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5 Best Archaeological sights in Greece

Crete ● Delphi ● Dilos ● Epidavros ● Knossos ● Mykonos ● Olympia ● Peloponnese ● 08 February 2018
 

5 Best Archaeological Sites in Greece


The country where the civilisation shaped Europe, democracy, politics, sciences, philosophy, astronomy and so many more. You need a lifetime to explore the glorious past and the sites of this beautiful country. But let's make a good start with this list with the 5 Best Archaeological Sites in Greece!


Delphi

In the ancient times that was the center of the world.Just one visit in Delphi today will make you understand why. Situated among beautiful mountains, hidden from the sea, in a gorgeous landscape Delphi was the centre of wealth and wisdom, and a sacred place where other countries and tribes met in order to honour the Greek Gods and learn what future would bring from the wise therapist Pithia.
You will be amazed by the beauty of Delphi and its unique location, the gorgeous ancient architecture and the wonderful art and statues inside the museum.
It is about two hours drive from Athens and you can easily visit Delphi as a day trip from Athens or other towns that are nearby such as Nafpaktos and Nafplio.

Delphi

2. Epidavros

It will take you just one hour and a half drive to get to Epidavros from Athens. This stunning ancient theatre stands today exactly as it used to be in the ancient times and every summer an important festival with plays written by ancient Greek poets and writers are presented in front of thousands of visitors from around the world. Epidavros is definitely one of the MUST places to visit in Greece if you are a lover of archaeology and culture. 
Visit the small village by the sea after your tour in the theatre, swim in the crystal clear water on the beaches nearby and enjoy the tranquil surroundings!
Epidavros


3. Olympia

Olympia is the birth place of the Olympic Games, the sacred athletic games of peace and unity that started in the ancient times in Greece. Here is where the Olympic Flame lights up with a spiritual ceremony just like in the ancient years and then travels to any city  in the world that the Olympic Games take place. A truly magical place, a spiritual hub that reminds the modern travellers the value of history, knowledge and identity of every country in the world is unique and respectful.
You will need a day to explore the wonderful site and breath in the spiritual vibe of this amazing place!
Olympia


4. Knossos

A wonderful, colourful archaeological site in the heart of Crete in Heraklion, the capital of the island. Knossos is absolutely unique as it is the birthplace of modern civilisation and culture, architecture and western societies. You will be amazed by the authenticity, the beauty and the design of the era during which Knossos Town was created. Deep red colour stands out, amazing art and every day design will leave you breathless. 
Knossos is located just a short drive- you can even take a bus from Heraklion town- from Heraklion and it is surrounded by an unspoiled nature. 
Knossos


5. Delos

Dilos was the financial centre of the Athenian empire and a sacred place for Greek aniquity.
Dilos is an island where antiquity leaves, a sacred ancient island totally unspoiled, unique and stunning.
You can get her with a small boat from Mykonos island. You will need a whole day to explore the sites, walk around it, see ancient Greek villas and their decoration with unbelievable mosaics and statues or art
If you visit Dilos during the summer months, don't forget to bring your hat and plenty of sunscreen as the sun is strong.
You will also find a nice cafe with fresh juices and refreshments.
Delos


Read more about the Greek archaeological sites 

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Exis Boutique  Hotel
8 10
Exis Boutique Hotel
1, Spartis , Amerikis Square, 11252 Athens, Greece

Exis Boutique Hotel is located on Amerikis Square, only 10 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. Syntagma, the main square of Athens and the historic part, Plaka, can be reached within 10 minutes using public transportation. Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 35 km. Piraeus Port can be reached within 20 minutes with an electric train.

Hotel in Thassos, Greece Macedon
Macedon
Limenas, 64004 Thassos, Greece

Hotel Macedon is located in the capital of Thassos, Limenas, just a 4-minute walk from the Port. The nearest beach is approximately a 15-minute walk away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Athens Cypria Hotel
8.8 10
Athens Cypria Hotel
5, Diomeias Str., 10563 Athens, Greece

Athens Cypria Hotel is situated just 300 m from Syntagma Metro Station.The hotel is adjacent to Ermou Street, the most commercial street in Athens. #The New Acropolis Museum is a 10-minute walk. Athens International Airport is at a distance of 38 km away.


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