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“A piece of history” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Agios Andreas Acropolis & Museum

Agios Andreas Acropolis & Museum
Ranked #9 of 28 things to do in Sifnos
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Owner description: An acropolis built at the top of this hill and excavated during the 20th century. Dates from as early as the 13th century BC. Small museum at the entrance of the site.
Lisbon, Portugal
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“A piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

The ruins are very well preserved and you'll have a wonderfull view from the top of the hill. The climb is an easy one (from the car parking, there is a longer path but we did't used it) thou I would not advise a walk during the hottest hours of the day.
The small museum has some interesting pieces and gives you a detailed explanaition of the history of the place and of the island. The small church on the top of the hill is open (you'll just have to open the door).
Attention the place closes at 14:00PM.

Visited September 2012
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Cuq Toulza, France
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“The most important archeological site in Sifnos!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

You can get there on foot by climbing up the hill (an easy 30 min walk from the main road to Vathy) or drive all the way up to the top! I prefer to walk up the hill and enjoy the smell of sage and thyme as I go up! (and the views over the Sifnos, Paros and the other islands...)
The visitor passes first from the little museum with all the necessary information that helps to understant the place and its history and then a short walk through the stone paved path to the walled town. There are signs all over the place explaining what is what (you can only see the foundations of the buildings as well as the streets and squares) . The views from the top are breathtaking!!!. Do not forget to visit the little church of Agios Andreas. (if you are around at the end of November do not forget to go to the panigiri (religious festival) with traditional food, local wine and traditional music and dancing!!!)

Visited November 2011
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Hiking from Katavati to Acropolis and Agios Andreas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

From Apollonia you take the central pedestrian street and go south to Katavati. You pass the magnificent Angelloktisti church (at your right). On the map the church appears as PANAGHIA Katakopi, but this is a mistake. Fifty meters after you go right, following the direction Profitis Ilias. You cross the asphalt, turn a bit to the right and just before the carpenter you take the hiking path to Pr. Ilias. You go uphill, around the mountain Ghadhinelia (437m) and at the first path you see at your left you follow it up to Aghii Anargiri church. Then you see the Acropolis and its (very nice) museum. The whole complex (the Acropolis, the museum, the church, the view) is stunning. You can return from the western part, just in front of the church and take the asphalt road back to Katavati.

The hiking, with a couple of stops, takes between 2 and 3 hours and is not difficult. You can do it all year round but in summer it is better to start before 8.00.

Visited April 2012
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