6 Historical Monuments in Greece
Another UNESCO world heritage site, the Monastery was founded in 1088 AD. The monastery was famous as the dwelling place of the biblical figure, St John and the place where the apocalyptic book of Revelation was written by the apostle. The monastery was founded in the later 10th century under the Byzantine Empire as a Greek Orthodox learning center.
4. Simonopetra Monastery
Image Credits @ kostas sidiropoulosThe Eastern Orthodox monastery is located in Mount Athos, sitting atop a cliff 330 meters above sea level. The monastery was established in the 13th century AD by Simon the Athonite. The monastery was destroyed by a fire in the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries. Today the monastery stands as one of the most visited monuments in Greece due to its architectural brilliance and location amidst the hillocks on the shores of the Aegean Sea. 5. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes ancient city of Rhodes and is the finest specimens of Gothic Architecture in Greece. The castle was built in the 14th century Greece by the Knights of Rhodes and was later captured by the Ottoman Turks. The Palace remains a highly visited tourist spot with its marvelous gothic style architecture and houses a museum. 6. Meteora Meteora is one of the top visited tourist locations in Greece. The city houses few of the largest monastic complexes belonging to the Eastern Orthodox Monastery and is also listed among UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites. The city is located at an elevation of 313 meters and is famous for a total of 6 ancient monasteries located on the top of 6 cliffs. The country of Greece is famous for its key role in the development of culture and civilization in the ancient era and has brought forth several important literary, scientific and technological inventions and discoveries. The abovementioned monuments in Greece are not simply tourist locations but are also witnesses to the rise and fall of several civilizations in the past. Article by Rohit Agarwal Author Bio: Rohit is a travel enthusiast and her interest in exploring the various places around the world has made her an observant travel writer and blogger. He is also a contributor to Flipptravel.com which is a travel related blog covering topics across the world.