Unesco Heritage Sites

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

Athens

Acropolis, Athens

The Sacred Rock of the Acropolis is the hallmark of Athens and the most important and impressive attraction in Greece.

Corfu

Old Town of Corfu

To better understand Corfu and its residents, you should walk its old city.

Imathia (Prefecture)

Archaeological Museum of Vergina

The gold larnakes (ossuaries) with the sixteen-rayed star emblem and the gold wreaths found in the tomb of Philip II.

Central Greece

Archaeological Site of Delphi

It is said that, two eagles flew from the ends of the world and met at Delphi. There laid the navel of the Earth, the centre of the world, the power of humanity.

Trikala (Prefecture)

Meteora

Meteora, on the northwestern tip of Thessaly’s plains, is an important geological phenomenon and one of the most important monuments of Christendom.

Thessaloniki

Church of Osios David

The conch of the katholikon in the Latomos monastery, known as the church of Osios David, is decorated with the vision of Ezekiel. At the centre of the depiction, stands Christ ascenting to Heaven on a mandorla.

Imathia (Prefecture)

Vergina palace

Here, on the foothill of Pieria, between the villages of Vergina and Palatitsia, the Macedonians established their capital, Aeges, defining in this way the region of Imathia as the heart of the Macedonian Kingdom, that is the administrat

Ilia (Prefecture)

Archaeological Site of Olympia

It is the place that was blessed to become the greatest spiritual, religious and athletic centre during antiquity. It's the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece.

Ilia (Prefecture)

Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

Its beauty made the French diplomat Clemenceau to write in his memoirs that "anyone who has come into this world, has no right to leave unless gazes at the Parthenon and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius in Phigaleia".

Laconia (Prefecture)

Mystras

Στους πρόποδες του Ταΰγετου, 6 χλμ. βορειοδυτικά της Σπάρτης, υψώνεται ο λόφος του Μυστρά, γεμάτος ερείπια και ιστορία.

Cyclades (Prefecture)

Delos

Delos is Apollo’s sacred island, located right in the middle of the group island of Cyclades. It constitutes an important archaeological site and by many, it is the actual cause of the great growth of Mykonos.

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Thessaloniki

Church of Panagia Chalkeon

The church of Panagia Chalkeon (Our Lady of the Coppersmiths), to the southwest of the ancient market, was built in 1028. Its name could be related to the coppersmiths’ workshops that were found in the vicinity.

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Thessaloniki

Church of Agios Panteleimonas

The church of Agios Panteleimonas, the catholicon (main church) of a Byzantine monastery, is situated in Iasonidou street, near the junction with Egnatia street.