Archive for the 'Monuments & historic sites' Category
The view from the Asklepieion ruins and monuments on Kos island takes in nearby Kos Town and extends to the mountainous coast of Turkey. Click on the photo to open a larger image so you can enjoy a better view!
The grounds around the Temple of Olympian Zeus offer views toward the Parthenon and the Acropolis about 500 meters away in Central Athens
The city of Athens fans outward from The Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre, situated on the south side of the Acropolis. Originally built in 161 AD, the venue had a wooden roof and could seat 5,000 people for music concerts. The seating and stage areas were renovated in the 1950s, and the open-air theatre now [...]
The exterior wall of the Castle of the Knights of St John, viewed from the opposite side of palm-tree-lined Finikon street in Kos Town … … and part of the castle interior, viewed from the elevated walkway that extends along the perimeter of the castle’s tall stone walls. Visible in the distance is [...]
The biggest building on Patmos just happens to be the island’s biggest tourist attraction — The Holy Monastery of Patmos, seen towering above the houses and mansions of Chora. Also known as the Monastery of St. John, it was built around 1088. Another view of the imposing fortress-like monastery, the number 1 sightseeing [...]