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Central Greece

Acropolis, Athens
The most famous remnant of ancient Greece, standing high above the city of Athens.

Perched on high rocks, these monasteries served as places of retreat and prayer for monastic communities.

Archaeological Site of Delphi
An important religious site for ancient Greeks, who considered it the center of the world.

Zagori Cultural Landscape


Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
Ruins of an ancient place of healing, with a huge and still intact Greek theater.

Archaeological Site of Olympia
Ruins of an important temple complex dedicated to Zeus, and the site of the first Olympic games.

Archaeological Site of Mystras
Atmospheric ruins of a complete Late Byzantine city.

Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns


Archaeological Site of Philippi

Mount Athos

Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)

Aegean Islands

Extensive archeological site of an ancient Greek commercial center on an Aegean island.

The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos

Medieval City of Rhodes

Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos

Ionian Islands

Old Town of Corfu

Multiple regions

Monasteries of Daphni (in Athens), Hosios Loukas (Central Greece) and Nea Moni of Chios (Aegean Island)

Text: UNESCO World Heritage sites in GREECE. Images: above, a view of a monastery on a peak in Meteora; below, a view of the Acropolis at sunset.