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Keros - Cyclades (Greece)

KEROS. Keros is a rocky island (15 km2/6 mi2), just over two kilometers (a little over a mile), southeast of Koufonissia. In the millennium 3000 to 2000 BC, the island was one of the most important Cycladic centers. Excavations on the island brought to light more than a hundred figurines from that period.

Many famous statues (including the harp player from 2500 BC) were found here. In ancient times, the island was called Kerya. Another name for Keros was Asteria. It is said that the Asteriana participated in the Trojan War, contributing a flotilla of 12 ships.

Keros has a few inhabitants, mainly farmers who come and go, to and from Koufonisia and Amorgos.

South of Keros there are a lot of small islands; which include Plaki Plakes, Aghios Andreas, Drima and Antikeros. West of the island of Keros is Daskalio. Here are the ruins of an ancient fortress from the 3rd millennium BC.


How to get to Keros

Keros is connected by ferry with the ports of Piraeus, Amorgos, Iraklia, Naxos, Paros and Schinoussa.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer

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Average temperature Keros
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C


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