Map of attractions in Greece

Map of attractions in Greece
 A beautiful country with an ancient culture and an equally ancient history stretches to the south of the Balkan Peninsula. This is a state in ancient times worshiped whole host of pagan gods, which was erected in honor of the beautiful palaces and temples. And in the days of the Roman Empire adopted Christianity country fully.
 One of the main attractions of Greece - Parthenon at the Acropolis of Athens. Delightful temple dedicated to Athena, one of the most revered goddesses of ancient Greece. It was built about 450 BC on the site of an earlier construction, for the same purpose. Around the perimeter of the temple towering marble columns, decorated with longitudinal grooves. Preserved pediment and cornice of the Doric buildings, also made of marble.

No less interesting is the palace of Knossos on Crete, these ancient ruins more than 3,000 years. The palace was destroyed by an earthquake, and rebuilt several centuries was killed in a fire. Delightful monument of the Minoan culture, the original form of which from year to year, archaeologists bit by bit trying to recreate, and something they manage. According to Greek myth, not far from this place there is a labyrinth of the Minotaur.

Athens near the remains of the ancient city of Corinth. The most important attractions of this place are considered Roman baths, a temple dedicated to the god Apollo and Acrocorinth - the remains of an ancient fortress with a part of the walls.

Of ancient buildings, landmarks pre-Christian times, you can still visit the remains of ancient Olympia and Sparta, Delphi and the ruins of the ancient city of Tiryns, the temple of Apollo at Bassae, walls Hexamilion wall and other ruins, of which a great many in Greece.

There are in Greece and interesting architectural monuments of the Middle Ages: Old Fortress, Corfu - a fortress built in the VIII century, the Fortezza - a fortress in 1540, the remains of a Venetian castle and the old fortress Frangokastello Koules on the beach, which once guarded the city of Heraklion.

Christian buildings in Greece - a basilica and numerous monasteries. One of the most interesting attractions is the Cave of the Apocalypse - a natural formation, where according to legend John the Theologian had a revelation about the last days of the world. Another Christian shrine to which annually attracts pilgrims from around the world - Mount Athos.

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