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Be part of living history and feel the heartbeat of ancient civilization

Relive the legends of Homer and the tragedies of Sophokles, walk in the footsteps of Pausanias or enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you travel through mountains where you could expect to glimpse Herakles on one of his labours - just feel the heartbeat of ancient civilization.  Today’s visitors to Greece have the opportunity to trace the “fingerprints” of Greek history from the Paleolithic Era to the Roman Period in the hundreds of archaeological sites, as well as in the archaeological museums and collections that are scattered throughout the country.

Greece is literally a vast archaeological site. Greece offers the world over 100 outstanding archaeological sites which portray a history exceeding 5000 years. A numerous arts festivals held at historical sites throughout Greece during the summer months feature both native and international artists.