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The Top Archaeological Sites You Absolutely Must See in Greece

With a history as rich and expansive as that of  Greece, it is no surprise that there are countless archaeological sites that you should visit while touring the country. Of course, everyone knows the popular tourist attractions such as...

Discover Pavlopetri, the Underwater Ancient Greek City (Video)

Located off the Peloponnesean coast lies a secret treasure of antiquity: the ancient city of Pavlopetri. This magical city is thought to have been submerged due to a series of earthquakes which occurred around 1000 BC. Dating back 5,000 years,...

Ancient Palaestra Discovered in Greece's Eretria

A new public building that dates back to the 4th century BC was discovered in the archaeological site of Eretria, in Greece’s Evia island. The Swiss archaeological school of Greece conducted the research under the supervision of Evia’s Ephorate of...

Inside Crete's Minoan Palace of Knossos

Located about five kilometers (three miles) south of Heraklion, on the rather low Kephala hill, the Palace of Knossos was the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete.  It was also at the core of the highly sophisticated civilization that...

The Romantic Lighthouse of Santorini

The alluring island of Santorini has been attracting tourists for a long time. While many people spend their days visiting the enchanting towns of Oia and Fira, not everyone knows that many other things can be done on the...

A Visit to Greece's Valley of the Muses

  The eastern slopes of Mount Helicon have been witnesses to the history of the Valley of the Muses, the site of an ancient Greek sanctuary where, since the 3rd century B.C., the Thespians would organize the Mouseia festivals in...

Ancient Site of Delphi Scaling Back Access on Tuesdays Due to Staff Shortages

The archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece will remain open on Tuesdays, but on a limited scale, the ministry of Culture announced on Monday. Faced with staff shortages, the ministry was considering shutting down the site and its museum...

CultureMin: Declaring Old Airport an Archaeological Site Doesn't Affect Future Investments

Declaring the site of the former Athens airport at Hellinikon an archaeological site will not affect the investment in any way, Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas said on Monday during a visit to Crete. The Culture Ministry’s General Directorate for Antiquities...

Greek Culture Ministry Seeks to Declare Elliniko as Archaeological Site

The Greek Culture Ministry is planning on declaring the old Athens Airport (Elliniko) as an archaeological site, as well as the area surrounding it. This would complicate plans to develop the area, only two months after the Hellenic Republic...