The Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi

Listen to the Episode “The Oracle of Delphi”       Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe         Visiting Greece can be overwhelming, with the number of historical landmarks to visit. But the Oracle of Delphi, high up in the mountains, is one of the most beautiful, … Read more

Agamemnon’s Mycenae

The Mask of Agamemnon, housed in the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens, found at Mycenae

Listen to the Episode “Agamemnon’s Mycenae”     Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other Ways to Listen and Subscribe          Most of us have read Homer’s “Iliad” either in high school or college, but few are likely to remember the details of the characters and places it mentions. It may seem surprising … Read more

How to Visit Mycenae from Athens

The Tomb of Agamemnon also known as the Treasury of Atreus

When we think of ancient history, the classical Greeks might come to mind. When they thought of ancient history, they thought of the Trojan war and the great (and potentially mythical) figures of Mycenae.   Take Agamemnon. The powers in heaven permitted him to capture Priam’s town, to return home honoured by the gods. But … Read more

How to Visit the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus from Athens

The theater from the highest row. The second tier of seats was added during the Roman era.

Epidaurus, Epidaurus. When you think of visiting Greece and taking in some of the most significant historic places in the world, you think of climbing to the top of the Acropolis to stare down the Parthenon and whispering questions to the Oracle of Delphi. You might picture exploring the seaside Temple of Poseidon or marching … Read more