Category: Greece

The Holy Island of Patmos, Greece, by Travel Writers; Patricia Arrigoni; Creators

I am standing on the deck of the ferry boat Patmos Star, watching the fabled holy island of Patmos come into view. We are on the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey.

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Rhodes, Island of Wonders: An intensive Guide; Alexia Amvrazi; Greek City Times

It was past midnight, Alexia Amvrazi was cradling her extremely sleepy four year-old while stifling her own yawns, and looking forward to nothing but the soft bed awaiting her at Hermes Hotel, as the taxi drove them from the ferry boat to Mandraki marina. Upon arriving at the atmospherically lit harbour, lined with high Medieval walls, she sat up in awe.

Source: Rhodes, Island of Wonders: An intensive Guide

Must see historical places in Greece – The best Greece historical sites; Dave Briggs; Dave’s Travel Pages

With a history stretching back thousands of years, there are countless ancient Greek places of importance to visit. This guide to the must see historical places in Greece will help you plan which ancient Greek monuments you should visit on your next vacation to Greece.

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Watch This Drone Video Capture Ancient Greek Site of Mycenae; Tasos Kokkinidis; Greek Reporter

Greece – Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

The ancient site of Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, has been captured in all its glory in a drone video.

Mycenae, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese, is regarded as the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its technical and artistic achievements but also its spiritual wealth, which spread around the Mediterranean world between 1600 and 1100 BC and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture.

The palatial administrative system, the monumental architecture, the impressive artefacts and the first testimonies of Greek language, preserved on Linear B tablets, are unique elements of the Mycenaean culture; a culture that inspired the great poet Homer to compose his famous epics.

At its peak in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares.

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Beautiful World Heritage Sites; MSN

Greece – Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae


An important cultural center of the ancient world, the historic city of Palmyra dates back to 1st century A.D. Known as the ‘Venice of the Sands,’ it is situated between Damascus, the capital of Syria, and the city of Deir al-Zour.


Over 200 kilometres in length, this waterway joins the Canadian cities of Ottawa, on the Ottawa River, and Kingston, on Lake Ontario. Operated by Parks Canada, the canal encompasses sections of the rivers, Rideau and Cataraqui, along with a few lakes. Originally built with military purposes in mind, today it is mainly used for boating and was designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007.


Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Mosi-oa-Tunya are regarded among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Part of Zambezi River, the 108m high falls produce the largest curtain of falling water anywhere on the planet and were declared a World Heritage Site in 1989.


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Fly Over Delphi, the ‘Navel of the World’, in this Magnificent Video; Tasos Kokkinidis; Greek Reporter

Greece – Archaeological Site of Delphi

Footage of the ancient Greek site of Delphi taken by a drone has captivated the country over the last few days. The video uploaded to YouTube by Greek drone enthusiasts Up Drone, captures the pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, in all its glory. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was a religious centre and symbol of unity in the ancient Greek world.

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Top Day Trips From Athens For All Kinds of Travelers; Chris & Mary; AGreekAdventure

Greece – Archaeological Site of Mystras

Most travelers don’t know that there are lots and lots day trips from Athens. For many who come from abroad Athens is a 2 to 3 day destination for them. However there are tons of things to do in Athens.

Check at least 40 top things to do in Athens. Don’t forget to read why Greece is a really affordable country. Even for students! It is one of the cheapest (but with high quality) destinations in Europe.

So, before hoping on the next ferry to the amazing Greek islands, give more time to explore Athens and whitewashed beaches of Mainland Greece. Yes, you read it right!

Athens is a great base to experience vacations all over Attica region.

This includes great beaches, mountains, ancient monuments, museums, hundreds of outdoor activities, bars, great restaurants and top street food.

So, there are things to inside Athens but there are much more close to Athens.

How to receive the best from your Day Trips from Athens

Source: Top Day Trips From Athens For All Kinds of Travelers – AGreekAdventure – Adventure Travel Blog

The Greek city of Veria: 2.500 years of History; Visit Greece

Greece – Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)

The third most important city of the Byzantine Empire, after Constantinople & Thessaloniki

Veria was the second most significant town, after Aigai, during the blooming ancient Macedonian years. The city is built on the foothills of Mt. Vermion and crossed by the River Tripotamo. From the 11th to the 14th century it was the third most important city of the Byzantine Empire, after Constantinople and Thessaloniki. The impressively large number of Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches gave the city the nickname “Little Jerusalem”. Today, 48 Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches are preserved in the city centre.

Follow our footsteps and discover this magnificent historic, yet modern city.

Aigai – Vergina

Aigai, today’s Vergina, was the first capital of the ancient Macedonian Kingdom. The excavations in 1977, by professor Manolis Andronikos, revealed the 20th century greatest discovery on Greek land. The treasures found were of great archaeological and historic significance and the territory of the ancient Macedonian Kings was proclaimed as a World Heritage Site in 1996 by UNESCO.

At the Royal Tombs Museum, you can admire portable findings and wall paintings in an impressive underground construction.

Source: The Greek city of Veria: 2.500 years of History (PHOTOS)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in Greece; Gabi Ancarola; Greek Reporter

Physical proof of Greece’s impressive past, visible through several archaeological sites, buildings, and monuments is the rich list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Greece, as the cradle of the occidental civilization, has left a deep imprint in the history of the world not only with concepts and ideas but also with its language. However, there is also physical proof of its impressive past still visible through several archaeological sites, buildings, and monuments. It should not come as a surprise that the country boasts a rich list of World Heritage Sites.

Greece currently counts with 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 16 of them are inscribed on the list according to cultural criteria while the other two are included due to their natural richness as well; Meteora and Mount Athos.

A few of the sites are located on the islands, while majority of them belong to mainland. This first site to be inscribed on the list was Temple of Apollo Epicurius.

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Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens; Dave Briggs; Dave’s Travel Pages

Greece – Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus

Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greece during this Mycenae and Epidaurus day trip from Athens. See the Tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae, the outstanding theatre of Epidaurus and more as you journey back into Ancient Greece.

The Birthplace of Ancient Greece

Mycenae was once the most powerful kingdom of the ancient Greek world. Rising to prominence in 1300 BC, this was the city from where King Agamemnon launched his war against Troy. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its most famous features being the Lion’s Gate and the magnificent tombs. If you are only staying in Athens for a few days, it might be difficult to reach Mycenae by yourself. My suggestion is that you might want to consider an organised day trip from Athens. This way, you can also see Epidaurus, Corinth Canal and Nafplio.

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