Greece Historic Sites and Landmarks

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One of the great archaeological sites of the world, the Palace of Knossos was built between 2000 and 1250 BCE. It was a political and religious center of the ancient Minoan culture.

Agios Eleftherios (Mikrí Mitropolí)Agios Eleftherios (Mikrí Mitropolí)
Athens, Greece

This tiny 12th-century church next to the cathedral is dedicated to the "Virgin Who Answers Prayers Quickly." The facade features a quirky patchwork of classical artifacts and medieval sculp

Mount AthosMount Athos

This mountainous peninsula in northern Greece is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries, the earliest of which was founded in 963 AD.

Temple of Apollo EpicuriusTemple of Apollo Epicurius
Bassae, Greece

Dedicated to Apollo the Helper, this is one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Greece. It was completed in 400 BCE using an unusual combination of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.

Temple of PoseidonTemple of Poseidon
Soúnio, Greece

Overlooking the sea from atop the sheer cliffs of Cape Sounion, the Temple of Poseidon was built in 444 BC for the god of the sea.

Ancient Agora of AthensAncient Agora of Athens
Athens, Greece

Originally built in the 5th century BCE, the agora of Athens was a large open space surrounded by public buildings and temples.

Acropolis MuseumAcropolis Museum
Athens, Greece

After decades of planning and years of construction, the Acropolis Museum reopened in an ultra-modern building in June 2009. It displays all artifacts discovered on the Acropolis.

Agios Dimitrios ChurchAgios Dimitrios Church
Thessaloniki, Greece

A Byzantine church with an interesting history, some fine mosaics, and a crypt with a miraculous font. Recent heavy restoration has taken away some its ambiance but it is still well worth visiting.

Agia SophiaAgia Sophia
Thessaloniki, Greece

The Agia Sophia is the largest and most famous Byzantine church in Thessaloniki, Greece. Built in the 8th century, it was modeled after the more famous 6th-century version in Istanbul.

Thessaloniki, Greece

A massive round building that was first a Roman temple, then a Christian church, then a mosque.

Sanctuary of ApolloSanctuary of Apollo
Delphi, Greece

Home to the famous Oracle of Delphi, this mountain sanctuary was the holiest site in Ancient Greece. It was believed to be the center of the world, marked by the sacred Omphalos stone.

Delos Island, Greece

Delos was a major sacred site in ancient Greece, second only to Delphi. A short boat ride from the island of Mykonos, the ruins of Delos include a variety of ancient temples and shrines.