Cultural Tourism

Greece & Culture

Discover Greece’s culture and heritage through an amazing journey through time and magical sceneries. Our country’s countless archaeological sites and monuments cover the period from the Paleolithic era to more recent times; while seventeen sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

Those are: Acropolis, Delfi, Mycenae and Tiryns, Delos, Mystras, Olympia, the medieval town of Rhodes, monasteries in Chios, old town of Corfu, Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments in Thessaloniki, Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, Sanctuary of Asklepios of Epidaurus, The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos, Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, Meteora and Mount Athos.

Athens alone is home to 148 theatrical stages, more than any other city in the world, including the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, home to the Athens Festival. The highlight of all the museums is the New Acropolis Museum with a total area of 25,000 square meters, an exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis.

Museums

Greece has more than 100 archaeological museums. This number is an indication of the country’s archaeological wealth. The highlight of all the museums is the New Acropolis Museum with a total area of 25,000 square meters, an exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The Museum of Cycladic Art, founded in 1986, is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC. The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world’s great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. Its abundant collections, with more than 11,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity. The Byzantine and Christian Museum areas of competency are centred on – but not limited to – religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods which it exhibits, but also acquires, receives, preserves, conserves, records, documents, researches, studies, publishes and raises awareness of. The museum has over 25,000 artefacts in its possession. The artefacts date from between the 3rd and 20th century AD, and their provenance encompasses the entire Greek world, as well as regions in which Hellenism flourished.

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