Saturday, 18 November 2017

Archaeological site of palamari

In Palamari, which is located on the northeastern coast of Skyros, 13 km northwest of the town of Skyros,  a settlement with a big historical meaning is set.  It  is a very well-fortified  port, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Early and Middle Bronze Aegean period (2500 - 1800 BC).

Excavations have revealed remains of buildings and roads, and there is evident of the organized planning of the settlement. On the village beach there are still traces and remains of the port, which had commercial contacts with the Cyclades, eastern mainland Greece, Evia and the Northeastern Aegean Sea.

The settlement had an organized urban planning, with streets, mains and impressive houses. In rooms and courtyards stone terraces, fireplaces, furnaces and shaped floor were found. Numerous pottery, stone tools and utensils, bone tools, metal utensils, obsidian processing residues and local flint were also found. Most of the findings of Palamari are exhibited in a special showcase at the Archaeological Museum of Skyros. The remains of the wall and its design indicate that the settlement was well fortified, enhanced with massive U-shaped bastions, rampart, moat and stone dam.

This kind of fortification appeared in the Aegean Sea around 2300 BC. Definitely, it is worth visiting the archaeological site of Palamari since it offers you the opportunity to see  the structure and organization of this ancient settlement closely. Within   walking distance from the archaeological site, the beautiful beach of Palamari is located.

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