Mainland Greece is a rugged, mountainous peninsular jutting out into the Aegean sea, surrounded by some 1,400 islands. From the Acropolis in Athens to Knossos on the island of Crete, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites. Places that have fuelled fertile imaginations for centuries, and filled glass cabinets around the world. Not surprising then that Greece is a popular tourist destination, particularly if exploring history is your thing. And there is over 700,000 years worth of history to explore. There are as many spectacular historical sites to visit on the mainland as there are on the islands.
Visiting Sites and Museums in Greece in 2021
Entry to Greece from certain destinations is restricted, and for those who can enter the country you are required to complete a Traveller Locator Form. All the necessary information for arrivals by land, sea and air are available in English, French and German on the Greek Government’s Official Website. Further advice for travellers is available on the National Public Health Organisation’s Website.
Greece is currently in a lockdown and citizens are required to stay at home except for the purposes of work and other specified reasons (detailed on the Greek Government Website). Archaeological and historical attractions and museums are closed until further notice.
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 >>
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 >>
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:
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 >>