Attractions

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 Argolis

Ancient Mycenae

In the barren foothills of Mt Agios Ilias (750m) and Mt Zara (600m) stand the sombre and mighty ruins of Ancient Mycenae, home of the mythical Agamemnon. For 400 years (1600–1200 BC) this kingdom was the most powerf…
Top Choice Ruins in Mystras

Mystras

Spread over a steep, verdant mountainside of the Taÿgetos ranges, this former capital of the Byzantine Empire is the single most compelling set of medieval ruins in Greece. A classic fortified city, Mystras is surro…
Top Choice Historic Site in Ancient Messini (Mavromati)

Ancient Messini

The remains of this vast ancient city are as extensive as those of Olympia and Epidavros, yet Ancient Messini receives only a fraction of their visitors. Picturesquely situated on a hillside below the village of Mav…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Corinthia

Ancient Corinth

In the centre of a modern village loom the extensive yet compact ruins of this ancient (mostly Roman) city. Home to the legendary Jason of the Argonauts, stealer of the Golden Fleece, the streets of Ancient Corinth …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Argolis

Epidavros

In its day Epidavros, 30km east of Nafplio, was famed and revered as far away as Rome as a place of miraculous healing. Visitors came great distances to the tranquil Sanctuary of Asclepius (god of medicine) to seek …
Top Choice Historic Site in Monemvasia

Kastro – Medieval Village

Almost wholly surrounded by ocean, Monemvasia's fortified medieval village is divided into the lower town, bisected by a main cobbled street lined with souvenir shops and tavernas that leads to the main square, and …
Top Choice Canal in Corinthia

Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is an engineering marvel. A project that spanned many centuries, it was conceived by a ruler of Ancient Corinth, begun by Roman emperor Nero, and completed in the 19th century by the French. Cut th…
Top Choice Museum in Kalavryta

Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust

The country's only Holocaust museum, this is a powerful tribute to the residents of Kalavryta who perished in the 13 December 1943 slaughter perpetrated by the Nazis. It’s a dignified, understated, yet extremely evo…
Top Choice Museum in Olympia Town

Archaeological Museum

This superb museum at Ancient Olympia features finds from the archaeological site. Visiting it before or after touring the ruins helps to put the ancient site and its buildings into perspective. The museum's exhibit…