Athens, The acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is made more visually appealing by the Parthenon but it is not Parthenon alone that makes the Acropolis. There are historical signs that can confuse even the most experienced and veteran archaeologist and it is still undecided since when the architectures on that hill top are there. There are signs to indicate Bronze age structures still stand there and some may be older than that but they are not yet clearly identified from their ruins.  To the aura of the Acropolis has been added beauty of Athens and the place is still considered the abode of

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The location of the ancient theater of Epidaurus

At The slope of Mount Kinortio, inside the boundaries of the place of worship, lies the most famous and best preserved ancient theater of Epidaurus, the miracle of Epidaurus, as it was called. It was built according to Pausanias, during the 4th century BC by the architect and sculptor from Argos, Polykleitos the Younger. Other scholars date it at the early 3rd century. However, if this is correct, the theatre cannot be regarded as a work of Polykleitos . Having a circular orchestra a thymeli and 12 rows of 34 seats, it could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators.  During the

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The location of ancient oracle of Dodona

The ancient Dodona was one of the important political and religious centers of Ancient Greece since the prehistoric era. The sacred oracle was the oldest and the most beloved of the gods, after Zeus appointed the oracle to himself. The starting point of worship lies in the third millennium BC (First season 2.500 BC copper age) with the worship of the goddess Earth, the Great Mother and it sets with the prevalence of Christianity at the end of the 4th century AD. The oracle is located 22 km. South of Ioannina, on the foothills of the ancient mount Tomaro and

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Athens, The Parthenon

If you’ve been planning a holiday in the wonderful country of Greece, you will definitely want to set some time aside so you can visit and admire the fascinating yet mysterious Parthenon of Athens in Greece Located on the Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon, built in 447 BC and completed in 438 BC, was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, considered a virgin patron by the lovely people of Athens. This creation was built at the height of power and rule of the Athenian Empire, and is probably considered to be one of the most important structures still standing in preservation

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The historic City of Athens

 A powerful city state in the classical era, Athens was the birthplace of democracy.Because of its rich history, it is home to several important monuments, archeological sites and works of art that remind us the city’s glorious past. The most recognized monument  of ancient Greece and an important landmark of Athens is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to goddess Athena. The temple was constructed in the 5th century BC, and it houses magnificent sculptures widely regarded as some of the finest examples of classical Greek art. Athens is surrounded on three sides by mountains, North, East and West while on

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The location of ancient Delphi

Worshipers believed that they could hear the voice of the god Apollo, speaking  through a priestess. Questioners paid a levy called a pelanos and sacrificed an animal on the altar. The questions were then put to the Pythia by a male priest and she would answer in a trance, perhaps induced by vapors from a crack in the ground under her feet. This is how the Oracle of Delphi operated. It was the most famous place in all Greece for predicting the future, and advising about everything. From a powerful king, to the most humble peasant, everyone wanted an advice

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Ancient Delos Island

Delos is located in the heart of the Cyclades, between Mykonos, Tinos and Syros and it is a narrow piece of land from shale, which relies on bare soil on the surface of the archipelago. You will land on the ancient port at the west coast. In front of the pier you can see the square Ermaiston or Kompetaliaston (Liberalized Romans and slaves Association), an open paved square with shrines chapels and shops, in which there were the established guilds of Italian merchants. From there, the ancient road passes by two galleries, one of the Macedon king Philip and the

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The historic town of Amphipolis

At a distance of about 100km from Thessaloniki, heading to Kavala and beyond the bridge of the Strymon River, between low hills, lie the ruins of ancient Amphipolis. Amphipolis was situated at a height of 154 m on a natural-fortress hill near the mount Pangeo, 5 km from the sea on the eastern bank of the Strymon. A twist of the Strymon River protects the western city walls. The all around view is breathtaking. In the background you can see the sea line of Thassos Island and the conical shape of Mount Athos. On the northern side you can see

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The historic City of Corinth

Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of ancient Greece. Inhabited in the Neolithic Age, the origin of its inhabitants was not clarified. The ancient city of Corinth was built in the plain below the fortress of Acrocorinth. The ruins of Ancient Corinth are located 9 km south of the modern city. The entrance to the site is now at the southwest side. From the entrance head to the central market area which in antiquity used to be entered by the Lecheos Street. The street connected the city to the port at the Corinthian Gulf. This

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The ancient city of Eretria

The ruins of ancient Eretria are scattered beneath the modern city, across the area reaching from the coast up to the hill at the north, where was the Acropolis. The city was protected by a strong wall, built in the archaic period and repaired in the 4th century BC. It started at the citadel and reached to the port. The western part of the wall lied just before the stream that flowed at the west end of town and at its extension there was a breakwater, which now is sunk below the sea surface. The east wall also reached to

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