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The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city...
Evans’ reconstruction brings to life the palace’s most significant parts, including the reconstructed columns; painted deep brown-red with gold-trimmed black capitals, they taper gracefully at the bottom...
Held every four years until their abolition by killjoy Emperor Theodosius I in AD 393, the Olympic Games were held here for at least 1000 years...
Of all the archaeological sites in Greece, Ancient Delphi is the one with the most potent ‘spirit of place’...
This outstanding museum is one of the largest and most important in Greece. There are artefacts spanning 5500 years from neolithic to Roman times, but it’s rightly most famous for its extensive Minoan collection...
Kastro & Upper Town
From opposite the upper entrance ticket office, a path (signposted ‘kastro ’) leads up to the fortress. The fortress was built by the Franks and extended by the Turks...
About3km east of the town of Malia, this grand palace was built at about the same time as the two other great Minoan palaces of Phaestos and Knossos...
Begin your tour of the Knights’ Quarter at Liberty Gate , crossing the small bridge into the Old Town. In a medieval building is the original site of the Museum of Modern Greek Art ...
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