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6000 Years Hellenic History-Naxos

A cache by Yiannisp & E.X. Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/13/2007
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

With these caches we're going to travel into the myths and the history of Greece that has begin 6000 years ago.


  1. Cycladic civilization: prehistoric Greece
  2. Minoan Civilization
  3. Mycenaean civilization
  4. Ancient Greece
  5. Hellenistic Greece
  6. Roman Period
  7. Byzantine Period
  8. Greek War of Independence
  9. The modern Greek state


1.Cycladic civilization



Naxos.About the place : The very early stages of human habitation on Naxos are lost in the mists of myth. In this island Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus, and Ariadne, Demeter and Artemis were worshiped above all. Zeus, father of all gods, was born in Crete but was brought up in Naxos. Dionysus was born in Naxos and the Nymphs Filia, Kleide and Koronis hiding him in the cave of Koronos.
Arhaeological remains prove the existence of a developed society from as early as the 4th millenium BC. One of the most important monuments on the island is The sanctuary of Gyroula that lies at the fertile valley of Sangri village (11km from Hora). This cache will bring you at this area. If you want to learn more about Naxos History visit the bellow links.

Cache Details : The cache is placed in the area of The sanctuary of Gyroula, but to find it you have first to visit another archaeological place. You will find it at the given coordinates. In this point there is an electricity counter with a number on it. Subtract this number from 54307450 and you will find the North coordinates. Subtract the same number from 53131287 and you will find the East coordinates. If you go to find the number it's worth to visit the archaeological place that is open from 8:30-15:00. The entrance is free.

We wish you good and pleasure geocaching in Naxos island.
The cache is a Tupperware box wrapped in a plastic bag and initially contain:

  • declaration in English and Greek
  • a logbook a pen and a pencil
  • a postcard of Naxos
  • a small wooden boat
  • some more items to trade AND
  • an FTF Award with a nice pin, gift for the one that will find it first.



FTF: 27 Sep 2007 By Geoslighty


Naxos History & Information
Naxos Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Visitors : web site stat The Greek Geocaching site (Only in Greek)

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