The world’s first botanical garden was created in Athens in the 4th century BC by Aristotle’s student, Theophrastus, considered to be the founding “father of botany”. In the area known today as “Votanikos” (that is…

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The impressive ruins of Mycenae and Tiryns, in the Argolis region of the Peloponnese, bear evidence of the role they played in the past, as the two most important cities of Mycenaean Greece. The Mycenaean civilisation (itself named after the city of…

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Greece is particularly famous for its antiquities, dating from the Bronze age to the Roman times; however, it is not as widely known that there are about 800 Medieval castles and fortresses in various parts of Greece, dating to the times of the Byzan…

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The town of Sparta in the Peloponnese is famous as the site of the eponymous Ancient Greek city-state, one of the most prominent ones in Greek history, and arguably the greatest military land-power in Greece for several centuries.

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The small island of Patmos, part of the Dodecanese complex in the central Aegean, is known, above all, as the location where John the Apostle received his visions and recorded them in the Book of Revelation, the final book of the New Testament. An im…

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At about 80 km from Athens, where the Peloponnese peninsula starts, an imposing fortress stands on the Acrocorinth, the acropolis of ancient Corinth. The archaeological site, sitting on a 575-metre monolithic rock that dominates the plain, offers an…

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The Cultural Route of the Ancient Theatres of Epirus is a project inaugurated by the regional authority of Epirus with the aim to promote the region’s five architectural treasures from antiquity (Dodona, Gitana, Amvrakia, Kassope and the Roman…

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Pedion tou Areos is one of the largest public parks within the municipality of Athens and one of the oldest planned recreational areas in the city. Its name means the "Field of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war (better known by his Roman equivalent…

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Greece has long been a destination for religious pilgrims and lovers of Byzantine art and architecture, featuring sites of great importance for faith tourism, such as Mount Athos and Meteora. Yet, not many are familiar with the important religious si…

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Mystras is an impressive fortified town in the southern Peloponnese; abandoned for nearly two centuries, it immerses the visitor to a bygone era. Considered a site of "Outstanding Universal Value", it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List i…

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