It seems that here, people venerated the goddess by worshipping a wooden statue of her image, which was believed to have been “heaven sent” rather than constructed by human hands. The temple of Tavropolio was one of the first built to Artemis in ancient times. Unfortunately, only ruins of the temple exist today, particularly the floor. Several calcified marble artefacts can still be found scattered around the area. Additionally, the remains of a limestone kiln have been unearthed, in which fragments of the ancient temple had been burned in order to be used as building material for the construction of Christian churches during the years of its expansion throughout the region.
Many findings suggest that Nas was the main settlement of the island during a specific period in antiquity. At its height, its harbour stretched from the beach and continued deep into the Halari Gorge. The ancient waterfront of the harbour and iron stakes where boats were once tied, can still be seen today.