Dimini & Sesklo

Dimini & Sesklo

ABOUT DIMINI

The large and well-organized prehistoric settlement of Dimini sits on a low hill overlooking the Pagasitikos gulf, northwest of the village of Dimini, five kilometres from the city of Volos. It is the most important settlement of the Late Neolithic period and one of the best known in Greece. Dimini and Sesklo are the most systematically excavated Neolithic sites in Thessaly and provide valuable information on prehistoric architecture and economic organization. Dimini’s location made it ideal for habitation and accounts for its longevity (Late Neolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age). Today Dimini is three kilometres from the sea, but in the fifth millennium BC it was located only one kilometre from the coastline, which gave it easy access to the maritime trade routes of the Central Aegean. It was also surrounded by fertile flatlands suitable for agriculture and animal husbandry.
Phone number for more information:
+30 24210 85960
+30 24210 25285
+30 24210 28563

 

About Sesklo

 

The ruins of one of the most important Neolithic Greek and European settlements are located on Kastraki Hill, near the modern village of Sesklo. The site, named after a Neolithic culture found in Thessaly, was inhabited from the Early Neolithic period (seventh millennium BC) to the Middle Bronze Age, although it flourished mainly in the Middle Neolithic period (fifth millennium BC). Judging by the longevity of the prehistoric settlement, the choice of site was auspicious. Indeed, it has all the characteristics that the early settlers were looking for: deep seasonal streams with abundant water supply, lowland crops, hills and the sea nearby.

Phone number for more information:

+30 24210 25285

+30 24210 28563


 

Category: Trips
Interest: Ancient Greece
January 08, 2022
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