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A Presentation of the Most Important Archaeological Sites of Greece

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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!

Poll: More Britons in Favor of Returning Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The Parthenon Marbles belong to Greece and should be returned to their rightful owners, says 59% of UK residents in a recent YouGov poll.

Greek Archaeological Council Decides to Reconstruct Parthenon Cella

The northern wall of the cella (or chamber) of the Parthenon in Athens, is set to be reconstructed, according to Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Four Ancient Greek Kouroi Statues Come to Light in Atalanti Field

Archaeologists have found four ancient Greek statues - known as Kouroi - in a field in the central Greece town of Atalanti, the Greek culture ministry announced.

Archaeological Site of Delos Undergoes Restoration

A set of restoration procedures will take place at the Greek archaeological site of Delos to preserve its monuments and also upgrade the island’s tourism infrastructure.

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city's history. It was used as a...
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Archaeological Site of Delphi

Cradle of one of the most important sanctuaries of the Greek antiquity and its most famous oracle was the land of Phocis and specifically the green valley of the river Pleistos. To the north, the valley is surrounded by the Mount Parnassus, while on the south it opens to the sea...
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Greece Launches 140 Cultural Events Outdoors at Sites Countrywide

A total of 140 concerts, art shows, theater and dance performances are scheduled to take place across Greece in the next two months, the culture ministry announced.

Amphipolis Tomb to Be Accessible to People with Disabilities

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council has approved plans for the addition of special routes at the Kasta tomb in Amphipolis for visitors with disabilities.

Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance

Restoration and support works on the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, are set to be completed by August.

Santorini’s Prehistoric Therasia Settlement Produces New Finds

The prehistoric settlement of Therasia, the second largest volcanic island off Santorini, has produced new archaeological finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Greek Culture Minister Inspects Restoration Work Progress at Sites

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently visited a number of sites across Greece, including the Museum of Vergina and the Amphipolis site, to inspect the progress of restoration and upgrade works.

Archaeological Site of Olympia

Olympia, the sanctuary of Zeus and birthplace of the Olympic Games, lies in a verdant valley of the western Peloponnese at the confluence of the rivers Alpheios and Kladeos. A landscape of great natural beauty, the whole valley was in ancient times thickly wooded and full of wild...
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Greek Culture Minister Says Fire-hit Mycenae to Reopen Soon

Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the archaeological site of Mycenae, evacuated on Sunday due to a wildfire, would open soon.

Archaeological Site of Delos

Delos was one the most important Panhellenic sanctuaries, and, according to mythology, the birth-place of Apollo and Artemis. The first evidence of habitation on the island dates from the 3rd millenium BC, and important remains of the Mycenaean period have been uncovered in the...
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Ioannina Castle on its Way to Become a Cultural Park

The Ioannina Castle, in northwestern Greece, is undergoing restoration works to open its doors to visitors as a cultural park.

Greek Ministries Sign MoC to Protect Sites, Monuments from Climate Effects

The Greek culture and climate change ministries have signed a memorandum of cooperation with the aim to protect the country’s archaeological sites from the impact of climate change.

Revamp of Amphipolis Archaeological Sites in Progress

Works are underway for the revamp of the archaeological sites discovered through excavations in the area of Amphipolis in northern Greece.

Properties Up for Lease in the Medieval City of Rhodes

Fourteen properties currently not in use in the Medieval City of Rhodes will be leased through public tenders, according to the Archaeological Proceeds Fund (TAP).

Olga Mendesidi, ©Greek Travel Pages Cultural Content Editor