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One of the most important Ancient civilisations came from Greece. Although Ancient Greece was never a single country as we would understand it today, the city states that saw themselves as Greek shared common beliefs and culture that we refer to today as Ancient Greece. This photo gallery has photos and pictures from the Greek Island, mainland and museums .

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Photos of Aegina Island, Greece

Photos and pictures of the wonderful Island of Aegina. Lying in the Saronic Gulf is the peaceful Island of Aegina. This surprising little island boasts an important Doric Temple, a deserted Byzantine town of which only its Orthodox churches with fading frescoes and icons remain, Pistachio nut orchards and its own Saint Nektarios who lived and died on Aegina in 1921. .

.Minoan Fresco wall painting of ” Boxing Youths”, Athens Archaeological Museum. ..... .

Photos Of Athens Archaeological Museum Exhibits

Photos and pictures of the exhibits of the Athens Archaeological Museum. One of the great Ancient Greek Museums of the world is the Athens Archaeological Museum. As well as iconic statues the museum houses the finds from Mycenae including the so gold so called “death mask of Agamemnon” as well as ancient Greek pottery, jewelry and Minoan frescoes. .

.The Erechtheum Temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece. ..... .

Photos of The Acropolis & Parthenon, Athens, Greece

Photos and pictures of the Iconic Parthenon Temple and the other ruins of the Acropolis, Athens. The symbol of Greece is the Acropolis temple that sits high above athens on a volcanic hill as a romantic symbol of the Athenian democracy that so inspired enlightenment thinking. .

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Photo Art Pictures of Iconic Blue Domed Churches of Greece

Selective colour Photo art pictures of the Iconic Blue Domed Churches of Greece. This stunning series of photos is also available to buy as prints and cards online. .

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Photos & Pictures of Chios Island, Greece

Photos and pictures of Chios Island Greece, Situated just off the Turkish coast Chios is famous for its geometric black and white decorated houses and its mastic plantations. Mastic is one of the key ingredients of Greek (Turkish) delight and one of the few places it is produced is Chios. It is still possible to have a beach to yourself in high season on this beautiful island. .

.Corfu Greece travel Photos & pictures available as stock photos, pictures & images & also to download as photo art prints. ..... .

Photos & Pictures of Corfu Island, Greece

Photos and pictures of Corfu Island Greece. Corfu is one of the favorite holiday destinations of the British. This is probably because the British administered the island during the Greek Independence struggle. The historic centre of Corfu city is a wonderful maze of medieval streets and churches leading to an imposing fortress that dominates the city. .

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Photos & Pictures of Delos Island, Greece

Photos and pictures of Delos Island Archaeological site, Greece. Delos was an important cIsland state in Ancient Greece. Centre of the Delian League run by Athens, it housed a vast tresury until the treasures were moved to the Acropolis in Athens. Today its ruins spread across the island which can be reached by day ferry from Mykonos. .

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Photos & Pictures of Dephi Greece

Photos and pictures of Delphi Island Archaeological site, Greece. No self respecting Greek of Roman ruler would dare to do anything important before consulting the Oracle of Delphi. She sat in her temple high above the valley below and looking out to the sea in the distance. Delphi is probably the most dramatically placed Greek Acropolis of the Ancient world. .

.Hydra Island Greece travel Photos & pictures available as stock photos, pictures & images & also to download as photo art prints. ..... .

Photos & Pictures of Hydra Island Greece

Photos and pictures of Hydra Island, Greece. An Island with no roads is an unusual thing indeed and the main transport in Hydra is still donkeys and ponies as it has been for hundreds of years. This is a peaceful haven just off the Greek Coast. .

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Photos & Pictures of Ios Island Greece

Photos and pictures of Ios Island, Greece. Ios has two opposing sides. There is a beach where you can dance the night away and there are beaches you can have to yourself. Sitting between is the charming hill topped Chora with its blue domed churches. .

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Photos & Pictures of Kea Island Greece

Photos and pictures of Kea Island, Greece. Kea is an ancient Greek island and has one of the oldest archaic greek statues in the form of a lion carved on a rock. Its Chora is set on a high hill in the centre of the island. Kea is a tranquil Island surrounded by quiet beaches with classic Greek Tavernas serving local fish. .

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Photos & Pictures of Cephalonia Island Greece

Photos and pictures of Cephalonia or Kephalonia Island, Greece. One of the better known tourist Islands of Greece is Cephalonia. A dramatic island with high hills it is an Ancient island which is easy to explore and find deserted beaches. .

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Photos & Pictures of Knossos Greece

Photos and pictures of Knossos archaeological site, Crete, Greece. One of the best known Minoan ruins is Knossos. Buildings reconstructed by Arthur Evans depict how we believe Minoan buildings looked but these are his visions and may not be correct. It is still though an interesting site to visit. .

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Photos & Pictures of Minoan Art

Photos and pictures of Minoan Art, Crete, Greece. One of the best known Minoan ruins is Knossos and its artwork. The best frescoes come from Akratiri and can be seen in the Athens Museum and in our photo gallery. .

.Doorway of the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. Naxos, Greek Cyclades Islands. ..... .

Photos & Pictures of Naxos Island Greece

Photos and pictures of Naxos Island, Greece. The largest of the Greek Cyclades Islands, Naxos has been an important Island since archaic times. A great island to explore with many walks to old monasteries and quiet beaches and cove away from the popular tourist beaches. .

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Photos & Pictures of Nea Moni Monastery, Chios, Greece

Pictures, Images and photos of Nea Moni, a Byzantine Monastery built by Constantine IX and Empress Zoe after the miraculous appearance of an Icon of the Virgin Mary at the site and inaugurated in 1049. A UNESO World Heritage Site.. .

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Photos & Pictures of Meteora Monasteries Greece

Photos and pictures of Meteora Monasteries, Greece. Tucked away in the Meteora mountains of central Greece are breathtaking monasteries perched high on the top of pillars of rocks. Today it is possible to visit these holy places and see their ancient icons. .

.Monemvasia (  ) Byzantine Island castle town with acropolis on the plateau.   Peloponnese, Greece ..... .

Photos & Pictures of Monemvasia Greece

Photos and pictures of Monemvasia, Greece. Monemvasia is a tiny island dubbed the Gibraltar of Greece, conected to the mainland by a causeway. It was an important Byzantine trading port and its hill top fortifications made it impregnable. .

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Photos & Pictures of Mycenae Greece

Photos and pictures of Mycenae, Greece. Mycenae was an important hill city and its acropolis is one of the great Ancient world archaeological sites. The Mycenaeans were famous for building walls from gigantic stones and these can still be seen at Mycenae today. .

.Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum. . ..... .

Photos & Pictures of Mycenaean Art

Pictures of Mycenaean Art, & Pottery. Photos & images of the frescoes of the Mycenaean age were much influenced by that of the Minoan age. Fragments of wall paintings have been found in or around the palaces of Pylos, Mycenae, Tiryns. . .

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Photos of Mykonos, Greece

Photos and pictures of Mykonos Island, Greece. One of the most popular destination of the Cyclades Islands is Mykonos. Famed for its widmills, Pelicans that wonder the streets and clubbing beaches, Mykonos has something for everyone. .

.Interior of the Byzantine Orthodox monastery of Pantanassa , showing Byzantine frescos & Icons, Mystras , Sparta, the Peloponnese, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site ..... .

Photos of Mystras, Greece

Photos and pictures of Mystras, Greece. Mystras situated near ancient Spasta was the last city to fall of the Eastern Byzantine Roman Empire. Its ruined churches contain many 14th century important Byzantine fresco fragments. .

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Photos of Rhodes, Greece

Photos and pictures of Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes was the medieval headquarters of the Knights Templars who fortified the island as a base of operation against Saracen pirates and for Crusades into the Holy Land. The Medieval city of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site . .

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Photos of Thira, Santorini, Greece

Photos and pictures of the wonderful Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece. See its iconic blue domed churches sitting on precipitous volcanic cliffs high above the azure sea below. Santorini is one of the most dramatic and romantic islands in the world. .

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Photos of Syros, Greece

Photos and pictures of Syros, Greece. Syros typifies the Island states of Ancient Greece. It is a small island with one large city and port. The size of its merchants villas show the wealth of Greek trading merchants and the importance of these small Greek Island . .

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Photos of Thessalonica, Greece

Photos and pictures of Thessalonica, Greece. Thessalonica was second only to Constantinople in the Byzantine Roman Empire. It remains an important port with World Heritage Byzantine Churches . .

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Photos of Ancient Greek Sculpture

Photos and pictures of Ancient Greek Sculpture. Western art has its roots in classical Greek art. The skill and vision of Greek Sculptures is breathtaking and has been to inspiration for artists to the present day .

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Photos of Ancient Elgin or Parthenon Marbles

Photos and pictures of Ancient Greek Elgin or Parthenon Marbles. One of the most contreversial exhibits at the British Museum are the Elgin Marbles which were taken, or rescued, by Lord Elgin from the Parthenon Temple in Athens. .

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Photos of Ancient Greek Temples

Photos and pictures of Ancient Greek Temples from Greece, Italy and Sicily. .