The most important sanctuary of ancient Greece, dedicated to Zeus, the father of the Gods, and the most important athletic centre. The Olympic games took place there every 4 years. The earliest finds come from the Neolothic period (4th millennium BC). It used for the preparation and celebration of the Olympic Games.
The archaeological site of Delphi includes two sanctuaries, dedicated to Apollo and Athena, the gymnasium, the palaestra and the baths. Further up was the Castalian spring, the sacred spring of Delphοi, where travelers purified themselves before consulting the oracle.
The sanctuary of Dodoni was a major spiritual place in ancient Greece. It was the oldest of the Greek oracles and ancient people traveled great distances in order to consult the priests who foretold the future.
Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends & myths. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000-3000 B.C.) until Roman times.
Epidaurus was built round the 3d Century BC. It consists of many buildings among which is the ancient Theater that is famous for its perfect acoustic! Here you can also find the sanctuary of Asclepios, a spiritual place, a healing and cultural center. Ancient Greeks travelled to the sanctuary to ask for remedies for their mental, spiritual and physical problems.
Vergina: the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia. In that site the Greek archeologist M. Andronikos found the royal tomb of Philip ll , the father of Alexander the Great.
Mystras was built around the fortress erected in 1249 by William II prince of Achaia, to protect the area from enemies attacks. The city was abandoned in 1832. Mystras was named, "the wonder of Moreas , i.e., Peloponnese) because of the beauty of its churches, of its libraries and the glory of its writers.