Ancient Greek Buildings: Greece, long known as a favorite with tourists due to its ancient history and civilization has many buildings that would be of interest. To give a detailed description of all of them would take a lot.

Famous Ancient Greek Buildings listed Below

1) The Greek Acropolis: The Athenian Acropolis has long since been a favorite with tourists in Greece. Most of the building seen here date back to around 5th C BC. It is situated right next to the Athenian Agora.(Marketplace)

Ancient Greek Buildings

2) Mycenae: This site has been known throughout history as the legendary home of King Agamemnon who led the Greeks in the Trojan War. The story recounted by Homer shows Mycenae as a chief-city, lording it over a coalition of princely states during the Mycenaean period (1600-1100 BC).

3) Olympia: Famous as the home of the ancient Olympic Games, Olympia is one of the most beautiful sites in Greece, and fortunately for us, it is also well-preserved through being covered by silt from the nearby Alpheios River. From their beginning in 776 BC, the Olympic Games were held at this site almost every four years until they were banned by the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II in AD 426.

Ancient Greek Buildings

4) Pylos: Excavated in 1939 by Carl Blegen (who also worked at Troy), Nestors Palace is a well-preserved Mycenaean building. Named after Homers King Nestor of Pylos, the site is beautifully situated in the southeast of the Peloponnese.

5) Corinth: Although Corinth was one of the more important cities of ancient Greece, most people visit the site today because of its association with the visit of St Paul during the Roman Period and a lot of the monuments we see today at Corinth the forum, the lines of shops, the multi-seated latrine date to the Roman Period. The temple of Apollo seen here is said to be the first of its kind.

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