Furthermore, in the wider are of Klima, you can visit the ruins of the old city and the island’s first port. After the decline and destruction of Fylakopi, the Dorians built the second biggest city of the island (1100BC.-800BC.) extending from the south part of Trypiti to the region of today’s Klima. Today, you can visit the two acropolises of the settlement: the hill of Prophitis Ilias and Pyrgaki, you can see parts of the wall in the market-place, parts of the temple dated from the Hellenistic and the Roman period, parts of the ancient theatre as well as the spot where the statue of Aphrodite of Milo was discovered. Go downhill till the end of the Trypiti road towards the Catacombs, park your car there and walk on the path. At first, you will find the walls of the ancient city and a few steps further away, in a region where the gymnasium was supposedly standing, you will see the spot where the local farmer discovered the famous statue of the goddess Aphrodite (120BC.) in 1820. If you keep walking on the earth-road, you will reach the ancient Roman theater, from where there is a path for the daring ones which leads to the settlement of Klima.
It is a traditional fishing village with very few inhabitants and multicolored two-storeyed houses in the natural concavities of the rocks. On the ground floor, in the so-called ‘’syrmata’’ the fishermen’s boats were kept, whereas the families used to live on the top floor. Today most of these ‘’syrmata’’ are for rent and you can always take excellent photos surrounded by the playful colors of their doors and windows among cats laying indolently under the sun.
- Area: Klima