ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF KASTRI POTAMIAS

Distance: 7.6 km

On the volcanic hill of Ag. Nicholas, whose current name is “Kastri”,there is the citadel of ancient Kimi. The oldest traces of habitation in Kastri date back to the Neolithic Age (4th millennium BC). The settlement is surrounded by a strong fortification wall consisting of semi-worked blocks, built in the irregular polygonal system. During the excavations, there were fund a metallurgical kiln, tiles, clay weaving weights, clay figurines, myelolothic fragments, bronze coins, metallic objects, stone castings, inscribed ceramics and rough stones with engraved symbols or letters, whose interpretation remains problematic. Finally, there was a plethora of copper coins, most of which belong to the Euboic League and date back to the 3rd century. B.C.

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