The story begins when in the Frachthi cave of Argolida the archeological hoe brought to light obsidian debris, a volcanic glass-like material used by the man of the 9th millennium BC. for the manufacturing of tools and weapons. This rock turned out to be coming from Milos Cycladic island! A discovery that marks the emergence of navigation in the Aegean and becomes the occasion for an archaeological debate over the places where the sailors of the time originated from.
Aegean islands, Cyclades
- Obsidian’s sea route!
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The island is known from the famous masterpiece statue Venus de Milo (now in the Louvre museum). Milos is a volcanic island offering breathtaking white stone beaches and rocky wild moon-like landscapes in the south, a great sunset, mineral springs, rich mineral extractions dating from the Neolithic period, the Catacombs, the ancient city of Fylakopi -one of the most important Prehistoric settlements in the Cyclades, a castle and plenty of Byzantine churches!
The largest uninhabited island of the Aegean, a volcanic rock of the Plio-Pleistocene age, is a geological and ecological paradise with emerald waters, a mine, an old lighthouse and a lot of pirates’ stories.
A small impressive volcanic island with emerald waters, tranquil atmosphere, unspoilt landscapes, natural sculptures, shelter of the Mediterranean seals monachus-monachus, an underwater ancient city, a medieval castle full of thrills, make Kimolos so attractive.
The Mycenaean acropolis of Aghios Andreas, the old capital Kastro of the island, ancient mines, the medieval chapels, the 65 pigeons houses, a gastronomic paradise, the traditional ceramic workshops, and last but not least the refreshing blue waters make Sifnos a really authentic destination.
The island of mines has probably the most beautiful medieval ‘Chora’ (main village) of the Cyclades up the hill with astonishing view, a relaxing atmosphere, wild beaches, interesting hiking trails, monuments of industrial archaeology, old monasteries, two impressive castles and a lot of storytelling.
This beautiful cycladic island untouched by the passage of time was first inhabited in the Mesolithic period [9000-8000BC] as the outdoor settlement of Maroulas document. Whitewashed houses, stone windmills, an open air museum at Apokrousi, a byzantine pathway to the castle of Oria and the thermal spring of Loutra are some of the best parts of Kythnos.
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