After picking up our guide Andrew, the mystery trip made its way into the hills heading towards the archaeological site of Los Millares a prehistoric settlement of the Copper Age (3200-2200 BC).
Formed by the town and its necropolis with an area of 6 and 13 hectares respectively; researchers and scientists demonstrated in 2020 that Los Millares was the first established city in the entire Iberian Peninsula more than 5000 years ago.
In addition, the site is considered by archaeologists’, scientists and historians as one of the most important settlements of this culture not just in Europe, but in the World.
Los Millares is located in the municipality of Santa Fe de Mondújar in the province of Almería, Spain, it is situated on a large spur that forms the Andarax River and the Rambla de Huéchar, where a town was built with four lines of wall, a necropolis formed by about 80 collective tombs and a double line of forts that visually control the accesses to the entire archaeological complex.
We all enjoyed an interesting morning with English speaking guides talking passionately about this site and its importance to the region.
Leaving the archaeological site the group headed back to the restaurant Sotomayor outside the La Legion barracks for a meal and drinks which went down very well after brief introduction to a locally produced wine with a label name LEI.
The owner of the bodega who produced the wine named the wine LEI because that was the only way he could use Almeria type name on the bottle. Interestingly it’s the 3-letter code for Almeria Airport.
If anyone is interested in buying this wine, please let Ian Hurley know.
All in all a good day out and nice to see some new members on the trip along with our very supportive regular travellers, thanks to everyone who joined us.