The Archaeological Site of Agios Andreas

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The Archaeological Site of Agios Andreas

The archaeological site of the Mycenaean Citadel of Agios Andreas, which has been awarded in 2012 as an "excellent example of display and enhancement of archaeological remains" by the European organization Europa Nostra, is one of the most important archaeological sites of Sifnos.

The archaeological findings here show that the place has been constantly inhabited from the Mycenaean to the Hellenistic times. The excavations have brought into light a big part of the Mycenaean wall of the 12th century B.C. in that wall there are ruins of five buildings, which were possibly residences.

At the entrance of the archaeological site there is a museum, which hosts the findings that were discovered during excavations.

You will find the Citadel on the way to Vathi, on the hill of Agios Andreas, which is situated on your right, a little bit after the Monastery of Firogia (16th century). On the hill of Agios Andreas there is the homonymous church (St. Andrew), which dates back to 1701.