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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!

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...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Archaic Mass Grave in Faliro May Soon Open to the Public 

An archaic mass grave uncovered near Faliro, between Athens and Piraeus, will come into the spotlight as the Central Archaeological Council has approved the construction of a protective edifice.

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...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Big Buildings Blocking Acropolis View Cause Stir

The construction of two multi-storey buildings in the immediate surrounding area of the Acropolis in Athens, has spurred a strong reaction of locals.

Greek Ministries at a Loss Over High-rise Building Permits Under the Acropolis

Greece’s environment ministry announced that it would temporarily halt the issuance of new licenses for the construction of buildings in the area around the Acropolis.

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).

Culture Ministry: Winter Schedule for Greek Sites, Museums

State museums and archaeological sites in Greece as of January 7, will be operating in accordance to the winter schedule, the Ministry of Culture announced.

Temple of Poseidon

The sanctuary at Sounion is one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica. Sporadic finds point to the conclusion that the site was inhabited in the prehistoric period but there is no evidence of religious practice in such an early date. "Sounion Hieron" (sanctuary of Sounion)...
Posted On 13 May 2014
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Different Ticket Rates for Acropolis Museum in Summer and Winter

Ticket prices for the Acropolis Museum are subject to change to 10 euros in the summer and 5 euros in winter, according to the Greek ministry of culture.

Athens Acropolis Site and Museum Attract Over 4.5m Visitors

The Acropolis site and museum have welcomed a total of 4.5 million visitors thus far in 2018, according to Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba.

Acropolis Area Building Permits Shelved for Now

Greece's environment minister, Giorgos Stathakis, has temporarily suspended all new building permits for constructions in the area surrounding the Acropolis after a public uproar.

Asklepieion of Epidaurus

A major crowd puller among the archaeological destinations of Greece, Epidaurus is famed for its unmatched theatre, as well as for its Asklepieion, thus named the sanctuaries sacred to Asclepius, the healing god and son of Apollo. Combining religious faith with empirical...
Posted On 23 May 2014
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Europa Nostra Says Giant Buildings Blocking View to Acropolis ‘Inconceivable’

Europa Nostra, Europe’s federation for the protection of cultural heritage, is backing the public outcry in Athens over the construction of two multi-storey buildings in front of the Acropolis.

Acropolis of Athens

For over two millennia, ascending the Acropolis hill has been a must-do for visitors to Athens; it could not be otherwise for the Acropolis monuments, the universal and timeless symbols of the classical spirit bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Greek Museum Admission Fees to Rise Next Year

Admission fees to 24 of Greece’s leading museums, sites and monuments will increase next year, according to Greece's tourism and archaeological authorities.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The devotional character of the site goes back to prehistoric times, while the establishment of the sanctuary of Zeus is attested in the early historic era. In ca. 515 BC the tyrant of Athens Peisistratos initiated the construction of a monumental temple that was left unfinished...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Greek Culture Ministry Sets Out to Make Delos Islet an Open Museum

The Greek Culture Ministry announced plans to transform the historic island of Delos, in the Cyclades, into an open museum.

Greek Culture Minister Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the Only Option

"The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is a one-way street,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said during a workshop held in Athens.

Olga Mendesidi, ©Greek Travel Pages Cultural Content Editor