Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Iraklio

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

This state-of-the-art museum is one of the largest and most important in Greece. The two-storey revamped 1930s Bauhaus building makes a gleaming showcase for artefacts spanning 5500 years from Neolithic to Roman tim…
Top Choice Historic Site in Olympia Town

Ancient Olympia

The Olympic Games took place here every four years for at least 1000 years, until their abolition by Emperor Theodosius I in AD 393. The Olympic flame is still lit here for the modern Games. Thanks to the destructio…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Knossos

Palace of Knossos

Crete’s most famous historical attraction is the Palace of Knossos, the grand capital of Minoan Crete, located 5km south of Iraklio. The setting is evocative and the ruins and recreations impressive, incorporating a…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Cyclades

Ancient Delos

Delos has a special place in Greek mythology. When Leto was preganant with twins Apollo and Artemis, she was relentlessly pursued by vengeful Hera, before finally finding sanctuary. It is on this sacred island that …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Delphi

Sanctuary of Apollo

The Sanctuary of Apollo is considered the heart of the Delphic oracle. From the main entrance, the Sacred Way gradually winds up to the Doric Temple of Apollo. In ancient times the Sacred Way was lined with treasuri…
Top Choice Temple in Acropolis Area

Parthenon

More than any other monument, the Parthenon epitomises the glory of Ancient Greece. Meaning 'virgin's apartment', it's dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the goddess embodying the power and prestige of the city. The lar…
Top Choice Historic Site in Acropolis Area

Acropolis

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. Its monuments and sanctuaries of white…
Top Choice Museum in Delphi

Delphi Archaeological Museum

From around the 8th century BC, Ancient Delphi managed to amass a considerable treasure trove, much of it reflected in its magnificent museum. Opinions vary about whether to visit the museum or the site first, where…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Kos

Asklepieion

The island’s most important ancient site stands on a pine-covered hill 3km southwest of Kos Town, commanding lovely views across towards Turkey. A religious sanctuary devoted to Asclepius, the god of healing, it was…
Top Choice Mountain in Macedonia

Mt Olympus

The cloud-covered lair of the Ancient Greek pantheon, awe-inspiring Mt Olympus is simply spectacular. It fires visitors' imaginations today, just as it did for the ancients who venerated it. Greece’s highest mountai…