Greece is full of history. Almost each region has its own archeological site. Below you can find 3 must-see archeological sites that you have to visit once you are in Greece.
Mycenae Archeological Site
In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece, Crete, the Cyclades and parts of southwest Anatolia. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae. At its peak in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares.
Ancient Epidaurus Theatre
The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is a theatre in the Greek city of Epidaurus, located on the southeast end of the sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek God of medicine, Asclepius. It is built on the west side of Cynortion Mountain, near modern Lygourio, and belongs to the Epidaurus Municipality. It is considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theatre with regard to acoustics and aesthetics.
Argos & Tiryns Archeological Sites and Theatre
A settlement of great antiquity, Argos has been continuously inhabited as at least a substantial village for the past 7,000 years. The city is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.
The easiest way to explore all the above archeological sites is to use one city as your base. The closest beautiful city to all these places is Nafplio, which by the way was the first capital of the modern Greece and it also offers many archeological points to visit.
From Athens airport you need almost 1:45 hours to reach Nafplio (high way). Check the map below:
From Nafplio, within 20 minutes drive you can visit all the above archeological sites.
Nafplio – Tiryns – Argos Get the full directions HERE.
Nafplio – Mycenae Get the full directions HERE.
Nafplio – Epidaurus Get the full directions HERE.
Find below all the archeological points of Nafplio
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