Sounio



Mycenae


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Southern Coast of Attica

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Sounio, The Temple of Poseidon
The imposing Temple of Poseidon, erected in 5th century BC, was dedicated to the god of the sea, is situated by the sea and is facing the open Aegean Sea.

Mycenae
Mycenae is the most important pre-historical archeological site of the mainland, situated on east Peloponnese. It has been brought into light at the end of 19th century by Henrich Schlieman. Cyclopean fortification walls of Acropolis, the beehive tomb of Atreus (the so called Agamemnon's grave) are some of its important monuments. From the top of the Acropolis, one can enjoy the view of Argolic valley, with orange-graves, Acropolis of Argos and Nauplia, as well as Argolic Gulf. The countryside is fantastic.

Delphi
At the foot of the mountain Parnas, Delphi offers a fantastic view of the olive graves of Amphissa, overlooking the Corinthian Gulf and the mountains of Peloponnese. For the ancient Greeks, Delphi was the center "the navel" of the Earth. The impressive archeological site of Delphi, the Sanctuary of Apollo and Delphi Museum, with "Charioteer" exhibits, are among the places of interest.

Epidaurus
Epidaurus is the most famous theatre of ancient Greece. It was built in 4th century BC and it is one of the best-preserved ancient theatres. It is world famous for its extraordinary acoustic, which is the result of the high technical knowledge of the time. It is used nowadays, during summer, for Athens Festival theatrical performances.

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