World Heritage Sites – Greece

     Since Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, its early history is one of the most important legacies and must be high on the list of the most important locations in the world. UNESCO has recognized this and has listed a significant number of these places on its World Heritage List. My favorites are listed below along with photos.
    1. Archaeological Site of Delphi (1987)
        Temple of Apollo, Delphi     Sanctuary of Athena, Delphi     Amphitheater, Delphi
    2. Acropolis, Athens (1987)
        Acropolis, Athens    Parthenon, Athens   Karyatids, Acropolis, Athens
    3. Meteora (1988)
        Varlaam Monastery, Meteora     Agia Barbara Roussanou Monastery, Meteora   St Nicholas Anapafas Monastery, Meteora
    4. Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki (1988)
        St Sophia Church, Thessaloniki
    5. Archaeological Site of Epidaurus (1988)
        Amphitheater at Epidaurus
    6. Medeival City of Rhodes (1988)
        Palace of the Grand Masters, Rhodes    City Walls & Harbor, Rhodes    Hippocrates Square, Rhodes
    7. Archaeological Site of Olympia (1989)
        Ruins of Olympia
    8. Delos (1990)
        Lion Terrace, Delos    Other ruins at Delos
    9. Archaeological Site of Mycenae (1999)
          Lion's Gate, Mycenae
    10. Historic Centre (Chora) with the Monastery of St John the Theologian and its cave on the island of Patmos (1999)
          Monastery of St John the Theologian, Patmos    Monastery of St John the Theologian, Patmos
    11. Old Town of Corfu (2007)  
          Palace at Corfu    St Spyridan Church, Corfu


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