Ancient Zagora in Andros, Greece
Andros Sights & Monuments - Just a 45-minute walk along the footpath, starting at Stavropeda, can take you to the peninsula of Ancient Zagora in Andros, Greece. This beautiful route is marked with signposts and leads to the most extensive and well-studied excavation area on the island. Ancient Zagora's historical significance is significant, as it was one of the earliest organized settlements discovered from the "dark" transitory period (1050–1000 BC). Established in the 10th century BC and abandoned by the end of the 8th century BC, the settlement was protected by a 110-meter-long, 3-meter-high, and 2-4.80-meter-thick wall at the narrow peninsula pass. A large gate served as the entrance. Inside the community was a sanctum founded in the 8th century BC and used until classical times. The houses were built from schist with dirt roofing, consisting of an oblong chamber with a central fireplace, a separate storage area, and a stable with a courtyard. Visit Ancient Zagora in Andros, Greece, and discover the historical significance of this fascinating settlement.
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