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Description

Keros is an integral part and connected with Koufonisia. It is a small, uninhabited and without port island with an extent of 15sq. km. that is found 1,5 n.m. south-east of Koufonisi and was one from the most important centres of the Cycladic culture.

Keros was linked in antiquity with the neighbouring Daskaleio Island and in the bay that takes shape today between Keros and Daskaleio, there was the main settlement of the island (most of it is sunk today). Findings of exceptional importance, as much as 100 marble figurines, among which the imposing figurine of “the great Mother” of height of 1,40 m. and famous statuettes of the early Cycladic culture, such as the Piper and the Harpist, have been found in an early Cycladic cemetery in Keros, and are today exposed in the Archaeological Museum of Athens. According to many researchers, Keros was the holy island of the Cyclades in the early Cycladic period, a place that was later occupied by Delos.

A fishing boat from Ano Koufonisi will transport you to Keros after agreement.

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