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The painting of Jesus in the dome of the church
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Site #34: Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios (Greece)

This site consists of 3 monasteries located in different parts of Greece. I visited Daphni Monastery, which is on the outskirts of Athens.  My Visit My trip to Daphni Monastery was simple and without fanfare. I only learned that this was a UNESCO site and close enough to Athens to […]

The Tomb of Agamemnon also known as the Treasury of Atreus
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Site #33: Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns (Greece)

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 […]