The Neolithic settlement of Sesklo
The Neolithic settlement of Sesklo is located 15 km from the city of Volos, on the Kastraki hill and the surrounding area, near the present village of Sesklo.
It is one of the most important Neolithic settlements of Greece and Europe, which gave its name to a whole period of the Neolithic era in Thessaly. It was inhabited from the beginning of the Neolithic period (7th millennium BC) to the Middle Bronze Age, but it experienced its greatest peak in the 6th millennium BC during the Middle Neolithic period.
The ruins of the settlement were discovered at the end of the 19th century and the first excavations were made in 1901-1902 by Christos Tsountas on Kastraki hill. In 1956 Dimitrios Theocharis began a new excavation on the hill and in 1972 started exploring the surrounding area outside the hill, where the great settlement of the Middle Neolithic period was discovered.