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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

SESKLO

Tel .: 2421085960.
Hours: Open every day except Mondays from 8:30 to 15:00 in the summer and from 8:30 to 15:00 in the winter.
Automatic guided touring system in Greek and English.

Near the present village of Sesklo, about 8 km west of Volos, the prehistoric settlement of Sesklo developed on the hill "Kastraki". The settlement is one of the oldest found in Europe and was inhabited for the first time in the middle of the 7th millennium. Excavations in the area brought up a Neolithic settlement, which in the 5th millennium acquired an unprecedented area with small houses and narrow streets, often forming squares.

The inhabitants had developed a remarkable culture, characterized by written ceramics, improved baking technique and the extensive use of stone or obsidian tools.

 

DIMINI

Tel .: 2421085960.
Hours: Open every day except Mondays from 8:30 to 15:00 in the summer and from 8:30 to 15:00 in the winter.
Automatic guided touring system in Greek and English.

Neolithic Dimini
The Neolithic settlement of Dimini is located 5 km from Volos, at the north-western outskirts of the current Dimini village. It was inhabited from the end of the 5th millennium until the end of the Bronze Age. The architectural relics that extend over the hill give us the image of an organized Neolithic community that presents a unique architectural element: the six stone-built enclosures that were built in pairs around the settlement.

Mycenaean Dimini
In 1980, in the SE of the hill with the Neolithic remains, an important Mycenaean settlement was discovered. This city, according to newer views, is identified with Iolkos, the home of Jason. Eight independent private homes have been uncovered since the settlement. Also, the foundations of a large Mycenaean mansion, which was in a hegemonic position with full supervision of the Pagasitic Gulf, as well as two vaulted tombs of the kings of Iolkos, are preserved.

ANCIENT DIMITRIADA

Tel .: 2421088091.
Hours: 8: 30-14: 30 throughout the year from Monday to Friday
The ancient city of Demetrias, one of the largest cities of antiquity, occupies the spacious area in the south of the bay of Volos, across from the modern city. It was founded by Dimitrios Poliorketis in 294 BC and for some time it was the capital of the Macedonian state.
Among the most important public buildings that have been discovered and excavated, the ancient theater, the palace, the basilica of Damokratia and the remnants of the Roman aqueduct, known as teeth, occupy a prominent place.
The extent of Ancient Demetrias, the importance of the monuments and its location near the modern city of Volos made it possible to create a model archaeological park that highlights and exploits the archaeological site as a whole.

 

NEW AGHIALOS (FTHIOTIDES THIVES)

Tel .: 2428076468 & 2428077057.
Hours: 7: 30-15: 00 every day throughout the year.

In the area where the city of Nea Anchialos spreads, Fthiotides Thivas developed, one of the most important centers of Early Christian and Byzantine Thessaly. Among the most important finds in the area are preserved sections of Early Christian temples, chronologically placed in the 5th and 6th AD. century.

The remnants of these early Christian churches and other public buildings and baths of the city are distinguished by magnificent mosaic floors, which are preserved in a particularly good condition.