Archaeological Sites of Greece

Archaeological Sites of Greece
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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

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 B.C.) and was abandoned after its destruction in 1,375 B.C., which marked the end of the glorious kingdom of the legendary king Minos.  #Minoan #Knossos #Crete #AncientGreece #AncientGreek…

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 B.C.) and was abandoned after its destruction in 1,375 B.C., which marked the end of the glorious kingdom of the legendary king Minos. #Minoan #Knossos #Crete #AncientGreece #AncientGreek…

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. ;)

Theatrical performances in Athens began in the late 6th century BC within religious festivals in honour of Dionysus (Great Dionysia, also called City Dionysia), at the first theatre in the history of European civilisation, on the southern slopes of the Acropolis. After touring the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, Mentor invites you to travel to the origins of drama through a truly original workshop: discover the ancient tragedians and the roots of theatre! #MentorInGreece

Theatrical performances in Athens began in the late 6th century BC within religious festivals in honour of Dionysus (Great Dionysia, also called City Dionysia), at the first theatre in the history of European civilisation, on the southern slopes of the Acropolis. After touring the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, Mentor invites you to travel to the origins of drama through a truly original workshop: discover the ancient tragedians and the roots of theatre! #MentorInGreece

#Delphi was regarded by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world. According to ancient tradition, #Zeus released two eagles, one to the east and another to the west, and Delphi was the point at which they met after encircling the world. The spot was marked by a stone called the omphalos (navel), which was later housed in the Temple of #Apollo. #Mentor #MentorInGreece #HistoricRoutes

#Delphi was regarded by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world. According to ancient tradition, #Zeus released two eagles, one to the east and another to the west, and Delphi was the point at which they met after encircling the world. The spot was marked by a stone called the omphalos (navel), which was later housed in the Temple of #Apollo. #Mentor #MentorInGreece #HistoricRoutes

Built atop the Sacred Rock in the 5th century B.C., exalting the spirit and embodying in stone the Greek idea of beauty, classical spirit and civilisation, stands sentinel over Athens the most influential ancient site in the Western world, the unrivalled Acropolis of Athens, whose sight has the power to stir the heart as few other ancient relics do. #Parthenon #ancient #AncientGreece #AncientGreek #AncientGreeks #ancientart #art #architecture #culture #history #Greek #feelthehistory…

Built atop the Sacred Rock in the 5th century B.C., exalting the spirit and embodying in stone the Greek idea of beauty, classical spirit and civilisation, stands sentinel over Athens the most influential ancient site in the Western world, the unrivalled Acropolis of Athens, whose sight has the power to stir the heart as few other ancient relics do. #Parthenon #ancient #AncientGreece #AncientGreek #AncientGreeks #ancientart #art #architecture #culture #history #Greek #feelthehistory…

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…

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

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