Sesklo Archaeological Site

The impressive Neolithic settlement of Sesklo was discovered at the end of the 19th century. Through years of continued excavations and research, it was established that the settlement was one of the main Neolithic settlements in all of Greece, as well as the rest of Europe.

Sesklo Archaeological Site

The settlement developed on the hill of Kastraki, and was inhabited from the mid 7th century to the 4th millenium B.C. The settlement covered an area of at least 100,000 sq.meters during the Middle Neolithic period. Still visible today are the stone foundations of blocks of houses on the Kastraki hill.

Many unique and interesting findings were discovered at the site including pottery dating from the Middle Neolithic period. Stone tools were also discovered, giving an important insight into the way that these civilizations lived and worked.

The site is one of extreme interest, and all visitors to the region should try to pay a visit to the archaeological site. Opening hours for the archaeological site are from 08.00 but closing times vary over the seasons.

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Location of the Archaeological Site of Sesklo

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