Greek Odyssey: For the Classics Geeks

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Temple of Poseidon, East Attica, GreeceTemple of PoseidonEast Attica, GreeceIt amazes me how few people know about the unreal coastline just minutes from Athens. GORGEOUS beaches! And of course, Cape Sounio, with the Temple...Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, GreeceTemple of Olympian ZeusAthens, GreeceThe Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens. Even from afar, its size is impressive. Those columns are TALL!Minoan Palace of Knossos, Knosos, GreeceMinoan Palace of KnossosKnosos, GreeceThe Palace of Knossos was once home to a powerful Minoan king, Knossos. It's the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered...Naxos, GreeceNaxosGreeceTucked away inside winding cobblestoned streets, you'll find the Archaeology Museum of Naxos. Apparently it has no real address, and I can't seem...Acropolis of Athens, Athens, GreeceAcropolis of AthensAthens, GreeceI avoided the Acropolis like the plague on my first visit to Athens, mostly because the crowds overwhelmed me. But who the heck comes to Athens and...Portara, Naxos, GreecePortaraNaxos, GreeceThere was something indescribably unearthly about walking up to the doorway that goes nowhere on Naxos island, Greece. The portara is the...Akra Akrotiri, South Aegean, GreeceAkra AkrotiriSouth Aegean, GreeceOne of the most unexpected ruin sites I came across while in Greece was Akrotiri, on Santorini island. This is kind of like Greece's version of...Ancient Thira, South Aegean, GreeceAncient ThiraSouth Aegean, GreeceI came upon Ancient Thera (Thira) by chance. The ruins aren't widely discussed, but they're situated atop Messavouno mountain in Santorini, and I...Delphi, GreeceDelphiGreeceOut of all the classical ruins I visited in Greece, the Oracle of Delphi is where I felt most connected to the ancient Greeks. Translated...
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