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Vroutsis, Amorgos, Cyclades,South Aegean

Acropolis of Arkesini

  
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Acropolis of Arkesini
Location:
On a rocky hill on the coast of the SW side of Amorgos island, north from the village Vroutsis
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Amorgos
• Vroutsis
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 75 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Antiquity  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An ancient acropolis which maintained its defensive role until the Venetian period of Amorgos (until 1537).

It is located on a rocky hill above the sea, north of the village Vroutsi at the NW side of the island of Amorgos.

There have been many findings on the rock from the classical period, as well as from the cycladic, the Roman, the Hellenistic and the middle-Byzantine periods. There are also ruins of Venetian buildings and fortifications.

There is a small church on the rock dedicated to Panagia Kastriani (Virgin Mary of the Castle)


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Access
Approach to the monument:
A path from Vroutsi leads to the foot of the hill after a 45min hike.
Entrance:
Free entrance


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