Discover the archaeological sites and breath-taking landscapes of Greece!

Greece is a country with an abundant archaeological heritage and deciding what to visit first can be daunting. From Athens to the Cyclades, via the Island of Evia, Greece is a country with many facets.


Athens should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Greece. One of the oldest cities in the world, Athens is famous for its ancient sites, with the Acropolis is probably the most famous. This symbol of ancient Greek civilization dates back to the 5th century BC and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

Marvel at the Parthenon and the Agora – the ancient centre of ancient public life. This is where business was conducted, and current affairs discussed. A visit its museum will enlighten you about the context and history of the Acropolis. You can also experience incredible views of the Acropolis from hills like Lycabetta Hill or Philopappos Hill.

Take a break in the Zappéion park national garden and stroll around Syntagma Square, Athens’ central square where the parliament is located, and watch the changing of the presidential guard. Other places of significance include the Monastiraki and Plaka districts, and Panathenees Stadium, made entirely of white marble.

Athens also have a number of museums to visit on your trip: the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Coin Museum, the Museum of Greek Folk Art and so much more!

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Athens is more than just the Acropolis. Get your fill of culture and history at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Its 8,000 square metre collection ranges from the Neolithic to the late Roman period and include exhibits such as the golden mask of Agamemnon, the statue of Zeus and the statue of Athena.


Euboea is the second largest Greek island after Crete, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Euripe, Discover its riches – from the small port of St. George to Eretria.

Edipsos, a seaside resort where it is said Aristotle came to take advantage of its therapeutic waters, also has a rich medieval history.

The island’s capital, Chalcis, is located where the strait is the narrowest – only 35 meters. Its Jewish cemetery with its 15th century tombs is one of the most important in Greece. Visit the fort Kara Baba, built in the 17th century, and enjoy the view of the bay of Aulia.

Eretria, ancient rival of Athens, stands out for its archaeological museum. Discover the reconstruction of the mosaic house, which was destroyed in 270 BC after being inhabited for a century.

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One of the most visited sites in Greece is Epidaurus, the second major archaeological site in the Peloponnese, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its ancient theatre dating from the 4th century BC is extremely well preserved and could accommodate up to 14,000 people. The site also features an archaeological museum.

At the centre of Greece the Meteora is one of the most extraordinary landmarks. However, this magnificent rock formation resulting from erosion is not the most impressive, as monasteries have been built on top of some of these rocks! The highest of them, the Monastery of the Great Meteor, culminates at a 610-metre altitude.

The Cyclades archipelago, which includes a dozen Greek islands north of Crete, has its own share of exceptional sites: Santorini and its white villages on the cliffs, Mykonos and its windmills, and Tinos and its villages lost in the mountains.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Greece. The mainland and islands all conceal archaeological wonders and exceptional sites.

Epidaurus, temple of medicine

According to legend, Aesculapius, son of Apollo and god of medicine, opened his first consulting room there. A temple of sanctuary is dedicated to him.

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