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Photos of castles, palaces, fortresses, temples, cathedrals, monasteries - Greece

Greece is the cradle of Western civilization with a thousand-year history, paving the way for future generations. For connoisseurs of history and architecture, ancient castles, monasteries and

Daphne Monastery

Greece, monastery of the 11th century

An ancient monastery outside Athens is recognized as one of the greatest masterpieces of the Byzantine Empire. Especially famous for its beautiful interior mosaics.

Parthenon

Greece, Athens, V century temple BC

The Parthenon of the Acropolis of Athens is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece and one of the most famous in the whole world.

Temple of Hephaestus

Greece, Athens, V century temple BC

Built two years before the Parthenon, the temple of Hephaestus is a well-preserved ancient Greek monument with a view of the Athenian Agora.

Temple of Nicky Apteros

Greece, Athens, Temple V in BC

The temple of Niki Afteros is dedicated to the goddess of war - the patroness of the city of Athens. The sculptor portrayed Nika without wings, as the townspeople did not want the goddess to leave Athens.

Temple of Zeus in Athens (Olympus)

Greece, Athens, II c. Temple

There are ruins of the temple of Zeus in Olympia, as well as the remains of the temple of Zeus of Olympia in Athens. Although both of these temples are almost destroyed, they still eloquently speak of the glory of ancient Greek architecture.

Metropolis (Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Greece, Athens, 19th century cathedral

Metropolis is an important Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Archbishop of Athens and all of Hellas, as well as the largest church in Athens.

Monasteries of Athos

Greece, Athos, X century monastery

Athos is one of the most revered sacred mountains, where the only monastic republic in the world with an exclusively male population is located. The monasteries of Athos are listed in UNESCO as a real museum of priceless masterpieces.

Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Greece, Delphi, 7th century temple BC

The son of Zeus, Apollo was a very versatile god, but first of all, he was known as a prophet or prophetic god, and the temple of Apollo in Delphi is dedicated specifically to prophecy.

Meteora Monasteries

Greece, Kalambaka, 13th century monasteries

When you look at the fantastic landscape of monasteries soaring into the sky on stalagmitic spiers, you begin to understand why the monks chose this place of unearthly beauty to serve God.

Corinth

Greece, Corinth, city V in BC

Corinth played an important role in the missionary work of the apostle Paul in ancient Greece. And today, the historical monuments of Corinth attract many pilgrims and tourists.

Knossos palace

Greece, Crete, Heraklion, the palace of the XVII century. BC

The ruins of the ancient city of Greece and its main palace are the most striking relic of the Minoan culture, familiar with the legends of the Minotaur, enclosed in endless labyrinths, and the thread of Ariadne, pointing the way to Theseus.

Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion

Greece, Cape Sounion, temple of the 5th century BC

Poseidon is the god of the seas and a temple in his honor was built near the sea on Cape Sounion. Although the Greek gods are immortal, they tend to feel, so the ancients did everything to make them happy.


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