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Athens, Greece

Tzistarakis Mosque

Legend says it was constructed with the destroyed pillar of an ancient Greek Temple.
Athens, Greece

Prosfygika

This once architecturally advanced housing complex is now a haven for squatters that still bears the scars of war.
Athens, Greece

Divani Palace Acropolis Fortification Wall

A preserved portion of an ancient Athens barrier is displayed in a hotel basement.
Athens, Greece

The Athens Polytechnic Monument

A crushed gate and giant bronze head serve as a reminder of Greece's fight for freedom.
Athens, Greece

Petraki Monastery

The oldest standing Byzantine church in Athens is tucked within a monastery in the middle of an upscale shopping district.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier)

A Byzantine-era church hidden in a wooded area below the Acropolis.
Naxos, Greece

Kouros of Apollonas

This ancient statue of Dionysus lies unfinished and abandoned in one of Greece's oldest quarries.
Athens, Greece

Fallen Aviators Monument

This striking sculpture of Icarus honors Greece's fallen flyers.
Kea Kithnos, Greece

Lion of Kea

This smily stone feline is meant to represent a mythical lion that almost destroyed the island of Kea.
Inachori, Greece

Elafonisi (Deer Island)

A small island with shimmering pink sands, home to loggerhead turtles and rare plants.
Athina, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Konitsa, Greece

Konitsa Bridge

One of the largest single-span stone-arch bridges in the Balkans looks like something straight out of a fairytale.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

This small 16th-century church in Athens is almost entirely surrounded by a modern building.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art

Large collection from the 3rd millennium BCE.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
Athens, Greece

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.
Mikonos, Greece

Terrace of the Lions

Replicas of Apollo's leonine stone guard cats still line a sacred row in Greece.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Mikonos, Greece

The Temple of Dionysos

Giant marble phalluses on the sacred island of antiquity.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
Seville, Spain

Hospital de las Cinco Llagas (Hospital of the Five Holy Wounds)

The current seat of the Parliament of Andalusia was once the epicenter of the Great Plague of Seville.