Posts Tagged ‘Archaeological Site’

History, culture and beauty… Greece’s archaeological sites and monuments have it all and more.

The immense cultural heritage of Greece spans back four and a half thousand years and makes each step a visitor takes a journey through centuries of time. Many of Greece’s imposing archaeological monuments have been constructed two and a half thousand years ago and still, every year, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. A large number of Greece’s monuments that date back to all periods, are included in the World Cultural Heritage list of UNESCO. These monuments include some of the most important of the country such as the Acropolis of Athens and the archaeological sites of Olympia and Delphi. Welcome time travelers!

Archaeological Site of Knossos

Archaeological Site of Knossos

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As of 1 April, 33 leasing Greek museums and archaeological sites will extend operating/visiting hours until the end of the season and remain open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, through to the end of the season on the 31st of October 2014. (more…)

The-Aristotelian-Route

The trail of the great Greek philosopher begins from the EU-recognized Natura 2000 network at Aristotle’s Grove Forest and the Ottoman-era mines and concludes at ancient Stageira in Olympiada, the philosopher’s birthplace. (more…)

After 25 centuries, The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time.

After 25 centuries, The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time.

Since its construction from around 540 B.C., it’s been hard to miss the Temple of Apollo in Corinth, about 50 miles southwest of the Greek capital of Athens. However it was always a site that you may only visit during the day. On Saturday the 26th of January 2013 is when the popular tourist attraction was lit up at night for the first time.
The project to illuminate the temple began in summer 2012, with a study carried out by the 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, which oversees the safeguard, conservation and administration of Hellenic heritage in the area. (more…)