The finds of the archeological excavation on the hill of Skarkos on Ios, prove that Ios has been inhabited since the early Cycladic period. Evidence of this lies in the very well preserved walls of buildings and the vessels demonstrating the flourishing of an important community.
The remnants of the walls on the west and north entrances to Chora lead us to the conclusion that the castle’s hill has been inhabited since the archaid period. There are elements that bear witness to the presence of Careans, Pelasgians, Achaeans and Phoenicians, who gave Ios the name “Phoenicia”.
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