Archaeological Sites of Greece

Archaeological Sites of Greece
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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

After much deliberation, UNESCO decides each year on new sites worthy of World Heritage status to add to its eclectic list of more than a thousand places of “outstanding universal value to humanity.” National Geographic chose the 10 favourites for travellers and guess which one is first on the list: the Archaeological Site of Philippi (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2016) How to get the most out of it while travelling to Greece? Let us Mentor you! 😉  #Philippi #Macedonia…

After much deliberation, UNESCO decides each year on new sites worthy of World Heritage status to add to its eclectic list of more than a thousand places of “outstanding universal value to humanity.” National Geographic chose the 10 favourites for travellers and guess which one is first on the list: the Archaeological Site of Philippi (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2016) How to get the most out of it while travelling to Greece? Let us Mentor you! 😉 #Philippi #Macedonia…

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…

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…

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! 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

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…

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…

Hello June; hello summer! ☀  The #Cyclades fulfil their collective name (kyklos in #Greek means circle) by encircling the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the twin offspring of Zeus by Leto, the sacred island of #Delos, which was a major religious centre for the ancient Greeks in the Archaic and Classical periods, second in significance only to Delphi. In fact, the island was so sacred that, at one point, no one was permitted to be born or to die there! #MentorInGreece

Hello June; hello summer! ☀ The #Cyclades fulfil their collective name (kyklos in #Greek means circle) by encircling the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the twin offspring of Zeus by Leto, the sacred island of #Delos, which was a major religious centre for the ancient Greeks in the Archaic and Classical periods, second in significance only to Delphi. In fact, the island was so sacred that, at one point, no one was permitted to be born or to die there! #MentorInGreece

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

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

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

Finally, spring is just around the corner and the lovely weather is calling for you to take a turn through Hephaisteion, the temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Immersed in the greens of the Ancient Agora, this very well-preserved temple of the 5th century B.C., welcomes you to see how the Greek temples used to be... Dedicated to Athena Ergane and Hephaestus, patrons of craftsmen and artisans, no wonder why until the mid-20th century the surrounding areas were districts of metalworkers etc. ;)

Finally, spring is just around the corner and the lovely weather is calling for you to take a turn through Hephaisteion, the temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Immersed in the greens of the Ancient Agora, this very well-preserved temple of the 5th century B.C., welcomes you to see how the Greek temples used to be... Dedicated to Athena Ergane and Hephaestus, patrons of craftsmen and artisans, no wonder why until the mid-20th century the surrounding areas were districts of metalworkers etc. ;)


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