The ancient open Theatre of Epidaurus dates back to 4th century BC and is located in the lush hills of the Peloponnese, just a 30-minute drive from the Saronic Gulf. This is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece, but is undeniably unique for a multitude of reasons. It is argued that the Theatre of Epidaurus is the grandest and best preserved in all of Greece, making it a must-see for travelers who come to Athens (Epidaurus is only 2 hours away from Athens!). Although the Theatre is most definitely the highlight of the area, the city that surrounds the Epidaurus Theatre is also an exemplary archeological site, with a gymnasium that is recently excavated and a museum with beautiful works of art like statues and replicas.
World renowned and truly a remarkable man of talent and integrity, Mikis Theodorakis has composed over 1000 songs, written heartbreakingly beautiful music and been awarded the Lenin Peace Prize. Politically active and a man of deep conviction he has also demonstrated the power of music to bring unity where there is discord. He is a living - breathing giant of the Greek music scene, and, at the age of 92, is living proof that abiding by one’s convictions and striving for the common good is, in effect, an elixir for longevity.
The almost 2,500-year-old Parthenon inspires and bewitches. Who could remain unaffected by its pediments and columns, its reverential view over the city of Athens and its magnificently rich heritage that consists of stony resistance in the face of unending challenges? But perhaps there is still more to learn about the Parthenon in the entrails of history. Here are ten facts (plus one) about the imposing monument of Parthenon that we hope will interest and inspire you.
Take a journey through time and discover the glory of ancient Athens when the city reached its peak. Transcend the time walking by extraordinary artifacts, carefully placed under the natural lighting that only an architectural masterpiece can offer: welcome to the Acropolis Museum!
The word 'Acropolis' is the name of every city or town built on the top of a hill or on a high ground level. The word derives from the Greek 'acropolis' and is a composition of two other words, 'acro', which means 'edge', and 'polis', which means 'city'. However, when we talk about the Acropolis, we always refer to the Acropolis of Athens, the famous navel where the Ancient Greek spirit was nurtured in order to later illuminate the track of western civilization.
Do you plan on visiting Greece for its staggering ancient history and culture but you don’t know which archaeological sites you should visit first? Here is a list of the most important archaeological sites which are definitely worth your time! Athens may well be the cradle of Democracy and Western civilization, but there are other places in Greece which host must-see archeological gems as well!