Agios Andreas Acropolis & Museum

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Agios Andreas Acropolis & Museum

Agios Andreas Acropolis & Museum
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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.
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Sini K
Espoo, Finland19 contributions
Amazing view
Sep 2019
We visited the Acropolis and the Museum in September 2019. It was a low season. We walked the path up to the hill. The nearest entrance to the Acropolis was already closed, so we needed to walk around the mountain top. The museum was a pleasant surprise. Alot of useful information. I hoped that the museum shop would have been open. And the view was magnificent. You could see both harbours Kastro and Platis Gialos and just imagine how it could have been in earlier times. Worth to visit. There is a quite nice path back through Kativati to Apollonia.
Written September 18, 2019
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Vasilis T
Athens, Greece87 contributions
Nice surprise
Jul 2019 • Solo
This small archeological site is very interesting and offers a better understanding of the history of the island. It also offers great panoramic views. With a 2 Euro ticket and easy access by car, I think everybody can spend a short visit there.
Written July 22, 2019
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GadgetFan
North Branford, CT253 contributions
Views are extraordinary
Jun 2019 • Couples
Very interesting place dating back to Bronze Age or before. Beautiful monastery there and fabulous views. Would definitely visit if in Sifnos.
Written June 29, 2019
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland19,411 contributions
a Mycenaean citadel
Jul 2018 • Family
The last time I had been to this place, there was just the Agios Andreas chapel on top of an overgrown hill with some scattered ruins in between.. When I went up this summer with two of my teenage grandchildren and my wife, I could see that a lot of work had been done in the meantime. Now it is an excavated site, fenced in and with an attached museum. There are opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday between 8am - 3pm, and there is an entrance fee of 2 €. With the restauration work also a road was built, coming from a southerly direction.

Part of the fun though is to go to the acropolis by foot and to do a round trip. A classical point to start is the bus stop in Apollonia, from where one walks up through Katavati village and then crosses the outer road to get to the path, which also leads to places like Vathy beach, to the remote chapel of Pagania toso Nero or to the islands's highest peak, the Profit Ilias with remains of a monastery.

After 15 minutes on this path one branches off to the left, passing the open Agii Anargyroi Ftochiani chapel till the parking area at the end of the tarred road is reached. A short path with flagstones now takes one to the excavation site.

There is no need to go back the same way, since another, steeper path goes down on the eastern flank of the hill to the road to Vathy, which one crosses to then either go left past Panagia Vryssis monastery back via Exambela village to Apollonia, or - as we did this time - follow a beautiful path down to the beach of Apokofto and then to the bus stop at Faros.
Written January 22, 2019
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greektraveller2017
Athens, Greece89 contributions
An excellent archeological site with a tremendous view
Jul 2018 • Couples
An excellent archeological site with a tremendous view. Well organised and equipped museum and a place which combines ancient and christian interest.Very friendly and helpful the people who work there.Don't miss to visit!
Written July 8, 2018
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Greg Franklin
Honfleur, France41 contributions
Excellent quick visit and accessible
Jun 2018 • Family
The museum and archeological site both close at 3pm so go in the morning if you can to avoid the heat. We went with our 17 month old at noon and it was early June and hot but not unbearable. There is a paved road now that leads up to the site, with a small paved parking area. A stone paved wide path leads to the site itself and is manageable for disabled visitors or families with push chairs. Much of the site is paved and thus accessible but be aware there are areas which are not paved and can be tricky to walk on. Uneven and slippery surfaces, etc. Getting to the church is not wheelchair-accessible that I could tell. Information presented is in Greek and English only. Views from the church are incredible, as well as from the highest point of the acropolis. You can see a far off monestary atop a high hill, Apollonia, Kastro and even the church of the 7 martyrs near Kastro from the highest point of the site. The museum is small but very well presented and the toilets are surprisingly modern, clean and easily accessed. Overall an excellent experience, short but worthwhile visit. There has obviously been some recent investment in the development of the site and it shows.
Written June 2, 2018
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zimmyzimmy
Stockholm, Sweden308 contributions
A walk back in time
Oct 2017 • Solo
Beautifully preserved ruins at the top of a mountain. City walls and building outlines are clearly visible. Boards with good information ared dotted around and the museumm has some amazing stuff. Beautiful views out over the Island too.
Written October 27, 2017
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Kerry C
Vancouver, WA176 contributions
Superbly Preserved Ruins. A Must See.
Sep 2017 • Couples
Whether you choose to hike up to Agios Andreas or drive, you should definitely put this on your itinerary. Make sure you go when the small museum is open. It's wonderful to wander the prepared paths and get a glimpse of Mycenaean culture and architecture. This along with amazing views of the eastern coast of Sifnos. Highly recommended.
Written October 1, 2017
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FIRSTCRICKETTOUR
Cornwall, UK182 contributions
Very well maintained......and great view !
Sep 2017 • Couples
So much history - a “must” for the archiologist.
So well maintained and easily accessible by car for those not in hiking mode.
Site itself has a small but informative visitor room.
For those not interested in history the church and views alone make a visit worthwhile.
Written October 1, 2017
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ThomasGlos
Gloucester, Australia139 contributions
Simply spectacular!
Jun 2017 • Couples
This visit truly made our holiday better. Recommended by our hotel owner, this is indeed one of the best attractions in Sifnos & is so worth the effort... it helped change our Sifnos experience from a simple beach holiday to something much greater & more special.
We drove there early morning but found the site access gates closed & so we waited until the attendant arrived for work (he walked up the long hill from the bus stop to open everything at around 8.30am). We were the only people there for our whole 2 hour visit, so it felt like we'd arranged a private visit of this magnificent ancient Mycenean acropolis.
The 3,000 year-old site itself is fascinating & the views are the best in Sifnos, you can see far across the Aegean. The church of Andreas is a splendid example of Cycladic chapel architecture, it was also opened up for us to visit. Beautifully adorned & serene, we paid our coins in the Greek way & lit two candles. It was rather spiritual. We finished at the award-winning museum & we learnt so much (TIP: all the information presented is in Greek & English) especially about the fabled Sifnos Treasury at Delphi (which we were to visit just a few days later when we got to the mainland).
Written July 12, 2017
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