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Acropolis Museum, Athens

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  • Archaeological museum focused on the findings of the Acropolis of Athens
  • Dedicated to house every artifact rediscovered on the rock and surrounding slopes of the Acropolis
  • The museum is built over the ruins of part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens

Acropolis of Athens

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  • Citadel built on a hill chosen for purposes of defense
  • Was the center of large cities of classical antiquity such as ancient and modern Rome

Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa

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  • Turquoise water and white sand draw visitors to this famed lagoon accessible by boat or hike

Elafonisi Beach

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  • Beach on an island located close to the island of Crete
  • When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water
  • The island is a protected nature reserve
  • It is known for its pink sand beaches, created by tidal and wave-induced deposits of pigmented microorganisms living in a symbiotic relationship with native seaweed

Red Beach, Santorini

  • Volcanic sand beach on the Aegean island of Santorini, famed for its red-hued sand
  • The beach’s sand is composed of black and red pulverized volcanic rock from the nearby Santorini caldera

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

  • Museum that houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity
  • It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of Greek Antiquity artifacts worldwide

Colossus of Rhodes

  • Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek sun-god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, in 280 BC
  • One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was constructed to celebrate the successful defense of Rhodes city against an attack by Demetrius Poliorcetes, who had besieged it for a year with a large army and navy
  • It collapsed during the earthquake of 226 BC, although parts of it were preserved
  • Since 2008, a series of as-yet-unrealized proposals to build a new Colossus at Rhodes Harbour have been announced, although the actual location of the original monument remains in dispute
  • The statue is thought locally to have stood where two pillars now stand at the Mandraki port entrance

Navagio, Zakynthos

  • Exposed cove on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece
  • In 1980, the coaster MV Panagiotis, ran aground in the waters around Zakynthos Island on Navagio Beach during stormy weather and bad visibility
  • The ship was abandoned and still rests buried in the limestone gravel of the beach
  • The ship was allegedly making its way from Turkey with a freight of contraband cigarettes headed for Italy
  • Encountering stormy weather, the ship ran aground in the cove, where the crew abandoned her to evade the pursuing Navy