Archaeological Sites of Greece

Archaeological Sites of Greece
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Our beloved Athens in all its glory! How to get the most out of it? Let us be your #MentorInGreece! #Acropolis #Athens #AncientGreece #AncientGreek #Greece #Greek #Hellas #Hellenic #StudyAbroad #StudyAbroadInGreece #StudyInGreece #Mentor video credit: Stian Rekdal

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Dodona is regarded as the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium B.C. second in fame only to Delphi. The Naia Festival (famous Panhellenic athletic and drama contests) was held here every 4 years in honour of Zeus.   Here lies the largest and best preserved theatre on the Greek mainland, the great Theatre of Dodona, built approximately in the early 3rd B.C. Once seated 17,000 in its heyday, it is now used for summer presentations of ancient Greek drama. #Dodona…

Dodona is regarded as the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium B.C. second in fame only to Delphi. The Naia Festival (famous Panhellenic athletic and drama contests) was held here every 4 years in honour of Zeus. Here lies the largest and best preserved theatre on the Greek mainland, the great Theatre of Dodona, built approximately in the early 3rd B.C. Once seated 17,000 in its heyday, it is now used for summer presentations of ancient Greek drama. #Dodona…

Dion, Pieria  Greece is blesse with many extraordinary archaeological sites but there is definitely something exceptional about Dion. Being on the foothills of mythical Mt. Olympus, in an area provided with inexhaustible natural charm, Dion was the religious centre of the Ancient Macedonians during the 5th century B.C., devoted primarily to Olympian Zeus and his daughters, the Muses. #Δίον #Dion #Pieria #Macedonia #Olympus #Macedonian #Zeus #Muses #AlexandertheGreat #sanctuary…

Dion, Pieria Greece is blesse with many extraordinary archaeological sites but there is definitely something exceptional about Dion. Being on the foothills of mythical Mt. Olympus, in an area provided with inexhaustible natural charm, Dion was the religious centre of the Ancient Macedonians during the 5th century B.C., devoted primarily to Olympian Zeus and his daughters, the Muses. #Δίον #Dion #Pieria #Macedonia #Olympus #Macedonian #Zeus #Muses #AlexandertheGreat #sanctuary…

Considered Europe's oldest city, the prominent centre of the Minoan Civilisation and according to tradition, the birthplace of thrilling stories, such as the myths of Theseus and the Minotaur and that of Daedalus and Icarus, the magnificent Knossos was inhabited from the Neolithic period (7,000-3,000 BCE) and was abandoned after its destruction in 1,375 BCE, which marked the end of the glorious kingdom of the legendary king Minos.  #Κνωσσός #Knossos #Minoan #Crete #AncientGreece…

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Welcome July!  At the top of a mighty bare rock that rises 116 metres above sea level at the island of Rhodes, stands the striking Acropolis of Lindos. The thrilling Doric Temple of Athena was built in the 4th century BCE by the tyrant Cleobulus, one of the Seven Sages of the ancient Greek world. Its outstanding location offers a breathtaking scenic view of the sea.  How to get the most out of it while travelling to Greece? Let us Mentor you! ;) #Lindos #Rhodes #Athena #Greece…

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Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace  Located on the north coast of the island of Samothrace, between the small village of Paleopoli and the Mount Fengari, lies one of the most significant archeological sites in Greece, one of the principal Pan-Hellenic religious sanctuaries, the Samothrace Temple Complex, known as the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, the so-called “Kabeiroi” (whose identity and nature still remains ambiguous). #Σαμοθράκη #Samothrace #Thrace #GreatGods #Gods #Kabeiroi #Greece

Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace Located on the north coast of the island of Samothrace, between the small village of Paleopoli and the Mount Fengari, lies one of the most significant archeological sites in Greece, one of the principal Pan-Hellenic religious sanctuaries, the Samothrace Temple Complex, known as the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, the so-called “Kabeiroi” (whose identity and nature still remains ambiguous). #Σαμοθράκη #Samothrace #Thrace #GreatGods #Gods #Kabeiroi #Greece

From all of us at Mentor, have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year, full of love, luck, and a lot of meaningful travelling! ✨ ✈  The Greek inscription shown in the picture is found in the Archaeological Site of Eleusis, on the way to the Telesterion; the initiation Hall and Temple for the Eleusinian Mysteries. Held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone, these initiation ceremonies were the most sacred of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece! "Αγαθή Τύχη" = Good Luck!

From all of us at Mentor, have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year, full of love, luck, and a lot of meaningful travelling! ✨ ✈ The Greek inscription shown in the picture is found in the Archaeological Site of Eleusis, on the way to the Telesterion; the initiation Hall and Temple for the Eleusinian Mysteries. Held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone, these initiation ceremonies were the most sacred of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece! "Αγαθή Τύχη" = Good Luck!

Despite a turbulent series of serious damages and repairs, the Ancient Agora of Athens boasts today several alluring sites, including the striking -reconstructed- Hellenistic Stoa of Attalos, built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon in the 2nd century BCE. Restored and reconstructed in the 20th century to its original form, the Stoa houses the Museum of Ancient Agora since 1957. #Greece #MentorInGreece #Mentor

Despite a turbulent series of serious damages and repairs, the Ancient Agora of Athens boasts today several alluring sites, including the striking -reconstructed- Hellenistic Stoa of Attalos, built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon in the 2nd century BCE. Restored and reconstructed in the 20th century to its original form, the Stoa houses the Museum of Ancient Agora since 1957. #Greece #MentorInGreece #Mentor

Hello October! 🍂 The city of Athens, Greece, with its famous Acropolis, has come to symbolise the whole of the country in the popular imagination, and not without cause. Athens began as a small, Mycenaean community and grew to become a city that, at its height, epitomised the best of Greek virtues and enjoyed such prestige that the Spartans refused to sack the city or enslave the citizens, even after Athens' defeat in the Peloponnesian War. #MentorInGreece #Αθήνα #Athens #AncientGreece…

Hello October! 🍂 The city of Athens, Greece, with its famous Acropolis, has come to symbolise the whole of the country in the popular imagination, and not without cause. Athens began as a small, Mycenaean community and grew to become a city that, at its height, epitomised the best of Greek virtues and enjoyed such prestige that the Spartans refused to sack the city or enslave the citizens, even after Athens' defeat in the Peloponnesian War. #MentorInGreece #Αθήνα #Athens #AncientGreece…

Welcome, September! 🍇  The breathtaking coastal location of Cape Sounion that hovers between sea and sky in southern Attica was a perfect spot for the majestic Temple of Poseidon, the mighty god of the sea. 🌊🌊🌊 - Built in 444 BCE at the edge of sheer cliffs, overlooking the Aegean Sea, the peripteral marble temple of the Doric order has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times. #MentorinGreece

Welcome, September! 🍇 The breathtaking coastal location of Cape Sounion that hovers between sea and sky in southern Attica was a perfect spot for the majestic Temple of Poseidon, the mighty god of the sea. 🌊🌊🌊 - Built in 444 BCE at the edge of sheer cliffs, overlooking the Aegean Sea, the peripteral marble temple of the Doric order has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times. #MentorinGreece

Ancient Olympia was the uppermost religious and athletic centre of ancient Greece and the motherland of the most prominent and glorious athletic Games of antiquity! How to get the most out of it? Let us be your Mentor in Greece! © Martin Gygax #Olympia #Olympics #OlympicGames #Zeus #Peloponnese #UNESCO #AncientGreece #AncientGreek #Greece #Greek #MentorInGreece

Ancient Olympia was the uppermost religious and athletic centre of ancient Greece and the motherland of the most prominent and glorious athletic Games of antiquity! Let us be your Mentor in Greece!

Welcome May! 🌼  The magnificent temple on the Acropolis of Athens, known as the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432 B.C. in the Age of Pericles, and it was dedicated to the city’s patron deity Athena. The temple was constructed to house the new cult statue of the goddess by Pheidias and to proclaim to the world the success of Athens as leader of the coalition of Greek forces which had defeated the invading Persian armies of Darius and Xerxes. #MentorInGreece #AncientGreece

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Hello April!  • The worldwide acclaimed ancient theatre of Epidaurus symbolises the finest and best-preserved example of a classical Greek theatre. Even by today's standards, this monument stands out as an exceptional artistic achievement through its wonderful integration into the landscape and most importantly, the perfection of its proportions and inimitable acoustics. How to get the most out of it while travelling to Greece? Let us be your #MentorInGreece!   #Epidaurus #theatre #drama

Hello April! • The worldwide acclaimed ancient theatre of Epidaurus symbolises the finest and best-preserved example of a classical Greek theatre. Even by today's standards, this monument stands out as an exceptional artistic achievement through its wonderful integration into the landscape and most importantly, the perfection of its proportions and inimitable acoustics. How to get the most out of it while travelling to Greece? Let us be your #MentorInGreece! #Epidaurus #theatre #drama

Portara, Temple of Apollo on Naxos Considered the main landmark and symbol of Naxos, situated in the tiny island of Palatia in the harbour of Naxos, lies the single remaining part of the incomplete temple of Apollo of 530 B.C. Constructed during the tyranny of Lygdamis, “Portara” is a huge marble gate, which consists of four marble parts weighing about 20 tons each. Portara today is connected with the Naxos mainland through a paved pathway. #Mentor #HistoricRoutes #MentorInGreece

Portara, Temple of Apollo on Naxos Considered the main landmark and symbol of Naxos, situated in the tiny island of Palatia in the harbour of Naxos, lies the single remaining part of the incomplete temple of Apollo of 530 B.C. Constructed during the tyranny of Lygdamis, “Portara” is a huge marble gate, which consists of four marble parts weighing about 20 tons each. Portara today is connected with the Naxos mainland through a paved pathway. #Mentor #HistoricRoutes #MentorInGreece

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