Naxos Prehistoric Acropolis

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Location: Panermos

The stone settlement of the Prehistoric Panormos Acropolis  dates back to 2500 BC and consisted of 20 room spaces circled by a fortification that featured five towers.
It was discovered in 1963 by archaeologist C. Ntoumas, who was also in charge of the excavations in Akrotiri, Santorini.

A magnificent achievement for its time, this settlement signifies the transition from the farming period to the hierarchical society, where the formation of the urban character began to take place.

Thus, those findings reflect a momentous leap forward as they document the social evolution within not only the Naxian but the whole Greek community.

Relevant findings of the later Mycenaean period also lie in the archaeological site of Grotta in Chora.
The location is endowed with an exceptional view, too.

How to get there

The Prehistoric Acropolis is located in Panermos Village.

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 directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, 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 the Prehistoric Acropolis and many other places of interest at their own pace.



1 Reviews
  • Julie 24 Dec 2022
    Acropolis Of Korfari

    Admittedly, there’s not much left here, but I still loved this site for its amazing history. I also loved the stunning drive down the hairpin turns from Apiranthos to get here!