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Amorgos - Ancient Minoa Ancient Minoa
On the hill above the port of Katapola, are the ruins of ancient Minoa, one of the three ancient cities of Amorgos, where according to tradition, was the summer palace of Minos.

The ruins of ancient Minoa came to light in 1837 after the excavations of Ludwig Ross and the excavations carried out by the 1888 French Archaeological School, who revealed the best preserved buildings and inscriptions (most of which are kept today in the Archaeological Museum of Syros), while more systematic excavations began in 1981 by the Athens Archaeological Society, where new information about the city added.

Today are available, parts of the city wall, the gymnasium, the stadium and the temple of Dionysus, while at the same site found traces of human presence dating back to 4000 BC a first Cycladic era cemetery and a vaulted Mycenaean tomb. The site is open daily, in the morning and in the afternoon, from here you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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