General Information Location of Greece: South- east Europe. Country of European UnionIndependence day: 3 February 1830Population: 10.815.197Currency: EUROArea: 131,957 km2Capital: Athens
Acropolis, AthensThe Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrans, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.
Plaka, Athens Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighbourhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites.
Mikrolimano, Piraeus Port of AthensAmong the archaeological sites of Piraeus, parts of the ancient Themistoclean Walls and Eetioneia, a mole in the entrance to the harbour, are still preserved in good condition. Excavations in Pasalimani revealed the Skeuotheke, an ancient structure where ship rigging equipment was stored, designed by architect Philon. In Kastella the Syrangion is to be found, which probably served as a sanctuary to the local hero Syrango, and the Cave of Arethusa, both prehistoric. Ruins of the ancient city at the basement of the cathedral of Agia Triada and the ancient Theater of Zea next to the Archaeological Museum, the ancient neosoikoi in Zea, Munichia and Kantharos navy yard, can also be seen.
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Acheron, EpirusIn ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was known as the river of pain, and was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld. In the Homeric poems the Acheron was described as a river of Hades, into which Cocytus and Phlegethon both flowed.
Bridge of ArtaBridge of Arta is a stone bridge(17th century AD) over the River Arachtos in the town of Arta. There is an homonymus folk song (“ All day they were building it, and in the night it would collapse") famous in Greece which tells a story of human sacrifice.
Meteora, Trikala Meteora is one of the most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Catacombs, MilosThe catacombs were used as a secret place of worship until religious freedom was made legal by decree of Mediolanos or possibly until the ancient city of Klima was destroyed by earthquake, during the 5 th or 6th century AD.
Panagia Elona, LaconiaMonastery sacred to Panagia Elona (15th to 16th century), housing thehistorical icon (one of the Evangelist Lukass 70 icons) and the marvelous wood carved Temple by an unknown artist.
Drakolimni, EpirusDrakolimni is the name of several alpine or sub-alpine lakes in northwestern Greece Epirus region: the ones in mountain Tymfi and Smolikas are the most widely known. According to local folktales the lakes used to be inhabited by dragons who fought each other by throwing pines and rocks and thus created the peculiar landscape and gave their names to the lakes.
Naxos, Aegean SeaNaxos, is a Greek island, the largest island in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture.
Acheloos, Karditsa The Achelous also Acheloos, is a river in western Greece. It formed the boundary between Acarnania and Aetolia of antiquity. It empties into the Ionian Sea. In ancient times its spirit was venerated as the river god Achelous.
Cave of the Lakes, KalavritaThe legend says that the daughters of Proitos, king of Tirynth, Lyssippi, Ifinoy and Ifianassa, bragged that they were more beautiful than the Goddess Hera and scorned the worship of the God Dionysus. Zeuss mate didnt forgive their vanity and took their sanity, causing them to believe that they were heifers running wild on the mountains and meadows of Peloponnisos, infecting the women of Argolida with the craze of infanticide. Someday they arrived at the cave of Aroanios where they were found by Melambodas who cured them. He then led them to the village Loussoi.
Hiliadou, Euboea Euboea is the second largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. Its general direction is from northwest to southeast, and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range, which forms part of the chain that bounds Thessaly on the east, and is continued south of Euboea in the lofty islands of Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.
Voidokilia, Messinia Voidokilia Beach is a popular beach in Messinia in theMediterranean area. In the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω), its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. The landfacing side of the strip of dunes is Gialova Lagoon (or Yalova Lagoon), and important bird habitat. The beach has been named "A Place of Particular Natural Beauty“. It is part of a Natura 2000 protected area.
Delphic Oracle, Delphi In Greek mythology, Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and a major site for the worship of god Apollo after he slew the Python, a dragon who lived there and protected the navel of the Earth.
Forest, KesarianiThe forests are situated in the east, making up Mount Hymettus largest forest, and the forested area also contains a valley with a road linking Athens nearby communication tower.
Santorini, Aegean Sea Santorini, classically Thera, and officially Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.
Icaria, Aegean SeaIcaria, also spelled Ikaria, is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It derived its name from Icarus, the son of Daedalus in Greek mythology, who fell into the sea nearby.
Knossos, CreteKnossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete. In Greek mythology, King Minos dwelled in a palace at Knossos. He had Daedalus construct a labyrinth in which to retain his son, the Minotaur. Daedalus also built a dancing floor for Queen Ariadne. The word labyrinth manifestly contains the word labrys, the double axe, at least in folk etymology.
Voidomatis, IoanninaRiver Voidomatis flows across the villages of Zagoria, Epirus. It is one of the most scenic natural attractions in Greece. This river is a famous active holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It is also characterised by the traditional stone bridges along it and it is famous for its clean water, as it is probably the cleanest river in Europe.