Polyaigos (Melos) 2 Polyaigos - Πολύαιγος

Πολύαιγος - Polyaigos, island, the modern Polyaigos/Polybos, Cyclades Greece
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Latitude: 36.760000
Longitude: 24.640000
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Πολύαιγος
Place ID: 368246IPol
Time period: M
Region: Cyclades
Country: Greece
Department: Milos
Mod: Polyaigos

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Polyaigos in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Polyaigos (Πολυαι...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: The view beyond Chorió, as you descend, is towards the uninhabited island of Polyaigos. It was the valuable pasture that this otherwise waterless islet afforded which must have been the cause of contention between Milos and Kimolos for its possession in the 4th century BC. Because of its lack of fresh water, the island has only known seasonal human habitation throughout history. Today it is a valuable bird and nature reserve: after the Northern Sporades Marine Park, the waters between Kimolos and Polyaigos are one of the most favoured habitats of the Mediterranean monk seal. Visits to the island and its exceptional beaches can be arranged privately from Pollónia on Milos.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q1540206

Info: McGilchrist's Greek Islands

(From McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, © Nigel McGilchrist 2010, excerpted with his gracious permission. Click for the books)


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