Archaeology


The area of Almyropotamos is one of Greece’s most important Paleolithic sites. Hundreds of animal bones, teeth and fossils which paleontologists date back to 15 million years ago have been found literally piled in layers one over the other.
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Some of Evia’s most fascinating archaeological sites are the famous Drakospita located at various locations throughout the southern region of the island.
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Located just below the impressive Castello Rosso, the remnants of Karystos’ ancient acropolis can still be seen today. Though little remains, an impressive amount of inscriptions were found here.
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Sitting atop of Mt. Myteri, the ancient quarries of Styra look over today’s city and out to sea. There are still ancient roads leading up to where marble was transferred down the mountain and onto ships or other means of transport.
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The tomb of a well-known Roman leader can be found in the centre of Karystos. The medallion on the structure’s wall features a depiction of the man buried. The impressive structure is made of marble and dates back to the 2nd century AD.
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Just a few hundred metres in from Karystos’ port lays this impressive white marble temple honouring Apollo. Built during the 4th century BC, it was maintained throughout the Roman Period as well, and is still in relatively good condition.
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Just outside the village of Zarakes, archaeologists uncovered a series of buildings and tombs which are believed to have made up an important centre of worship to the god Apollo from the Geometric age until the Roman era.
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