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A journey through the sites of Ancient Greece
Epidaurus Theatre, Epidavros, GreeceEpidaurus TheatreEpidavros, GreeceThousands of years later, it’s the theatre that takes centre stage at Epidaurus. Virtually undamaged, it still hosts performances and concerts...Archaeological Site of Olympia, Ilia, GreeceArchaeological Site of OlympiaIlia, GreeceThe first thing you notice is the noise – a constant buzzing. Insects, hidden from the eye, fill the site with their sounds. Far from any roads or...Mycenae, Argolis, GreeceMycenaeArgolis, GreeceWhile it’s the Acropolis in Athens which gets all the attention when people think of Ancient Greece, another one, further south in the Peloponnese,...Parthenon, Athens, GreeceParthenonAthens, GreeceThe columns tower above, the scale something that could not be imagined. Unlike many ruins in Greece, it’s easy to picture the original form. The...Daphni Monastery, Chaidari, GreeceDaphni MonasteryChaidari, GreecePiece by piece, tiny tile by tiny tile, the monastery at Daphni is being restored. It’s taken years and it’s bound to take years more – perhaps...Μουσείο Αφής, Kallithea, GreeceΜουσείο ΑφήςKallithea, GreeceImagine what it’s like to travel to the most famous tourist sites in the world but to not be able to see them. What it would be like to stand in...Acropolis Museum, Athens, GreeceAcropolis MuseumAthens, GreeceNo visit to the Acropolis is complete without also visiting the excellent Acropolis Museum at the base of the site. This large and modern building...Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, GreeceTemple of Olympian ZeusAthens, GreeceFrom the Acropolis Museum, it’s only a five minute walk to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, through Hadrian’s Arch. This impressive temple was built in...Byzantine And Christian Museum, Athens, GreeceByzantine And Christian MuseumAthens, GreeceThe Byzantine Museum is one of the best museums in Athens. There is an enormous collection of about 25,000 items from the 3rd century AD through to...Benaki Museum, Athens, GreeceBenaki MuseumAthens, GreeceThe Benaki Museum has an excellent collection of works from Ancient Greece on the ground floor. The really interesting thing about this museum,...National Archaeological Museum, Athens, GreeceNational Archaeological MuseumAthens, GreeceThere is no better museum in Athens to see artefacts from Ancient Greece than the National Archaeological Museum. It is an incredible collection...Keramikos Museum, Athens, GreeceKeramikos MuseumAthens, GreeceThe ancient cemetery has about 1000 tombs from the 4th and 5th centuries BC. It was constructed on the edge of the old city wall, just outside the...Kessarianí Monastery (Μονή Καισαριανής), Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, GreeceKessarianí Monastery (Μονή Καισαριανής)Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, GreeceThis Byzantine complex was established in the 10th century on Mount Hymettus, overlooking Athens. The original church from this period is still...
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