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    Top Ancient Historical Sites to See in Greece

    Travel back in time as you visit the country rich in ancient history known as Greece. The land of Greece is a mosaic of different experiences and landscapes from a series of idyllic islands to ruins, museums and coastal towns, this is truly a fascinating country that you should include on your bucket list. Experience the fine sand, swim in the warm crystal blue water, relax on the sunbeds, and spending time with your family or loved ones in affordable homes for rent in Greece are the best way possible.

    Here are the top five historical sites to visit that will surely make your trip a remarkable one. An all-time classic getaway to Greece starts here! 

    Athens

    Majority of the popular tourist attractions are located in Athens. In this city, you’ll be able to visit the following major historical sites:
    • The Temple of Poseidon
    • The Plaka – it is the old neighborhood in Athens that is located around the slopes of the Acropolis. One of the great features on this area is the labyrinthine streets and even the neoclassical theme of architecture.
    • Cape Souniou – it is notable as the site of ruins of the famous ancient Greek temple of Poseidon. Going back to classical mythology, Poseidon is known as the God of Sea. The remnants of the temple are situated high on a hill that is surrounded by sea on its three sides.
    • National Archeological Museum
    • The Acropolis – it is an ancient fortress that is located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens. Up to date, it contains the remnants of some ancient buildings that are historically significant.
    • The Parthenon – With its great architectural design and historical background, it is indeed one of the important structures in the world built in 440 BC. The features and size of this ancient temple is something that you should look forward to when visiting the area.
    • The Agora – it is known as the open-air market of Athens. Apart from being a place where people tend to buy and sell goods, it is also a noteworthy place for those people who gather together to discuss essential topics like politics, business, current events and even about the nature of universe or divinity.
    • Syntagma Square – it is also known as Constitution Square and the city center of Athens. One interesting fact about Syntagma Square is that all areas meet back at the square central location. It has been through a lot of war, rebuilds, and democracy.
    Olympia

    This is a birthplace of Olympics. It starts in the archeological sites of Olympia. You’ll be able to find the most sacred spot in all of Olympia which is the Mt. Kronion. Olympics is absolutely an important part of the world history and visiting this place with all the ruins of the stadiums built for the Olympics allow you to go back to the time on how it all began. It started in 776 B.C and happened every four years from that date.  Way back in the 10th century B.C, Olympia is the place to worship Zeus. It also has the highest concentrations of historical and highly significant masterpieces from the ancient Greek world located in the sanctuary of God known as Altis. One of the largest Doric temples and most significant buildings was the Temple of Zeus. Here you’ll find a statue of Zeus by Pheidias who woked on the Parthenon that was made out of solid gold plus the ivory representation of Zeus that is seated on a throne which was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    Meteora

    Visiting Meteora is being compared to visiting an entirely different planet. It is included on the UNESCO list under the massive historical site. It features rock pillar up to 1,200 feet from the otherwise plain landscape. The rock pillars were approximately there for about 60 million years already from the earthquakes and weathering. Monasteries that can be found here are located on top of the high cliffs. It is also a sacred place where monks and nuns worship. Originally, there are 24 monasteries in the area but only six have stood the test of time. The remaining six monasteries are created on natural sandstone rock pillars. The access to these monasteries was originally difficult. It used to require long ladders or large nets that used to haul up the goods and even the people who wanted to go up. The great architecture here complements evenly to the dramatic landscapes.

    Rhodes Island

    Rhode Island is associated with beautiful shores that are part of the Aegean Sea and even the romantic Old Town. At the Old Town, the most well-preserved medieval towns of Europe can be found inclusive of impressive castles, paved paths, strong walls and even elegant stone mansions. It is also one of the famous and largest islands of Dodecanese. Numerous historically significant sites are can be found throughout the island namely the Temple of Apollo, Acropolis of Lindos and even the Acropolis of Rhodes. Adding up to the features of the island, it also has a vibrant nightlife all packed with clubs and restaurants. It used to be the location of the Colossus of Rhodes, a huge bronze statue that was completed in 280 B.C. but was also destroyed by an earthquake way back in 224 B.C., is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, no remnants of the statue are seen today. On the other hand, the Acropolis of Lindos is perfectly situated overlooking the stunning village that was dated back from the Hellenistic period.

    Corfu Museums

    Corfu is notably known for its crystal clear blue waters. Be ready to be mesmerized by the unique architectural design present in the area. Majority of the architectures were inspired by the Venetian-Roman styling. It was the first Greek island open for tourism due to its strong connection with Europe. On the northern part of the area, Sidari, Kassiopi, Paleokastritsa, and Acharavi are some of the suggested tourist areas that you can visit while on the inland part, it is packed with stunning villages and numerous attractions which you’ll surely enjoy.  There are many churched and museum in Corfu which represents its history, architecture, and even the culture of the area.

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