You are all invited on a mini-tour of ancient archeological sites that I had the pleasure of visiting in Greece. (Note: Mycenae is missing because I didn’t take lots of pictures, but this place is famous for the two lions at their gate and for the cyclopean masonry)
Delphi was the spiritual center of Ancient Greece as it was were the oracle would utter her prophecies.
Our tour guide Ionna gives us the low down on this site
On to one of the monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas. This place was so beautiful and peaceful.
Now here’s the one everybody knows, the Acropolis! This big ‘ol rock sits in the center of Athens and houses the incredible Parthenon.
This piece is titled: Tourist climbs on ancient rock with help of tourist friend. It says so much without saying anything at all…
There it is: the Parthenon! This was a temple dedicated to Athena and was a big deal because of it’s use of the doric order. Despite being bombed and looted the temple still stands and undergoes reconstruction.
Now onto the final UNESCO World Heritage Site we visited in Greece: Mystra. This place was so beautiful and I wandered alone through the churches and down the stone pathways. It was peaceful and reflective, but you can see that for yourselves.