Ancient Greek Places: Pylos is named after Homers King Nestor of Pylos and is situated to the southeast of Peloponnese. This Nestors Palace is a well-preserved Mycenaean building. Though archaeology has not been able to confirm whether a man named Nestor ever lived in this palace, yet the Megaron where a king like him once resided survives till date.
While on one side of the palace are the domestic quarters, the other were rooms devoted to the palaces administration. In one of these rooms were found dozens of tablets written in Mycenaean. The Linear B script which has been discovered point out the evidence of a sound picture of the local economy at the end of the Mycenaean Period in 1100 BC. TheQueens Bathtub stands as one of the earliest examples of ancient Greek luxury.
Ancient Greek Places: Corinth City
Corinth was one of the more important cities of ancient Greece, more famous because of its association with the visit of St Paul during the Roman Period. A lot of the monuments we see today at Corinth like for instance the forum, the lines of shops, the multi-seated latrine etc date back to the Roman Period.
A reminder of Corinths early history is the massively constructed Temple of Apollo, which also happens to be the first stone-built Doric-style temple in Greece. Although only a few columns remain standing as of today, is sufficient to imagine what it must have been like when complete.
The City of Sparta
The city of Sparta which was once the head of the Peloponnesian League and home to the most feared warriors in ancient Greece is almost all gone. This is quite similar to the prediction made by Thucydides as long back as 2,500 years ago that there would be little left at Sparta to remind people of its greatness which is coincidentally true.
Temple of Artemis Orthia
The Acropolis, as of today, is an olive-tree covered hill with a few columns and walls in evidence and the major excavation which has been so carried out have been to reveal the scant remains of the Temple of Artemis Orthia.
Marathon is situated forty kilometers northeast of Athens. This site is famous for the battle fought in 490 BC between the Greeks and the Persians. In this battle 10,000 Athenian troops with the help and support of 1000 troops from the town of Plataea, determinedly defeated the Persians. This propelled Athens into the limelight and was perhaps the most revered event in the city’s history. The tumulus is the original early fifth-century construction.
The Kerameikos describes a district on either side of the small river Eridanos, a few kilometers away from the Acropolis. As a matter of fact, by the very use of the word ceramic homage is paid to this site.
From at least the Mycenaean Period until the Classical Period it was used for two purposes as a cemetery and as a Greek Places where pottery was made (hence the word ceramic). Today kilns and grave monuments which have so survived help us visualize ancient Athenian life just outside the city wall.
There cannot be any second thoughts on the fact that there cannot be an any better way to experience and learn about a country than by actually traveling to its different regions in order to the first-hand observations and experience of its geographic settings, culture, diversity, and more importantly, its way of life.
Other Famous Places for Rich History
A place like Greece is famous for its rich history and an acclaimed association with the development of Western civilization, that any tourist will get the added advantage of being there to ponder about great Greek thinkers as well as things or events that happened in the past which has its effects on our present day life as well.
Temple of Poseidon