Phylakopi

Four thousand years ago, life emerged from the sea, put down roots on a steep rock exposed to the north wind, and there grew the great prehistoric city of Milos: the Mi-noan colony of Phylakopi. It became the centre of civilization in the Cyclades, traded its valuable obsidian, gained power, flourished, built cyclopean walls to repel the in-vaders, was destroyed and resurrected three times, was occupied by the Mycena-eans and existed for two millennia, before it was lost forever - half of it in the depths of time, the other half in the nearby sea.
In the late 19th century, archaeological exploration brought back to life the unique civilization of the Bronze Age, discovering remains of a settlement representing three phases of its life and unearthing magnificent ceramic finds. A special place among them is occupied by the famous “Lady of Phylakopi”, which recalls, from its place in the Archaeological Museum in Plaka, the glorious city that vanquished the winds and time, seated for centuries on her sea balcony in Northern Milos.

Phylakopi
It was one of the most important prehistoric cities of the Aegean and cradle of the earliest civilization of the Cyclades...