This Neolithic settlement had been discovered in the area of Stavropeda, on the west coast of the island. It is the largest settlement of the Final Neolithic period found in the Aegean and extends over an area of about 25000-30000 m2. The settlement was brought to light by the excavations of the 11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. They revealed a wall of 100 m. length, up to 2 m. height and 1.60-2.00 m. width, as well as impressive clay pots, jars, pots, stone tools, arrowheads, jewelry, figurines, bronze objects, etc. The settlement dates back to around 4000 BC and is characterized as the largest and best preserved Neolithic settlement of the Aegean. It was densely built-up with early urban structures, involving proportional social coordination. The carved rock shapes representing animals, fish, etc. are impressive, while the ship representations prove that Cycladites were wandering the seas since then.
Location: At the area of Stavropeda, in the center of the west side of the island, in Strofilas mountain plain.
How to get there: The site is not organised and you can get there only on foot. Follow the road right of Stavropeda and then left, towards the path that leads to the mountain plain.