Constantine Kondyllis runs the first leg of the very first Olympic torch relayfrom Olympia to Berlin in 1936.

Constantine Kondyllis running the first leg of the very first Olympic torch relay, from Olympia (Peloponnese) to Berlin in 1936

TRAVEL'IN GREECE I Henri Cartier-Bresson - Theater festival. Interval during the play "Medea" (Maria Callas in the main role)

I Henri Cartier-Bresson - Theater festival. Interval during the play "Medea" (Maria Callas in the main role)

More Yarn Will Do The Trick: Mani, Greece in the 1970s

More Yarn Will Do The Trick: Mani, Greece in the you can afford it --Maggie

1956 - At the ancient theater of Epidaurus (photo by Dimitirs Harissiadis)

Ancient theater of Epidaurus, Photo by Dimitirs Harissiadis. The Benaki Museum Photographic Archive

Ancient #Messene, Greece - mount Ithomi. Most of the area of Ancient Messene contains the ruins of the large #classical city-state of Messene refounded by Epaminondas in 369 BC, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the #Peloponnese.

Most of the area of Ancient Messene contains the ruins of the large city-state of Messene refounded by Epaminondas in 369 BC, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the

At the archaeological site of Mycenae in the north-eastern Peloponnese

Lion Gate - Wilhelm Dorpfeld peeking through a hole-in-the-wall to the left and Heinrich Schliemann with cane and glasses.

© Herbert List/Magnum Photos GREECE. Peloponnese. Delphi. Theater. 1937.

“ - The theater at Delphi, which presented the audience with an amazing view of the entire sanctuary (Herbert List -

Picture of 1946, Messenia district, Greecen of the civil war era. Far-right Petropoulos militia members bring a captive civilian to execution. The man on the right of the prisoner with his hand up is Christos Petropoulos himself giving the sign to the execution of the prisoner.

Picture of 1946, Messenia district, Greecen of the civil war era. Far-right Petropoulos militia members bring a captive civilian to execution. The man on the right of the prisoner with his hand up is Christos Petropoulos himself giving the sign to the execution of the prisoner.

Πελοπόννησος 1950

A grandmother with her grandchildren. Peloponnese, Greece, circa 1950 Voula Th.

725 BC - Sparta conquers Messenia and forms Helot slavery. Having slaves to do all the tedious work of farming allows the Spartans to spend all their time in military training.

725 BC - Sparta conquers Messenia and forms Helot slavery. Having slaves to do all the tedious work of farming allows the Spartans to spend all their time in military training.

Hensser H (Mr) -- Short Sunderland Mk Is of Nos. 228 and 230 Squadrons RAF moored in Messinia Bay off Kalamata while evacuating RAF personnel from Greece, 29 April 1941. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Hensser H (Mr) -- Short Sunderland Mk Is of Nos. 228 and 230 Squadrons RAF moored in Messinia Bay off Kalamata while evacuating RAF personnel from Greece, 29 April -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

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