Archaeology in Central Evia


Within the last two centuries, prehistoric settlements dating before 3000 BC have been unearthed here, as well as numerous artefacts from a variety of regions and cultures, confirming that Amarynthos was an important trading centre during ancient times.
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The small, unassuming seaside town of Eretria along the coast of the Evian Gulf is the home of one of the most significant and expansive archaeological sites throughout Greece today.
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Within the site of Lefkanti, the Monument of “House of Toumba” is one of the largest structures which date back to the so called “Dark Ages” of Greece.
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Prehistoric settlements and artefacts including a trove of pottery, weapons and tools have been found at this location about 15 klm East of Evia’s capital city, Halkida.
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Ruins found on the hill of Kastri within the Potamias region reveal that the area was inhabited sporadically from the Neolithic era until the 6th century AD.
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The archaeological site of Lefkanti at Xeropoli located between Halkida and Eretria has helped shed light on life during the so called “dark ages” of Greece.
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Recently discovered in 1995, these Roman Baths lie just outside the town of Aliveri near the thermal power station at Karavos.
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Aulis or “Avlida” as it’s known in Greek was where one of the most dramatic scenes throughout Homer’s Iliad took place. After killing a sacred deer of the Goddess Artemis, the leader of the Greek forces Agamemnon could not set sail for Troy due to a lack of wind.
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Throughout the last century, fascinating finds just outside the modern seaside town of Kymi have revealed sites of settlement dating back to 1900 BC.
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Within the small village of Katakalos just outside the town of Aliveri, stands the best-preserved Mycenaean tomb throughout all of Evia.
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In the area of Messapia, traces of Neolithic settlements have been found, which contained a significant amount of pottery and other wares. Within the site there are also ruins dating back to the Mycenaean era.
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