Greece

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Daphni Monastery
This 11th-century Byzantine monastery and World Heritage Site is famed for the golden mosaics that cover its walls.
Temple of Hephaestus
This fine Doric temple was built just two years before the Parthenon, dedicated to the god of volcanoes and metalworking.
Sanctuary of Apollo
Home to the famous Oracle of Delphi, this mountain sanctuary was the holiest site in Ancient Greece. It was believed to be the center of the world, marked by the sacred Omphalos stone.
Portara
This iconic door that leads nowhere is the entrance to an unfinished Temple of Apollo that faces exactly toward Delos, the god's birthplace. It was begun about 530 BC.
Parthenon
The famous Temple of Athena Parthenos, built in 440 BC, crowns the Acropolis. It was a major sacred site and is considered one of the finest examples of Greek architecture anywhere.
Ancient Corinth
Located 48 miles west of Athens, Corinth was an important Greek city that also played a prominent role in the life of the Apostle Paul. Ruins include Temples of Apollo, Aphrodite and Octavia.
Agios Stefanos Monastery
This active nunnery in the Meteora contains an important relic: the head of St. Charalambos, whose powers include warding off illness.
Temple of Demeter
Demeter was a grain goddess, and it's not hard to see what she is doing in this beautiful spot among farmlands on Naxos Island. The temple dates from the 6th-century BC.