Starting in 776 B.C., the Olympic Games were held every four years over a five-day period, during which the entire Greek world observed a sacred truce. Events...more
Nafplio is a pretty seaside town that makes a great home base for visits to the ancient sites (although it can get crowded on weekends). After the establishment...more
After Byzantium fell to the Turks in 1453, Mystras was the last capital of the great empire, filled with palaces, churches, and monasteries. Now it's a...more
Now a maze of paths and crumbling walls, this ancient citadel was once (1,4001,100 B.C.) the center of an empire that embraced the Plain of Argos and much...more
One of the least visited areas in Greece (although that is changing with improved roads), Mani is a region of barren mountains dotted with dwarf olive trees and...more
Drama geeks take note. Dating to the fourth century B.C., this is the world's best-preserved Greek theaterand is now used for summer historical...more
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