Ancient Tour
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Follow a long line of traces left by conquerors, cultures and civilizations that have tiled the cultural path of the island from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
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Ancient Tour

Follow a long line of traces left by conquerors, cultures and civilizations that have tiled the cultural path of the island from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.

Start the tour at the Cyclopean Walls of ancient Krani, made of gigantic rocks that are believed to have been placed from mythical one-eyed creatures, the Cyclops, witness an ancient civilization existence from the 7th – 6th BC century. Then find the ruins of the Ancient Acropolis of Sami, evidence defensive architecture and extensive fortification of the city dating back to the Classical and Hellenistic era (5th- 2nd century BC) while the Mazarakata Mycenaean Cemetery and the golden findings in the carved chamber tombs indicate the existence of wealthy Mycenaean people.

The Tholos tomb at Tzanata, the largest beehive-shaped tomb in the Ionian, is considered to be a royal grave as golden jewelry, royal seals and precious stones were found. There have been claims that this was the burial place of Odysseus himself.

And for your latest stops, late antiquity found the island occupied by the Roman Empire, as is clearly witnessed by the relics of the Roman Villa in Skala and the Roman cemetery in Fiscardo.

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