Archaeological Sites of Greece

The rich heritage of the Greek history spanning back four and a half thousand years has sown the harsh grounds around the Aegean with stones and artifacts that blossom for centuries.

This is a collection of thoughts, images and resources from Greek Archaeological sites intended as a reference for a scholar, and as an introduction to the students of Ancient Greece.


  • Acropolis

    The Acropolis with its rich history and archaeological significance has become the embodiment of all ancient Greek ideals. The archaeological finds of the Acropolis, its art and architecture, have influenced western culture for the past two millennia and even in a ruinous state, continue to guide aesthetics and ideas as a cultural compass from the past.

  • Asprochaliko

    Asprochaliko rock shelter was excavated between 1964 and 1966 and has a 6-meter sequence of Mousterian and Upper Paleolithic layers. Over half a million flaked stone tools and fragments of animal bone were found during excavations.

  • Brauron

    Brauron is an ancient sanctuary in eastern Attica near Athens. It was dedicated to the Goddess Artemis.



  • Crete

    Knossos Picture. Click to visit the archaeological sites of CreteCrete is a land endowed with a rich historical heritage which spans more than nine millennia since its fertile, secure, and strategically placed land mass has been inhabited since the seventh millennium BC. Cultures on the island have sown the land with ancient palaces, cities, villas, and a plethora of exquisite artifacts which date back to the Minoan era. As a visitor I marveled at the unique cultural heritage of Minoan culture and I created several pages around the experiences and pictures from my visits.

    Minoan Crete: Knossos, Malia, Phaistos, Zakros, Palekastro

    Classical & Hellenistic Crete: Itanos, Tripitos, Xerokampos

  • Delphi Archaeological SiteDelphi Archaeological Site

    Delphi is one of the most important ancient sites in Greece. As a major religious center under the protection of the god Apollo its oracles influenced major political events of the ancient world. Its legacy lasted a millennium and has survived to our day embedded in hard stone. The sanctuary at the slopes of Mt. Parnassus is adorned with the ruins of ancient buildings like the Temple of Apollo, the theater of Delphi, the stadium, the Tholos among others. The Delphi museum on site exhibits a plethora of fine examples of ancient Greek Art which were unearthed during the last century of excavations.

  • Lavrion Silver Mines

    During the classical era, the newly discovered silver veins in these mines were used to finance a formidable navy

     

  • Limnaia

    Ancient Limnaia is a little known ancient city, the ruins of which are located on the hill above modern Amphilochia.

     

  • Marathon

    The battle of Marathon was a pivotal moment in the history of Greece. In these grounds, the outnumbered Athenians defeated the first invasion by the Persian army.

     

  • Rhamnous

    Rhamnous is and ancient Greek fortified town, located on the Attica coast, about 55 kilometers northeast from Athens, near the temple of Nemesis.