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DESTINATION GREECE


Nine sites we dig in Greece


about them in books. Study the magnificent photographs online. Follow the most recent digs and discoveries being made every day. But to truly immerse yourself in these wonders, a visit is in order. While this list barely scratches the surface of the multitude of sites, it can get you started.


W HERE ARE OUR TOP PICKS:


Ancient Dion, Macedonia


Occupying a narrow strip of land between the foot of Mount Olym- pus and the Termalhos Sea, this is considered Greece’s most beautiful archaeological park, near Katerini, with ancient sanctuaries, theaters, baths, mosaics and villas. Visit the Dion Museum prior to


your visit. Tis modern museum located in the village of Dion shows


films of excavations of Ancient Dion and can provide a more com- plete picture of the archaeological site. For more information, visit www.ancientdion.org and click on “Welcome to the Virtual Tour of Dion” to view the site in English.


Ancient Tomb of Amphipolis


In August 2014, archaeologists uncovered the largest monument ever found in the country at this massive excavation. Still uncertain


GREECE AND ATHENS


Custom, independent travel to Greece can be arranged by Perillo travel counselors. Seven to 10 day escorted tours to Athens and various Greek islands are also available.


Tours include: • Three nights in a 5-star hotel in Athens and visits to the Parthenon and Acropolis.


• Two nights in 5-star hotel in Mykonos and Crete. • Sightseeing tours


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• Three nights in a 5-star hotel in Santorini


• Transfers and ground and island ferry transportation


• Selected lunches, dinners and daily buffet breakfasts


(See perillotours.com for details) | Summer 2015


hen considering the wonders of the world, there are none more awe-inspiring than the ancient archaeological sites in Greece. Read


as to its function, the entire site dates to the time of Alexander the Great. Tis ancient tomb is located in the Central Macedonia region and features multiple chambers; headless, wingless sphinxes; color- ful mosaics; and so much more. Be sure to see the nearby Archaeologi- cal Museum of Amphipolis prior to your visit. Learn more at www. theamphipolistomb.com.


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Delos, Cyclades Te entire island of Delos


is an archaeological site, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of only 17 in all of Greece. Tis holy island is dedicated to Apollo. No one is allowed to stay overnight on the island because of the impor- tance of its artifacts. Excavation that began in 1872 by the French Archaeological School still contin- ues to this day under the auspices of the French School at Athens. One of the three temples dedicated to Apollo is visible today. Other notable discoveries still standing today include Te Terrace of the


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