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Archaeological Site of Phylakopi

Last Update: Jul 2012
Archaeological site, Cultural heritage FYLAKOPI , MILOS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22870 21620 , Fax: +30 22870 21620
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0800-1500
01Nov - 31May Mon-Sun, 0830-1500

Archaeological Site of Phylakopi - Photo Gallery

Archaeological Site of Phylakopi - Overview

  It is one of the most important settlements of the prehistoric Aegean, whose life lasted for almost two millennia (3300-1100 BC). The remains of the third architectural phase show strong Minoan influence, while in the fourth period, Mycenaean influence prevails.
  Excavations of the site began in 1896-1899 by the British School of Archaeology at Athens and were continued in the years 1911, 1963, and 1974-1977. Restoration work has been carried out by the 21st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.
The most important monuments at the site are:
- The imposing "cyclopean" wall of the settlement, built with large volcanic blocks.
- The area of the sanctuary
- The "megaron"

Archaeological Site of Phylakopi - Map

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Ancient monuments • Walls / Cyclopean walls (Mycenaean walls, 13th c. BC) / Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC • Tombs / Early Cycladic period, 3200-2000 BC / Middle Cycladic period, 2000-1600 BC
Prehistoric settlement • Bronze Age, 3200-1050 BC

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