This intriguing place is considered to be the oldest archaeological site in Greece. Not far from the village of Agios Georgios and near the Louros River, excavations unearthed the remains of a stone axe which may date back to the Lower Palaeolithic period as early as 250,000 BC. Researchers believe that the location of the site near the Louros River and the fertile plains surrounding it allowed early humans to flourish here. Additional artefacts have been found from more recent periods suggesting that the site was continually inhabited for more than 100,000 years. Another interesting feature is the characteristic reddish tint of the rocks and soil in the area as Kokkinopilos translates into “red clay.”

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