Mykonos Ancient Ftelia

Location: Ftelia

The Neolithic Settlement of Ftelia in Mykonos: The Neolithic settlement at the site of Ftelia dates to approximately the 5th millennium BC. The site of Ftelia, covering about half a hectare, is located at the northern part of Mykonos Island. A tomb at the site is believed to be of the ancient Iliad hero Ajax the Locrian. Even though there were occasional interruptions, the excavations went till 2000 and revealed many valuable findings.

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There are four levels of settlements identified so far of which some are almost destroyed due to natural decay. The initial periods of the settlement were found at the top of the hill, as the building of Megaron has been excavated there. This structure directed north-south is an important finding and has its walls 1.5m high, intact still today.

The findings of the extended excavations are mainly of different kinds of potteries and other artifacts belonging to various periods of time. The earlier pottery vases were plain but then came the black painted and decorated ones that might have been made with some intelligent techniques. Obsidian tools that had probably been used for hunting, fishing, and fighting were also discovered.

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How to get there

Ancient Ftelia is located next to Ftelia beach.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Mykonos transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 559 7854, 0030 22890 22400 or book your taxi online.

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