Archaeological site of Halandriani

Location: Halandriani   

Syros Chaladriani: Consisting mainly of a cemetery belonging to the Early Cycladic period, the archaeological site of Chaladriani was discovered by Christos Tsountas in 1895, who also discovered the archaeological site of Kastri which is located quite close by.

The site is unique and quite interesting, as the graves discovered were corbelled and also included a lot of wealthy items, such as vessels looking like frying pans, with representations of ships on them. These artifacts have been put up on display at the Syros museum and are worth a watch.

The 500 graves and the items found here throw light on life during the Early Cycladic period between 2700 and 2000 B.C. It is believed by many that at Platy Vouni, located nearby, there is a cave in which the great philosopher and historian Pherekides resided, who was also the teacher of Pythagoras.

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