At Korfari Hill, above Panermos beach in the southern part of Naxos, excavations brought to light a prehistoric acropolis, whose remains are of outstanding importance. But there is not much to see there.
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The stone settlement dates back at 25000 BC and consisted of 20 room spaces, circled by fortification that featured five towers.
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, these findings reflect a momentous leap forward as they document the social evolution within not only the Naxian but also the Greek community.
Relevant findings of the later Mycenaean period can be found also in the archaeological site of Grotta, in Chora.
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 book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 15 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Prehistoric Acropolis and many other places of interest at their own pace.