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The most visited historical sites in Greece


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When you visit Greece you will travel through the time and discover the evolution of civilization thanks to the numerous ancient and archeological sites that transcribe an incredible history. This article presents seven ancient sites to visit.

Acropolis in Athens Greece

Acropolis in Athens

Greece is the birthplace of philosophy, democracy, architecture, literature and science. Traces of the past are still present in the country thanks to the many ancient buildings. Here are the 7 most visited ancient sites:

Acropolis

Acropolis in Athens Greece

Acropolis in Athens

Overlooking the city of Athens, it is the largest archaeological and most famous site of Greece. There are several temples including the Parthenon which is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and built in the 5th century BC thanks to the initiative of Pericles.

Delphi

Delphi Greece

Delphi

Delphi is one of the most important archaeological, historical and mythological sites in Greece. It was a place where the ancient Greeks organized religious celebrations and were listening to the speeches of Apollo’s oracle.

Olympia

Olympia Greece

Olympia

The site of Olympia is known for having hosted the Olympic Games during antiquity. In honor of Zeus, the games were organized every four years. We also can find temples dedicated to Zeus and Hera.

Knossos

Knossos Greece

Knossos

Knossos was the capital of Crete during the Minoan period. You will be able to visit the ruins of the palace of Knossos. The palace was luxurious and the symbol of King Minos’ power.

Sounion

Sounion Greece

Sounion

Sounion houses the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to Poseidon, the sea god in Greek mythology. The temple was also a landmark for sailors. The ruins were visited by thousands of tourists from worldwide.

Delos

Delos Greece

Delos

The site of Delos is inscribed on UNESCO‘s World Heritage List. According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this small island of the Cyclades archipelago. There is a very large archaeological site including the Temple of Apollo and the lions of Delos.

Mycenae

Mycenae Greece

Mycenae

This ancient pre-Hellenic city is the most famous archaeological site in the world. It is known for its rich history and its many myths.

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