Sesklo - one of the oldest settlements of Greece




Ancient Sesklo - a neolithic settlement in GreecSesklo in Central Greece, is one of the oldest settlements 
and the first acropolis of Greece, 10 km west of Volos, the place where the Argonauts started their journey.

 
First settlement finds are dated from 6000 BC.The village Sesklo gave its name to a whole culture, the Sesklo culture, a period in the early days of the Neolithic in Greece.

 
ancient stone foundations in Sesklo - Greece

 The post houses with mud walls were erected on stone foundations, which are still preserved. The Acropolis contained already 500 houses, which at that time was a considerable size.

During our visit, an English female doctoral candidate was busy with cataloging 40.000 bones.

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