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Visit the iconic Acropolis
The Acropolis of Athens is the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our times. It is situated on a hill of average height (156m) that rises in the basin of Athens. Its overall dimensions are approximately 170 by 350m. The hill is rocky and steep on all sides except for the western side, and has an extensive, nearly flat top. Strong fortification walls have surrounded the summit of the Acropolis for more than 3,300 years. The first fortification wall was built during the 13th century BC, and surrounded the residence of the local Mycenaean ruler. In the 8th century BC, the Acropolis gradually acquired a religious character with the establishment of the cult of Athena, the city’s patron goddess. The sanctuary reached its peak in the archaic period (mid-6th century to early 5th century BC).
National Archaeological Museum
As one of the most important museums in the world and the largest of Greece, the National Archaeological Museum in Athens is an abundant repository of collected artefacts from ancient Greek culture and history. It was originally intended to receive 19th century excavations from Attica and other parts of Greece. But the museum took its present form after gradually becoming enriched with archaeological finds from all parts of the Greek world - and even from Egypt. At the time of the construction of the museum, it was Eleni Tositsa who donated the land upon which the building came to be.
Additional benefactors were Demetrios and Nikolaos Vernardakis, who contributed a large sum for the completion of the museum. Functioning today as a Special Regional Service of the Ministry of Culture, the National Archaeological Museum holds great importance for understanding the culture and history of Greece. Rich with 11,000 exhibits which offer a holistic view of the past, the museum is a valuable centre for historical and cultural study.
Delphi is famous for one thing in particular: it is home to the world-famous oracle of Delphi. This oracle was renowned in Ancient Greece, as pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean would visit it to receive the prophecies of the ancient Greek god Apollo. The prophecies were delivered by Apollo through the words of Pythia, the high-priestess of his temple.
Santorini is not only a stunningly beautiful place, it also has many fun things to do that don’t go beyond those eye-candy sunsets and mesmerizing blue sea. In this post, we will share with you all the fun things to do in Santorini, Greece, that will elevate your already magical vacation to new heights.
IKokkini Paralia, or Red Beach in Santorini, owes its name to the original colors of the steep cliffs created from the volcanic lava. Both the road and the beach itself are covered with a characteristic reddish-black gravel. The coast on all sides is surrounded by rocks, which guarantee unforgettable views of the bay.
Old Venetian Harbor
The charming Old Port of Chania, located in the western part of Crete, Greece, is a popular destination for visitors to the island. It’s a picturesque spot that offers an enchanting blend of traditional and modern elements, making it a perfect place for a leisurely stroll, dining, or shopping.
The first palace at Knossos was built at the beginning of the Middle Minoan period (2000–1580 bce). It consisted of isolated structures built around a rectangular court. Knossos produced fine polychrome pottery on a black glazed ground during this period. About 1720 bce a destructive earthquake leveled most of Knossos..
Honestly, it’s quite varied and properly really well worth a gander across the entire island whilst you visit. Ibiza is many things: boho, ad-lib, hippy, seaside paradise, fashionista, clubber, all-night-time raver… Ibiza is all you want for an ideal summertime season vacation – and that’s why it draws hundreds of thousands of travelers every summer.
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