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Top Choice Historic Site in Olympia Town

Ancient Olympia

The Olympic Games took place here for at least 1000 years, held every four years until their abolition by Emperor Theodosius I in AD 393. Today, the Olympic flame continues to be lit here for the modern Games. Thank…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Argolis

Ancient Mycenae

World Heritage–listed Mycenae is synonymous with the names Homer and Schliemann. In the 9th century BC Homer told in his epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, of ‘well-built Mycenae, rich in gold’. These poems were…
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 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 Cortinth…
Top Choice Historic Site in Messinia

Ancient Messini

The remains of this vast ancient city are at least 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 villa…
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 thr…
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 Historic Site in Monemvasia

Kastro – Medieval Town

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 Museum in Olympia Town

Archaeological Museum

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