The Tomb of Homer

Ios island is one of the many regions of the Aegean Sea claiming into being the birthplace of the most famous poet of all centuries, Homer. Although the people Ios find reasonable the uncertainty of his birthplace they are absolutely certain that Ios island holds the tombstone of the famous epic poet.

The Tomb of Homer

The tomb of Homer sight can be found on the Northern part of Ios island above the bay of Plakoto. Concerning the true existance of Homer's tomb on the island of Ios there are numerous reports from ancient historians and sightseers. Further supporting the claims are the reports claiming that Homer's mother was born in Ios island.

As an ancient sign states there is an ancient coin found in Ios island with Homer's profile engraved on it as well as a month from the ancient Ios' calendar named after him. You will find the tomb of Homer sight on the hill of Psathopirgos, as the locals refer to, which as archaelogists report was a tower from the Hellenistic Period.

 

THE TOMB OF HOMER