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Greece: archaeological treasures in every corner you can imagine

Acropolis ● Delos ● Delphi ● Knossos ● Olympia ● 01 April 2017
 

Did you think that you knew everything about the ancient treasures of Greece? Probably, you are aware of the amazing archaeological sites that you can find in Greece, the cradle of the western civilisation. There are ancient temples, monuments and findings that are famous worldwide. The island of Delos near Mykonos, Acropolis in Athens, the ancient theatre of Epidavros, the oracle of Delphi, Knossos and Faistos in Crete and the site of Olympia, where the Olympic Games of the antiquity took place, are monuments that everyone should visit to get familiar with ideas, such as freedom and democracy, and the history of mankind.

Knossos in Crete

There are also in Greece many archaeological sites off the beaten path  that are equally impressive and important. Because they are not as famous as the abovementioned, does not mean that they do not belong to the most significant historical monuments in Europe. Ancient Korinthos, the ancient theatre of Dodona, well-preserved temples, such as the Temple of Aphaea on the island of Aegina, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius in Messinia or the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, the archaeological site of Philippi in Macedonia (Greece) or the Temple Complex on the island of Samothrace give you an overview of what Greece has to offer in the area of culture and archaeology.

Ancient Olympia

However, the most remarkable thing in Greece is that the archaeological treasures are literally numerous. In addition to the most famous as well as the alternative historical monuments, there are other, innumerable archaeological sites all over Greece. In every town or village and on every island, there is an ancient monument to explore or an archaeological museum to visit. Even in the smallest and inconspicuous place, there is something that is worth your attention. Keros, the island near the tiny island Koufonisi is full of Cycladic treasures, the village of Marathon, 50 km from Athens, has the monument of the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, Anafi, the island of Cyclades in a close distance to Santorini has an excellent collection of archaeological findings, in Kozani, you can explore the ancient city of Aiani. Ancient Tiryns is not as widely known as Mycenae, but it is also worth a visit, if you spend your weekend in Nafplion, and in the city of Arta, in Epirus, you can learn about the history of the great ancient Amvrakia.

The examples are endless because endless are also the ancient sites and findings in Greece. Therefore, keep in mind that there is no chance that you visit a place in Greece and you will not find an ancient treasure, which will thrill you. In this sense, the good news are that you can organise your vacations in Greece and, if you are fan of the ancient culture, you will certainly have a great time.

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Skopelos, Greece Yellow Stella Studios
Yellow Stella Studios
Skopelos Town, 37003 Skopelos, Greece

Yellow Stella Studios are located just 10 minutes walk from the main port in Skopelos town. The distance from the island's second main port, Glossa, is 23 km. The nearest beach in Skopelos town is 750 m away from the studios and there is a good bus connection to other popular beaches of the island.

Hotel in Ioannina, Greece Krikonis Hotel
Krikonis Hotel
10, Niarchou Str., 45500 Ioannina, Greece

Krikonis Hotel is located in Ioannina, close to the city center and close to the University of Ioannina. The National Airport of Ioannina is a 15-minute drive away from the property.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Athens International Youth Hostel
7.8 10
Athens International Youth Hostel
16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.


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