Neolithic settlement of Avgi
The Neolithic settlement of Avgi is located 500 m north of the square of the village of the same name, 7 km south of Argos Orestiko and 10 km southwest of Lake Orestias. The hilly terrain and the unobstructed visibility to all points of the horizon make this rural area attractive for the visitor. Access to the Neolithic Settlement, which is well supported by relevant signage, is extremely easy for pedestrians and vehicles. Visitors to the area are encouraged to seek out the archaeological site and enjoy the landscape at different times of the year.
It is believed that they will soon be able to visit a large part of the excavated area of the Neolithic village, which is temporarily covered with sheet metal canopies to protect the sensitive architectural and other remains that have come to light. The excavations at Avgi are currently taking place over an area of 2000 square metres and are bringing to light interesting elements of the spatial organisation of the settlement during the 6th and 5th millennia.
The revealed remains of architectural and other structures belong to two -at least- stratigraphically distinct settlement phases, the lower (Avgi I) and the higher (Avgi II), each consisting of several episodes of intensive use of the site.