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Ancient Asine

Ancient Asine

Ancient Asine Ancient Asine has been identified with the rocky promontory, today called Kastraki, by the village of Tolo. The excavations began in the 1920’s by a French team but were continued by the Swedish after the Crown Prince of Sweden visited the site. They investigated the Acropolis and the parts of the southern and […]

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus The Asklipio of Epidauros is one of those ancient places that obtained universal fame and respect. It functioned as both a religious and political centre of the city state of ancient Epidauros a city of rather small importance which lived under the shadow of powerful centres of that time like […]

Mycenae

Mycenae

Mycenae Right in the middle of a dream-like but nevertheless wild landscape, which softens as one heads down south towards the Argolic bay, one finds the mythical Mycenean Acropolis which has the absolute control over the valley of Argos. The Ionic hillock of Mycenae, with the deep, abrupt and steep gorges that surround it, enchants […]

Ancient Τyrins

Ancient Τyrins

Ancient Τyrins On the road that links Argos to Nauplio, built upon a rocky height, is the Acropolis of Tyrins, one of the most important cities of Mycenae, closely linked to the name of Herakles since it is believed to be his birthplace and the starting point of his mythical labours. The city was founded […]

Ancient Nemea

Ancient Nemea

Ancient Nemea Ancient Nemea was not a city but, like Olympia, both a sanctuary to Zeus and a Panhellenic games venue. As it has only recently been excavated (by Stephen Miller of Berkeley University, California) unlike Olympia the crowds haven’t yet discovered it, and, it doesn’t appear in Greek guides. There are no spectacular sculptures […]

Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth Ancient Corinth, the original City of Corinth, was founded in the 10th Century BC and was the largest city in ancient Greece. More importantly, Corinth was ancient Greece’s richest port. The Corinth Paul knew had been re-founded by Julius Caesar as a Roman colony in 44 BC. Using Rome’s tried and true format […]

Mystras

Mystras

Mystras Mystras occupies a steep foothill on the northern slopes of Mt. Taygetos, 6km. NW of Sparta. The castle on the top of the hill was founded in 1249 by the Frankish leader William II de Villeharduin. After 1262 it came under Byzantine control, and at the middle of the 14th century became the seat […]

Olympia

Olympia

Olympia In western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods, it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount Kronios, at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers, in a lush, green landscape. Although secluded near […]

Delphi

Delphi

Delphi Legend tells us that Delphi was the point where two eagles, which had been released by Zeus at different ends of the world, had met again after their flights across the skies. Zeus threw the Sacred Stone at this exact point, and Delphi became known as the centre of the world. Legend states that […]

Athens

Athens

Athens Athens…the city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city… The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilization of […]

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