Ancient Sites - Greece

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Visited: Mid Oct to Mid Nov and Late Mar

Greece has a fascinating diveristy of ancient history, and its archelogical sites are the best way to get a feeling for some of it. The Peloponnese provides a variety of significant sites in a relatively small area, which are especially beautiful amongst the prolific flowers of early spring.
Peloponnese - Mycenae / Epidaurus / Mystras / Olimpia
View to W from Agamemnon’s Palace, Mycenae (16th Ct BC), with Fichti village (L) and Mt Fharmakas (1615m) (R), Mycenae (S), Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece, 19-Mar-99, E826

View over Artisans’ Quarters towards Agamemnon’s Palace, Mycenae (16th Ct BC), Mycenae (S), Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece, 19-Mar-99, E827

Mycenae (16th Ct BC) with Asphodels and Mt Agios Ilias behind, Mycenae (S), Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece, 19-Mar-99, E828

Theatre at Epidaurus, Ancient Greek (3rd Ct BC), Epidaurus (S), Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece, 19-Mar-99, E836

Convent of Pantanassa (Bottom L) (14th Ct AD) and Byzantine ruins at Mystras (13th Ct AD) from nr Vrontokhion Monastery, Mystras (S), Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 21-Mar-99, E846

Byzantine Evangelistria (13th Ct AD) from outside Mitropolis, Mystras, nr Sparta, Mystras (S), Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 21-Mar-99, E849

Flowers below Byzantine Kastro Tower (13th Ct AD), Mystras, nr Sparta, Mystras (S), Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 21-Mar-99, E844

Red Pheasant's Eyes and 120m sprint track of stadium (7th Ct BC), Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E879

Columns of Palaestra (Wrestling School), Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E881

Flowers in ruins of Gynasium (2nd Ct BC), Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E882

Hermes of Praxiteles, carrying infant Dionysos to Mt Nysa, Olympia Museum, Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E883

 
Crete - Knossos / Lissos
Griffin frescoes in Throne Room at Knossos (Minoan 17th Ct BC), Knossos (S), Iraklio, Crete, Greece, 8-Nov-98, E476

Bull freize and Minoan columns at Knossos (Minoan 17th Ct BC), Knossos (S), Iraklio, Crete, Greece, 8-Nov-98, E478

Ancient Lissos and cove, nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E448

Asklipion Sanctuary (3rd Ct BC) and Roman mosaic (1st Ct AD) at Ancient Lissos, nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E449

Asklipion Sanctuary (3rd Ct BC) and Roman mosaic (1st Ct AD) at Ancient Lissos, nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E450

Greek inscription on Asklipion Santuary (3rd Ct BC), nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E451

  
Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus (2nd Ct AD) (L), Acropolis (M) and Arch of Hadrian (2nd Ct AD) (R), Temple of Olympian Zeus (S), Athens, Attica, Greece, 10-Nov-98, E479

Corinthian columns of Temple of Olympian Zeus (2nd Ct AD), Temple of Olympian Zeus (S), Athens, Attica, Greece, 10-Nov-98, E480

Fallen column of Temple of Olympian Zeus (2nd Ct AD) and Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus (S), Athens, Attica, Greece, 10-Nov-98, E481

 
Acropolis of Rhodes and Temple of Apollo (Naxos)
Temple of Pythion Apollo, Acropolis, Rhodes Town, Acropolis of Rhodes (S), Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece, 12-Nov-98, E485

Temple of Apollo and Naxos Town, Temple of Apollo (S), Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, 10-Oct-98, E376