from the alienation of tourism development. Today impresses with its natural beauty, simplicity, quiet, affordable prices and hospitality of its inhabitants. It has many beaches, but all are beautiful and clean. Worth a visit to the ruined Monastery of Episkopi is built with materials from the ancient city of Sikinos.
Do not forget to visit: the Church of the Diocese, the church of the diocese is the most unique archaeological monument; the Diocese is still standing silent and enigmatic surrounded by Byzantine chapels, cells, ruins of ancient buildings, parts of walls, pottery shards and pieces of marble sculpture. It is a funerary monument of the 3rd AC that later became a Christian church.
The Byzantine Museum is located in the square of the island. The museum includes several images from the Byzantine era, when, after the fall of Constantinople many Venetian painters fled to Crete. Around the 16th century developed the so-called Cretan School, which includes the images of Sikinos.
The Folklore Museum is located in the Village and is housed in a former mill. The museum contains many interesting objects that identify the visitor, the way of life and history of the island.
The impressive hill "Kastelli", on the east coast, founded the ancient city of Anafi unknown exactly when.
The ancient city of Anafi, whose ruins extend across the hill "Castelli" (altitude 327 m) was founded, according to legend, in the 8th century BC Doric race. Already during the Hellenistic period (300 BC onwards) minted its own currency. The city occupied the hill where the ruins of buildings and was fortified with strong walls reinforced with a series of towers visible today at great length and height South of Kastelli, Katelymatsa bay, lies the port city. Here, around the port, there was a small district, whose ruins are now visible in degree and even below the seabed, and are scattered marble architectural members and the rest of the building material from local stone. Associated with the city street, an offshoot of the Sacred Way leading to the sanctuary of Apollo Anafaiou. Antiquities are in other parts of Anafi. On the west side of the island lies the hill "Tower", which has excellent visibility both at sea and especially to the opposite hunting and the other a large part of the island. Undoubtedly as the location is great observatory, which was left undeveloped. There are preserved the ruins of a magnificent ancient building complex, built with large blocks, built to modern agricultural buildings. Obviously this kind of fortress, that tower with other plants, probably Hellenistic era, which was designed to control the western part of the island and maritime traffic.
Kea or Tzia island, historical spots
Kea (Tzia), formerly known as St George is the largest island of the Small Eastern Cyclades.
The Karthea was the most important of the four ancient cities of Kea. Located southeast of the island, the coastal area now called Poles. Access to Karthea is today through the ancient road that connected the city with other cities of the island. At the southern edge of the hills of White Vigla the most important monuments, the Temple of Athena (late sixth / early fifth century) to the north and the Temple of Apollo (530 BC) to the south.
Two other buildings, an entrance and the building D (early third century), located in the terrace of the temple of Athena. In the valley of Vathipotamos, theater and part of the city water supply system. To the east of the Acropolis, lies the cemetery. The Archaeological Museum houses parts of the pediments of the temple of Athena. From the fragments of sculptures on the pediments conclude that the southern gable was on the Amazon with Athena in the center, while the abduction of Antiope by Theseus was located in the Cape, as evidenced by two architectural top sima in the southern side, which bearing the signs of Theseus and Antiope.
Approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Ioulida is a monumental and majestic sculpture lion, carved in shale rock, the Lion of Kea or Liondos as the call to the island. The sculpture dating from the Archaic Period, 600 BC about. Linked to many ancient legends of the island and possibly the myth that wants a lion chased the nymphs who lived among the springs, so come to the island drought.
Syros island, historical spots
Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and urban center since the 19th century, with great shipbuilding tradition, flourishing economy and heavy cultural identity, with great voices.
The Acropolis in Kastri
In Castri, traces of human presence shows that the area was inhabited in different historical periods in ektasi.Ta great finds from the Acropolis are many and great. We found large clay jars with incised decorations, pots and utensils for everyday use. Inside the citadel there were pottery and metalwork. The findings of the citadel that has the greatest value is the lovely silver crown, half a meter in length, with punctate decoration of rosettes and animals together.Many of the findings in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and the Museum of Syros. Copies of the findings can be seen at the Museum of Cycladic Art Replicas of Syros.
The area of Chalandriani located in northeastern part of Syros is a Cycladic culture Syros - Keros who refers us to the third millennium BC The excavations brought to light, apart from the tombs, foundations of houses, remains of walls, metal offerings or clay, pottery, jewelry, weapons of volcanic glass and utensils.
Archaeological Museum of Syros
The Archaeological Museum of Syros is one of the oldest museums in Greece and the oldest of the Cyclades. Founded in 1834 and housed at the City Hall of Syros.
The most interesting collection is that of Cycladic finds from Chalandriani and the castle and other Cycladic islands. Also interesting is a large Egyptian statuette of black granite priest Anchapi and dates according to the inscription of 730 BC, while the
Industrial Museum of Syros
The collection of industrial machinery museum includes about 300 objects from the 19th and 20 century. In this museum you can see a unique collection of items tanning equipment, mechanical engineering, textile, printing, shipbuilding, loukoumopoiias, food packaging, Mr. al.
Museum of Cycladic Art Replicas
In the halls of the Cultural Center hosted Ermoupolis Replicas Museum of Cycladic Art. The exhibits are copies of original Goulandris Museum in Athens. Operating since 1993. In the museum are educational programs. The programs aim to know the great Cycladic civilization of the third millennium BC considered one of the top five in the world.
Historical Archive of the Cyclades
The information-rich archives dating from 1821. The rare and valuable archival material records important historical aspects of Syros, constituting an important material for the history of the modern Greek state, whose protagonist was Ermoupoli city. The excellent classification of the Historical Archive was launched in 1977 - 78, making it available to researchers with the best possible terms.
Museum Mark Vamvakari
The Museum M. Vamvakari founded in 1995 and located in the center of Ano Syros. There he hosted the personal belongings of the great troubadour who was born in Ano Syros in 1905 and went there the first year of life.
The museum exhibits old photographs and memorabilia of the passport and identity, clothing and shoes, manuscripts and lyrics, the ring and his watch and other personal objects that were donated by his family to be exposed in the museum that bears his name.
Andros island, historical spots
In the Geometric period established settlements of Zagora and the Sublime in West coast and flourished in the years 900-700 BC.The abandonment of settlements below the geometric flourishing city of Andros. The city will remain the capital of the island for many centuries and will experience periods of great fame by participating in the events of the era that shaped history.
Archaeological Museum of Andros
The Archaeological Museum of Andros is a modern museum in the island's capital, Hora. The first floor hosts informational tables, three Mycenaean pottery artifacts and finds from the Geometric settlement of Zagora, including photographs and images of the area, homes and the church in order to allow visitors to learn all the required information. Artifacts (sculptures, inscriptions, reliefs) Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine, Late, post-Byzantine era. Impressive collection Hellenistic and Roman sculptures the colossal statue of naked man known as "Hermes of Andros", Roman copy of the first century BC (Old bronze statue of Praxiteles), found in 1833 in Paleopolis, as well as female statue type "Great Heraclea" in the same period and the previous source.
Maritime Museum Andros
The museum was founded in 1972 and most important of the exhibits are old charter agreements, insurance policies, various naval journals, describing the lives of men in the boats before the War of 1821, lithographs Andriotis ships and later the first steam-powered cargo ship Greece. Also on display models, which start from the old schooners to today's huge tankers .The exhibits are original and show live throughout the history of Andros commercial shipping since ancient times until today.
Archaeological Museum Paleopolis
The Archaeological Museum of Andros Palaiopoleos founded in 2003. Exhibited varied findings cover a wide chronological range (5th millennium BC to 6th century AD) that the presentation is timeless and as comprehensive as possible. They come from excavations, surveys and collection of traditions as citizens from the area of Palaiopoleos (from swimming up the St. Eleousa). A few important findings from other sites of historical years (Cork, St. Peter) allow relate the ancient city of Andros with the rest of the island. The exhibition of the Museum of Palaiopoleos develops three main themes, the variety of findings (Hall A), sculpture (Room B) and signs (Room C), while at the entrance and Hall A is informative material for important archaeological sites and monuments of men from the 5th millennium BC to late antiquity. In various findings included pottery, tools, jewelry, spindle whorls, loom weights, figurines, statues, coins, etc. The exhibition includes sculptures and reliefs sculpted works, original works and two masters of the Archaeological Museum of Andros (kouros, a statue of Artemis), dating from the 6th century BC until the 3 century AD
Kimolos island, historical spots
The archaiological site of Ellinika is located on the west side of the island about 5km from the town. It is a large area of archaeological interest and there was once the ancient city that was destroyed in mid-4th century BC Immersed in the sea there are still ruins of the necropolis of the Mycenaean period. The site has even been found preserved in the archaeological museum of the island hundreds of urns of the 9th century BC
The Medieval Castle Venetian architecture is the center and cornerstone of the settlement, having reason to protect the castle produced by the pirates, all the houses have been built all around from it. The walls of the houses were built there unite and form fortifications and windows are made as battlements. The inside of the band communicates with the exterior with four entrances, called Portara. The historic homes located in the room are unoccupied because they need maintenance and restoration, but declared to be preserved and restored.
Paleokastro obvious signs of ancient settlement on the island,is located on the north coast and north of the village. Damaged homes, a round tower and part of the outer wall that the locals call Portara. There is also the highest peak of the island with a height of 364 meters. On the road you will find the "Skiadi" a geological formation that due to corrosion like mushrooms in the shadow of the fit over forty people. Even a little further north in the same area you can see the cave Konsolinas, so named because here was sheltered wife of the French consul when chasing pirates.
The Archaeological Museum of Kimolos hosts archaeological finds from excavations in the Greek, which in antiquity was the city of Kimolos. More specifically, the museum hosts figurines, vases and fragments of pottery of the Geometric and Archaic periods, offerings from tombs and one headstone 7th BC
Folk - Maritime Museum
The Folklore and Maritime Museum of Kimolos is the traditional group of the Castle of Kimolos. The museum exhibits in showcases woven embroideries old age, made by the housewives of the past century, but various traditional everyday objects, such as weighing, glass jars, pottery, old-fashioned dishes, pots and other porcelain. Also created "corners" with specific issues and corresponding images and objects such as the corners of the farmer, the carpenter, the shoemaker, the tailor, the corner of the naval memorial column of the old ship owners, ship paintings and nautical instruments.
Kythnos according to archaeological and anthropological findings inhabited since the 8th millennium BC. Recent paleontological discoveries in position Maroulas near the present baths, found traces of four tombs of the Mesolithic Period, which proves that this was probably the oldest human settlement in the Cyclades. He has also recorded the existence of twenty cyclic structures bifurcated-plates in Slag surrounding mining furnaces and a mine of copper mining in Cape Julie, who belongs to the Cycladic period.
Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum
The Ecclesiastical Museum of the island hosted the church of St. George in Dryopida. In the museum there are several religious artifacts from the Byzantine era and several images that have stood the test of time.
The Folklore Museum hosts Kythnos objects of everyday life on the island over the past years, folk art and traditional costumes. Located in the center of the island, east of Merichas.
Chrysospilia (golden cave) is a unique natural and archaeological monument. This is a difficult to reach cave on the northeast side of the island, with great speleological and archaeological interest. Its length is 300 meters and has two main compartments are linked together through a small corridor. On the first floor of the chamber have been found many Roman tanks and shells, while the second chamber decorated with impressive stalactite formations. The point, however, makes Chrysospilia unique monument of world cultural heritage are the many ancient names that cover the walls and ceiling. The names dating mainly from the 4th BC century and owned by teenagers who arrived here from all parts of Greece. The teenagers who managed to enter the main chamber has labeled their names, leaving traces of their visit. It is assumed that the nature of the visit was to worship and that this difficult task he received a part in a ceremony adulthood. From these many names have been recorded around 400 names of men (women's names are rare), many of which are accompanied by adjectives indicating the place of origin. The Golden-leading stairs were built in antiquity and is known as' Greek stairs. " However, access is difficult and dangerous, especially when strong north wind blows. From the sea, the cave is reached, the visit but not where archaeological research has been completed and there is no infrastructure to access and visit the cave.
Is a traditional rural dwelling (Themonia) of the 19th century, in Ano Meria. Such areas will see the typical rural household, as it operated until the mid 20th century. The Museum was founded and manages the cultural association "Folegandros".
Koufonisia island, historical spots
Based on excavations in "Epano Miloi", archaeologists unearthed important findings pertaining to the early phases of the Cycladic culture. Among the important findings of this period is a frying pot, engraved a nine-rays star.
Also, excavations on the east coast revealed findings of the Hellenistic and Roman times.
The museum Koufonissia will soon operate at the old school and will include exhibits that have been found on the island (mainly in Keros) from prehistoric times until today. Keros is an archaeological site, typical of the Cycladic culture. In this rocky point of the Aegean were discovered the famous statuettes - Symbols of the Early Cycladic Culture, Piper and the Harpist (figurines of musicians), exposed to now in the Archaeological Museum of Athens and is important for the study of religious life of people this season.
The hill Skarkos located in Campo, one of the most fertile areas of Ios. This settlement, with character fort belongs to the Cycladic II period (2700-2400/2300 BC) and is known mainly from the idols of the necropolis. Although it has been plundered for the most part, preserved in excellent condition and helps in better understanding the spread in the Cycladic Early Bronze Age. Its area, big enough for the Cycladic data calculated in the eleven acres. Has perikentriki urban planning, spacious streets, squares and stone, composite or simple two-storey buildings, which demonstrate the complex social organization and stratification. In the same village has found a number of stamped clay rectangular objects, suggesting that residents were using stamps, apparently for the declaration of personal identity.
Ancient City Walls Ios
In the northwestern part of the country lie the ancient city walls of Ios. The parts that have survived show that the ancient city was protected by a strong perimeter wall, almost cyclopean dimensions. The wall is easily visited.
Was located in the country today, the steep hill above the harbor. This position was reinforced by a wall and large parts of which are visible today. There are also segments large building west of the hill and ancient road leading from the port in the ancient city.
The Archaeological Museum is housed in a neoclassical building in the Town, the capital of Ios. The museum includes four galleries. The first room is divided into two sections: in one there is evidence For the natural environment and history of research and the other for the presence of Ios in the Cycladic period. In the second room exhibits relating to the Middle and Late Bronze Age and are mainly from the settlement Skarkoy, while in the next room presents objects relevant to the history of the island until the 7th century. The majority of exhibits these two rooms belonging to the ancient city of Chora (Hora).
Milos island, historical spots
Ancient Filakopi according to archaeological studies is the first city that belongs to Procylcladic season. The ruins are on the road Sclerosis - Apollonia. The archaeological excavations have brought to light finds three different periods, representing all phases of the Cycladic culture. Remains of three cities, one built over the ruins of another. The first city built in the Cycladic period (3rd millennium BC), the second the Middle Cycladic period (2nd millennium BC) and the third city, with obvious influences from the Minoan civilization flourished in the Late Cycladic period (1500 to 1100 BC).
Near the village of Klima discovered the ruins of an ancient theater. Its construction dates back to the Hellenistic era. Visitors to the site can see the auditorium with seven marble stands, the orchestra, the floor of the stage and several architecturally elaborate parties. Within walking distance of the theater was the famous statue of Venus de Milo. The famous statue discovered by chance a farmer in 1820. Today, located in the Louvre.
Founded in 1967, in a building that has a life of about 200 years. By entering our living images are impressive. Unique exhibits reflect the social situation of those years, while the right of the lounge is rare embroideries and woven fabrics of all kinds of weaving. Even we can admire the workplace where the loom, the kitchen of the house, the bedroom, the cellar was used as storage of agricultural products, and the loft which is a historical archive.
In the room on the ground floor is an impressive model that shows how a volcano erupts and the large geological map of the island. There are still bright slides presenting the current mining activity, as well as tools, instruments from earlier work and workshops. On the first floor you will see windows with rocks and minerals from different parts of Greece, showcases the most important current industrial minerals of the island and showcases fossils, volcanic glass, bauxite, alumina and aluminum. Also there is the trunk of a cedar that was in mine bentonite in "Aggeria" in depth of 28 meters and age is estimated at more than 2,000 years.
Serifos island, historical spots
On the road between Country and Great Lawn will see the White Tower, which dates to the years of the Hellenistic period. East of the White Tower stand the ruins of Castle Candy.
The Folklore Museum of Serifos is located in Lower Town and occupies a building of traditional architecture. Founded in 1976 and is owned by the Association of Serifos. In areas of stored objects of daily life in Serifos, most of which are donated by residents themselves. The exhibits include weaving, pottery, porcelain, household utensils and tools, local costumes and other objects, and there Serifiotikou traditional animation house. Also in a separate room a collection of rocks and stones imipolitimon the rich land of Serifos. In the back room of the Museum operates a small outdoor theater of 300 seats in the place where intellectual and artistic events.
The Archaeological Museum of Serifos is located on the Mills in the Country. Houses finds from the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman period from various parts of the island. Special position held by a series of headless statues and a collection of amphorae.
Delos island, historical spots
The whole island is an outdoor museum that bears monuments 5,000 years. Ruins of temples, shrines, markets, theaters, gyms and homes, show the greatness of this religious and cultural center of the Aegean. Delos declared World Culture Heritage Site and was put under the protection of UNESCO.
The archaeological Museum of Delos is one of the most important museums in Greece. Delos and Rineia are protected by the Ministry of Culture and anchorage or overnight stays are not allowed without authorization.
Ancient Delos is the gem of Mykonos. Nothing compares with the impact of seeing the sun set over ancient Delos. The admirable deserted place has been changed in an entire city with streets and market, public buildings, luxurious houses and shops. The historical elements are obvious in the city, temples, cisterns and mosaics compose the unique picture combining the ancient beauty with the modern life. The setting is drenched in the light cast by the god Apollo as the ruins of the ancient city spread between Kynthos Hill and the ancient harbour with its pristine waters, creating the impression that the city was just recently abandoned.
Do not forget to visit: the avenue of Lions, the Cleopatra's House, the House of Dionysus, the House of Masks, the Temple of Isis, the Mount Kynthos.
Donoussa island, historical spots
Donoussa has a total length of 13 km ². Kilometers and is located east of Naxos and north of Amorgos. The soil, rocky and irregular, forming many bays, among which created small beaches.
Stavros, harbor and capital city, located in the southern part of Donousa. The other four villages are Kalotaritissa, Troulos, Messaria and Mersini. The island has been inhabited since ancient times. Roman times the island was used as a place of exile, and in medieval times was a haven for pirates. Visit the Cave Wall located northwest of the island, the remnants of geometric neighborhoods and churches of the Holy Cross, the Virgin and St. John.