Crowning a low hill just north of Hora, this Early Bronze Age settlement is one of the Aegean's most significant prehistoric sites. There are restored walled terraces that follow the relief of the hill and the low ruins of several Cycladic-style buildings to explore; visiting the Archaeological Museum in Hora first is good for context. If driving, take the signed turnoff between Ormos and Hora, or walk the traditional stone footpath from the back of Hora (15 minutes). Great views.

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1. Panagia Gremiotissa

0.57 MILES

Head up the alleyway behind Sally's Rooftop Garden and then proceed upwards by trial and error, along cracked steps and through ancient archways, and…

2. Archaeological Museum

0.71 MILES

This musuem, on the main road that passes by Hora, is a must for those interested in antiquity. It displays a wealth of finds from the early Bronze Age…

3. Mylopotas Beach

1.47 MILES

Long, golden sand beach to the west, very popular for water sports.

5. Homer's Tomb

3.88 MILES

A remote and beautiful 13km drive northeast of Hora lies what is locally believed to be the final resting place of Homer, Greece's greatest poet, who…

6. Psathi Beach

4.56 MILES

Sandy beach to the east that's particularly popular with windsurfers.

7. Maltas Beach

6.17 MILES

Beautiful, sheltered sandy cove at the north of the island, reachable either by boat or via a two-hour hike from Hora.

8. Manganari Beach

6.97 MILES

Sandy beach furthest from Hora by road, with a taverna and sun loungers.