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Tours in the archaeological site at Antikythera (news)06/08/2016 |
From the 6th until the 21st of August 2016, on the island of Antikythera will be present the team who carries out the excavation at the archaeological site of “Kastro”. A whole fortified city of 150 acres dated from the 4th century until the 1st century BC is preserved there. The fortification walls can be seen in all their length and in many places they are 9m high. The island was part of the piracy activity network the Cretan cities had developed during the Hellenistic period. The city was destroyed during the Roman-Cretan war, covered by the Romans as a campaign “against piracy” in 69-67 BC. At the beginning of this war a ship, carrying the worldwide known “Antikythera Mechanism” and many important sculptures sank off the coast of the island. This shipwreck, found in 1900, is today’s world renowned “Antikythera shipwreck”.
Guardian: Is Kythira the perfect Greek island? (news)04/09/2015 |
Andrew Bostock has spent much of his life living in and writing guidebooks on Greece but in Kythira – with its gorges, waterfalls and perfect beaches – he’s finally found the idyll he has always dreamed of.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to Visit Kythera and Antikythera (news)02/10/2014 |
On Sunday, October 5, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will visit the area of the famous Antikythera shipwreck. The trip comes as a group of Greek, American and Swiss researchers map the the ancient shipwreck’s immediate environs. The international team, which has already started geophysical searches using metal detectors, aims to complete its survey by October 15.
Silence by Aliki Rgou (events)It is there where voices, noises, and echoes of worthless battles of futiledomination all cease.The course of self-realization and the approach of the divine can be charted in the realm of undisturbed tranquility.