The capital of Naxos during the prehistoric and historical years is located in the place where Chora is today. Important traces of the Mycenaean and historical city of Grotta, in the north of Chora, are exhibited today as part of the On-Site Archaeological Museum in Mitropoleos Square. It is the first museum of this type in Greece and has been operating since 1999. The visitor can tour the site with explanatory visual aids and visit the ancient remains in the same place where they were found during the excavation. The most important remains include part of the Mycenaean wall of the Grotto and a pottery workshop of the same period (13th - 11th century BC), as well as the earthen mound of the Geometric period, which performed hero worship at the burials of the previous inhabitants.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou