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Mycenaean Acropolis of Agios Andreas

Last Update: Nov 2013

Europa Nostra Award 2012

Archaeological site, Cultural heritage APOLLONIA , SIFNOS , GREECE
Agios Andreas Hill, 84003 APOLLONIA , SIFNOS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22840 31488
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Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0800-1500
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0800-1500
  The Mycenaean acropolis lies on the top of a hill, known as the "Kastro tou Ai-Dria" (St. Andrew's Castle). The site was discovered in 1899 by the archaeologist Christos Tsountas and excavated in 1970-80 by the Ephor of Antiquities Varvara Philippaki, who brought to light a large section of the acropolis.
  The excavations uncovered a large section of the Mycenaean wall, reinforced with eight rectangular towers, which surrounded the acropolis in the 12th century BC. In the Geometric period (8th century BC) a simple circuit wall and a large tower were added, and two gateways were opened. Inside the enclosed area, excavations have brought to light the ruins of at least five buildings, probably houses, one of which certainly dates from the Mycenaean period. The rest were most likely used in the 8th century BC.

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 3250148, 210 3310966, Fax: 210 3215897, E-mail: kaepka@culture.gr
    21st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Athens
  • Auxiliaries tel. information contact:, Tel.: 22840 31022, Fax: 22840 31022
    Archaeological Museum of Sifnos

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Cultural Heritage • Europa Nostra Award
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Ancient monuments • Walls (Mycenaean palatial period, 1400-1200 BC)(Geometric period, 1025-700 BC)• Houses (Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC)(Geometric period, 1025-700 BC)
Acropolis • Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC

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