The archaeological findings in Viglatouri hill prove that there has been a major center of the 8th century. BC, equal to those of Eretria and Chalkis.
The archaeological site of Kimi is located three kilometers from the sea, in Viglatouri hill. Here revealed an entire settlement of prehistoric and geometric period with houses, temples, squares, roads and tombs. The remains that are visible and cover all the slopes of the hill, belonging mainly to the settlement of the Geometric period, whose extent has yet to be established in its entirety.
rectangular and arched structures have been uncovered, paved roads, constructed of small stones, pebbles and pressed shells and small section of the wall at the foot of the hill.

The central core of the settlement was square and an oval stone building, the sanctuary, which was looted and has given rich pottery, which chronologically dated to the mid-8th century. B.C. The arch was the first that came to light during the excavation of 1984. This building can be interpreted as a temple-monument, in accordance with the opinion of the archaeologist with. Sapouna-Sakellaraki. Corresponding examples oval buildings of this period are known from Euboea (Lefkandi where celebrated and religious celebrations in honor of the dead), and outside of Evia, in Smyrna and in lift. The case for the operation of the building is strengthened by the existence of the adjacent paved area which was founded on Protogeometric graves. East of free paved area revealed one Rockrose with many animal bones, which was probably a kind of grate, where sacrifices were made. The shape of the altar is known in the East and in the Cyclades. The sanctuary, which according to the pottery found there, flourished from the mid-8th century. B.C. and destroyed around 700 BC, considered nobles served as a place of worship, who traveled and lost away from home.
Beneath the ruins of geometrical settlement survived significantly relics older residential phases, arriving until the Neolithic period. Since the settlement of the prehistoric era buildings stand with commercial systems (pottery kilns of the Middle Helladic period) and the so-called “palace” of the Mycenaean period, under the later memorial.
The Viglatouri assures incontrovertibly, the long historical presence and action of Kimi.





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