Prehistoric settlement that flourished during the period 3200-1450 BC. and was destroyed by powerful earthquakes. It was one of the most important cultural centers of the Aegean with a strong commercial activity along the coast of Attica and the Aegean. Residences of Early Cycladic phase (2500-2000 BC), fortification wall with entrance gate to the settlement, base of a tower of protection and sanctuary from the middle Bronze Age (2000-1600 BC), as well as remnants of water supply and drainage network of the settlement and the house of lord, dating to the Late Bronze Age (1600-1450 BC), during which the settlement enjoyed great economic growth. The site’s most important finds, including the clay statues of female figures, are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Kea in Ioulida.
Location: Kea, Vourkari, Harbor of Aghios Nikolaos Period: Prehistoric, 3200 B.C.-1450 B.C. How to get there: By boat to the port of Agios Nikolaos. / By Road from Korissia. Information for visitors: Tο visit of the site of Agia Irini, please contact the Archaeological Museum of Kea, tel .: +30 22880 22079. What it’s worth to see: The site’s most important finds, including the clay statues of female figures, are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Kea in Ioulida. Link to official visiting information