Ancient Sites

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. (Pericles)
There is truth in Pericles’ words: the stories of our ancestors are told through the monuments they inspired; those ancient buildings in Athens & Attica, in turn, inspire us today.
Inspiration has thus come full circle. Thank you, Pericles, for the monuments we now admire, and which, thousands of years ago, were merely an idea in some brilliant mind.

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Aegina
Agistri
Athens
West Suburbs
North Suburbs
East Suburbs
South Suburbs
Piraeus
Poros
Spetses
Hydra
Kythera & Antikythera
Salamina

Acropolis

Athens

The world-famous Acropolis, or Sacred Rock, is a fortified hill towering 156 meters high in the...

Aetionean Gate

Piraeus, South Suburbs

One of the many archaeological sites of Piraeus, the Aetionean Gate, was a great cove of its era....

Aiolou Street

Athens

Three glass pyramids, constructed for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, mark this historical site....

Ancient Salamis

Salamina

Described in detail by the Roman traveller Pausanias, the ancient city and harbour of Salamis...

Ancient Troezen

Poros

With an acropolis and powerful fortifications, the ancient city of Troezen was located west of...

Aphaia

Aegina

From its perch atop a pine-covered hill on the island of Aegina, the imposing temple of the...

Ilissos Basilica

Athens

This fifth-century church is dedicated to Saint Leonides, the third-century bishop of Athens....

Kerameikos

Athens

Kerameikos extends over the area to the west of Ancient Agora, including the major cemetery of...

Kolona

Aegina

On a hillside above the port of Aegina is located the archaeological site of Kolona, where...

Kotzia Square

Athens

The site provides evidence of everyday Athenian life from Geometric times until the late Roman era....

Plutonian Cave

Eleusis, West Suburbs

The Plutonian Cave was thought to be tied to worship of Pluto, god of the underworld....

Sounion

East Suburbs

Cape Sounion is one of the most photographed landscapes in Greece. The view here is exquisite,...

Stoa of Attalos

Athens

The Stoa of Attalos is the impressive restored building at the eastern side of the Ancient...

Syntagma Square

Athens

Findings from two fourth-century-BC burial grounds can be viewed at this outdoor archaeological site....

The Ancient Agora

Athens

During the antiquity, the Ancient Agora was the administrative and trade centre of the city; it...

The Fethiye Mosque

Athens, Monastiraki

The Fethiye (Conqueror’s) Mosque is one of the few remaining Muslim monuments from the Ottoman...

The Roman Forum

Athens

The Roman Forum is located among the historic Athenian neighbourhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki,...

Thoricus Theatre

East Suburbs

The ancient theatre at Thoricus is north of Lavrion, almost adjacent to the city. It is the...

Vravrona

East Suburbs

Unearthed in the 20th Century, Vravrona is an archaeological site, with an excellent museum and...