The ruins of a 2nd century BC tomb were discovered while the Tharroe of
Mykonos luxury hotel was under construction and are now on display next
to the main building. All that remains is a circular structure built of
large stones. It is now covered with metal sheets for protection and
supported by a wooden frame.
During the Mycenaean period (1600-1400 BC) a king built a Thule tomb for
his queen to demonstrate his power and express his love and devotion to
her. During the excavation two gold necklaces, along with many
amphorae, cylices, and a variety of pots were uncovered and some are on
display at the Archaeological Museum in Chora. The site of the tomb was
also the location, many years later, where the famous pirate Barbarossa
built his observatory.