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Travel Tips

Greece

Greece Travel Tips

From south to north
 
Cyprus:
- A number of remarkable churches in the Troodos mountains. Murals. Byzantine, 12th century. Shows the influence of classical culture.
 
Crete:                                                                                                                                                 
- Archeological Museum of Chania,Saint Francis Monastery, Chania.                                           
- Byzantine & Postbyzantine Museum of Crete, Chania.                                                                 
- Museum of the Monastery of Aghia Triada Tzaghaloron, Sfakia.   
- Museum of the Monastery of Chryssopighi, Kissamos.                                                              
- Museum of the Monastery of Gonia, Rodopos. 
- Museum of The Saint Catherine's Monastery of Sinai, Iraklion.   
- Museum of The Aghios Matheos Monastery of Sinai, Iraklion.                                                       
- Ecclesiastic and Byzantine Museum of Rethymnon.                
- Museum of the Arkadi Monastery.                                                                                              
- Museum of the Preveli Monastery.
 
Patra:                                                                                                                                                              
- Historical Museum of The Aghia Lavra Monastery.
 
Hosios Lucas:
– Beautiful monastery an hour’s drive from Delphi. Mosaics from 1011.

Zakynthos:
- Zakynthos Museum of Byzantine and Post Byzanthos Art.
 
Athens:                                                                                                                                              
- Benaki Museum. Artefacts from Greek history that are connected with the Greek Orthodox church. Also Coptic art.
- Byzantine and Christian Museum is situated at Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 22 in Athens, Greece. It was founded in 1914 and houses more than 25,000 exhibits with rare collections of pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, manuscripts and copies of artifacts from the 3rd century AD to the late medieval era. It is one of the most important museums in the world in Byzantine Art.
 
Dafni:
- Dafni monastery 10 km from Athens. Also mosaics.
 
Kaisariani: 
- Monastery
 
Chios:                                                                                                                                                
- Chios Museum of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art.
 
Kissos (near Volos):                                                                                            
- Ecclesiastic Museum of Aghia Marina.
 
Corfu:                                                                                                                                                
- Antivouniotissa Byzantine Museum, a church converted into a museum featuring rare
Byzantine art.
 
Ioannina:                                                                                                                                           
- Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, old castle.
 
Larissa:                                                                                                                                            
- Archaeological & Byzantine Museum of Larissa.                                                                        
- Archaeological & Byzantine Museum of Agia.                                                                              
- Museum of the Olympiotissa Monastery, Elassona.                                       
- Ecclesiastic Museum of Anatoli.                       
- Museum of The Sparmos Monastery.
 
Mount Athos:  
- Is a centre of Eastern Christian Orthodox Monasticism. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a treasury which houses and guards many artefacts and monuments of religious, national and artistic value. It is also a "workshop" where religious arts and crafts are still practised to this day, and where deep and genuine spirituality is allowed to flourish and bear fruit. As an institution Mount Athos is, and has been, the chief standard bearer of Orthodox Christianity. Mount Athos is situated in the entire third, eastern and most beautiful peninsula of Halkidiki, called the peninsula of Athos. It is the only place in Greece that is completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God. Has 20 monasteries. www.inathos.gr/athos/en 
 
Kozani:                                                                                                                                                  
- Byzantine & Ethnographic Museum of Servia.
 
Veroia:                                                                                                                                          
- Veroia Byzantine Museum. 
 
Florina:                                                                                                                                         
- Florina Byzantine Museum.
 
Thessaloniki:                                                                                                                                        
- The Hagios Demetrios. The Church of Saint Demetrius is the main sanctuary dedicated to Saint Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki, dating from a time when it was the second largest city of the Byzantine Empire. It is part of the site Paleo-Christian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by Unesco since 1988. 
- Museum of Byzantine culture. www.eikastikon.gr/xristianika/contents_p_mouseia_mbp_en.html                                                             
- White Tower of Thessaloniki, Historical & Byzantine Art Museum.                                               
- Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki.
 
Komotini:                                                                                                                                             
- Komotini Byzantine Museum.