A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
ANCIENT CORINTH & NEMEA WINE LAND
Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC. Acrocorinth “Upper Corinth”, the acropolis of ancient Corinth, is a monolithic rock of 575 meters high, overseeing the ancient city of Corinth, It is the most impressive of the acropoleis of mainland Greece.