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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
ANCIENT MINOA
The remains of ancient Minoa, one of the three ancient towns in Amorgos, are located 3km from the port of Katapoles, in the south bank of the hill.
According to the archaeological findings Minoa was inhabited since the Neolithic times. This is shown from the remains of residences and other findings (idols made of clay, arrows, etc.).
Other findings show the continuance of life during Copper time. The excavations brought into light the remains of a settlement from Historic times. This settlement is dated from the 11 century BC found by Ion colonists. There are no remains of buildings from geometrical times because of the constant inhabitant of the settlement. But there are remains of a marble temple from Hellenistic times built in the 3rd century BC.
All these findings give us information for the civilization that flourished in the island. Ancient Minoa was inhabited till Roman times when its residents started to move towards the port until it was totally abandoned.

ANCIENT EGIALI
Near Tholaria, in position Vigla, we see the remains of ancient Aegiali. In this region have been found important structural remains and inscriptions carved in rocks. Thus, the excavations are not set yet in the region that, as it is known, the ancient town was located. Near Vigla are the remains of Towers from Hellenistic times.

ANCIENT ARKESINI
In Kato Meria, in the south part of the island, are located the remains of ancient town Arkesini. Systematic excavations haven't been conducted either in this archaeological site. There have only been discovered findings accidentally that are now kept in the Archaeological Collection Of Amorgos'. From these findings it is obvious that the town flourished during Classic and Hellenistic times. Part of the wall is saved and other buildings.
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