10 Of The Most Amazing Ancient Sites In Greece

Greece is the setting for an outpouring of ancient history like nowhere else in Europe, where the famous myths seem to come alive. From soaring fortresses on the hills of Corinth to crumbling icons above the Athenian skyline, we take a look at some of the must-see spots for history buffs.

The Acropolis

High on top of a hill overlooking Athens stands the proud remnants of four of the most well-known ruins preserved from the ancient world. The iconic Parthenon, Propylaia, Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike make up the Acropolis of ancient Athens. The word ‘Acropolis’ refers to the highest point of the city, explaining why visitors to these impressive structures must first ascend a slope up a steep bluff. After passing through the Propylaia, or gateway, guests can walk the hilltop and enjoy the great marble facades that have stood here for over two thousand years.

Delphi

Dive into one of the most wondrous ancient places in the world, where heaven and earth once met. Delphi was known as the prime place of worship for Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, as well as a place of worship for many other gods and goddesses. It was also the location where the oracle of Delphi was filled with the spirit of Apollo and asked for guidance. READ MORE

 

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