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Egina, Greece

Tower of Markellos

This pink watchtower served as the seat of the Greek government after independence from the Turks.
Rodos, Greece

Tsambika Monastery

Scores of wax baby figurines add an unusual mood to this beautiful church on the Greek coast.
Thasos, Greece

Aliki Ancient Marble Quarry

The partially submerged ruins of a white marble quarry used in ancient Greece for over 1,200 years.
Moni Strofadon, Greece

Strofades Monastery

A lonely medieval monastery on an uninhabited island.
Naxos, Greece

Kouros of Apollonas

This ancient statue of Dionysus lies unfinished and abandoned in one of Greece's oldest quarries.
Spetses, Greece

The Neith of Spetses

Overlooking the harbor is a beautiful neglected mansion guarded by two Egyptian sphinxes.
Kerkira, Greece

Corfu British Cemetery

The Greek island's old British cemetery feels like a forgotten garden.
Kea Kithnos, Greece

Lion of Kea

This smily stone feline is meant to represent a mythical lion that almost destroyed the island of Kea.
Messinia, Greece

Old Navarino Castle

Ruins of a 13th-century fortress perched above a breathtaking Mediterranean bay.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

This small 16th-century church in Athens is almost entirely surrounded by a modern building.
Ioannina, Greece

Drakolimni

Local lore says two enemy dragons live within these breathtaking mountain lakes.
Athens, Greece

Roman Tomb in Zara

The ruins of an ancient Roman tomb hidden in the basement of a trendy clothing store.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
Athens, Greece

Little Metropolis Church

This gem is often wrongly overshadowed by the larger, newer Metropolis church in Athens.
Preveza, Greece

Nicopolis

The ruins of this monumental city founded by the first Roman Emperor are strangely overlooked by most travelers.
Livadia, Greece

Symi Harbour

This secret coastal village is studded with pastel-colored houses all piled on top of one another.
Athens, Greece

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Nafplio, Greece

Bourtzi

This 15th-century island fortress later served as home to the executioners no one wanted to live near.
Egeo, Greece

Valley of the Butterflies

Swarms of dainty flying insects swarm into the Petaloudes Valley to get busy.
Samos Prefecture, Greece

Pythagoras Cave

Cave on extinct volcano, once home to famous mathematician Pythagoras.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.