Ancient Greece Sightseeing

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Athens, Corinth Canal, Epidauros, Nauplio, Mycenae, Sounion, Aegina

Athens – Athens is a fascinating ancient yet modern metropolis where the Parthenon and its ancient marble columns rise from its hilltop base in the center of the city.  It is architectural perfection built 2,500 years ago but remains the eternal center to a bustling capital city that has been built around it.

Corinth Canal – Fly above this unique canal where ships seem to barely squeeze through. It is just 21.3 meters wide and tall, rocky earth flanks the canal on each side.   The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It is stunning to see it from above.

Mycenae – Once a glorious and powerful city in Ancient Greece, Mycenae is a fantastic archeological site. It was once a military stronghold which according to Homer was “a city rich in gold”.

Nafplio – Overlooking the Argolic Gulf, this picturesque sea facing town was the first capital of Greece from 1821 until 1834. The fortress and castle of Palamidi was built in the 17th century by the Venetians on a 216-meter high hill.  The city itself is a beautiful maze of bougainvillea lined paths, neoclassical influences and large picturesque squares.

Epidauros – Fly above the spectacular open-air amphitheater of Epidauros which was built in the 4thcentury BC. In its natural, magnificent setting it still hosts events gathering 14.000 spectators and it is known for its outstanding acoustics. The Epidaurus Festival is held every summer and has drawn some of the world’s finest actors at its performances over the years.

Delphi – With an incredible view from the lush slopes of the Parnassus Mountains, Delphi was an ancient once revered as “the navel of the earth.”  Its importance in the world attracted visitors from around the globe seeking advice from the oracle.  To this day, Delphi is said to have an amazing energy surrounding it.  Fly above the site and spot its ruins including an ancient theater and the temple of Apollo.

Sounion – Jutting out of a rocky headland surrounded you’ll find called Cape Sounion where on the very tip stands the magnificent ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon.  Poseidon was the god of the sea in classical mythology. At sunset, the sea views are stunning and are a major draw for international visitors and Athenians alike.

Aegina – The closest island to Athens doesn’t just feature quiet island villages and pretty beaches. It proudly boasts the famous Aphea Temple which dates back to 500 BC. Due to its equilateral location with the Acropolis of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Aegina’s temple is part of what is called the holy triangle of Ancient Greece.

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