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Exploring the past in Greece

Greece has some of the most iconic of archaeological sites, from the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens to Knossos on the Island of Crete. It is the ruins and black and red pots of Hellenistic Greece we are more familiar with, scattered in museums around the World, but our ancestors were here as long ago as 700,000 years.

This page provides information archaeological sites and museums in Greece.
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Ancient and Volcanic Landscapes of Milos

Milos has a long and fascinating past, both geological and archaeological. Much of the rich archaeological past is a direct consequence of the island’s geological past. There are many ways to discover the Volcanic & Prehistoric Landscapes of Milos, but a day trip sailing around the island on a catamaran has to be one of the best … Continue Reading >>

Thomas Dowson

Archaeology Travel

One of two arches of the Roman Pont Flavian in Provence.

Anaparastaseis: Bringing Byzantine Icons Alive

Easter is certainly one of the best times to visit the island of Paros, if only to see the spectacular annual ritual of Anaparastaseis in Marpissa, a unique local custom that people come from far and wide to see. Each year since 1917 the villagers of Marpissa have been observing their own unique take on the Good Friday ritual … Continue Reading >>

Thomas Dowson

Archaeology Travel

One of two arches of the Roman Pont Flavian in Provence.

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Map of Archaeology and History Sites and Museums In Greece

Regions of Greece

For a list of archaeology and history sites and museums by region, click on the region on the map or follow the links below.

For a list of archaeology and history sites and museums by region, click on the region on the map or follow the links below:

Athens & Attica
Central Greece
Central Macedonia
Crete
East Macedonia and Thrace
Epirus
Ionian Islands
North Aegean
Peloponnese
South Aegean
Thessaly
West Greece
West Macedonia

City Guides for History Lovers

The Greek National Guard in traditional costume, Athens.

Athens: the Ancient Capital of Europe

With over 6,000 years of history Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Often said to be the cradle of western democracy, it was here in the 5th century BC that political thought, drama, art, philosophy, science and architecture came together during a period known as the ‘Golden Age of Pericles’. Over the centuries since numerous conquerors have occupied the city and left their mark with more splendid monuments. The contemporary urban setting of modern-day Athens is like a palimpsest, reflecting this exciting often turbulent history … Continue Reading >>

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