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ARCHAELOGICAL SITES
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF PALEOPOLIS
In the west part of island, 17km from Chora, is located the significant archaeological site of Andros. It is the remains of ancient Paleopolis, which was the capital of Andros from archaic times to Protobyzantine period.
According to the findings the city was structured in the beginnings of the 5th century BC. The yard of the city is saved almost complete. The market of the ancient city was in the coast. In the east side was the ancient port, whose remains are still sank in the bottom of the sea.
From the remains of structures brought in the light (residences, theaters, temples, etc.) and sculptures, it seems that the city flourished financially and culturally.
These findings are hosted in the Archaeological museum of Paleopolis. Among them distinguish the sculptures: Kori of Copenhagen and the marble complex of Pegasus and Vellerefonti dated from the 6th century BC.

GEOMETRICAL SETTLEMENT OF ZAGORA
In the west part of Andros, in the peninsula of Zagora, were discovered the remains of the homonym geometrical settlement.
This ancient settlement is located in an abrupt plateau and the older remains of the structures are dated from the 10th century BC to the 8th BC. The settlement was embattled and entering was through a big gate. The residences of the settlement were made of schist and consisted from a cohesive rectangle space. There was a separate room for restoring with stones
Inside the walls were found the remains of a temple, built during the 8th century BC and functioned until classic times, although the settlement was no longer inhabited.
In the Archaeological museum of Chora you will see the findings from excavations in the settlement and restoration of a residence and the temple.

NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT OF STROFILA
It is located in the homonym peninsula close to Stavropeda. It is the remains of the biggest neolithic settlement found in Aegean islands and dates back to the 3rd millenium. It had strong fortifications and dense structure.

HELLENISTIC TOWER OF AGIOS PETROS
This tower is dated from the 3rd-4th BC. Its base is of 9,40m diameter and it is roofed under a dome tearn apart that doesn’t connect to the rest of the floors.
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