Mykonos Ancient Ftelia

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Location: Ftelia

The Neolithic settlement at the site of Ftelia in Mykonos dates to approximately the 5th millennium BC.
The site, covering about half a hectare, is located in the northern part of the 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.

There are four structural levels identified so far, of which the latest is almost eaten away due to natural decay. The building of Megaron on top of the hill is the oldest and most important structure of the settlement. It is directed north-south and has walls 1.4 m high.

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

How to get there

Ancient Ftelia is located next to Ftelia Beach.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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 at the following numbers: 0030 694 764 1474, 0030 22890 22400, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Ancient Ftelia and many other places of interest at their own pace.



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