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Aqualand Corfu

Aqualand Corfu

Corfu island, GreeceOne of the most spectacular aquatic parks in Europe is Aqualand in Corfu, dedicated young people and people of all ages with a spirit of adventure. The park covers an area of ​​12,000 square meters and has 600 parking spaces.

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Castle Potidea

Castle Potidea

Chalkidiki, GreeceWhat keeps the castle wall Potidea is 1,200 m long, whose ends are extended in the Gulf and Gulf Toroneos Thermaic, stopping in the right arising from the high towers.

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Achillion Palace

Achillion Palace

Corfu island, GreeceAchillion este un palat situat la aproximativ 10 kilometri de orasul Corfu in satul Gastouri, construit de imparateasa Elisabeta a Austriei din Bavaria, cunoscuta de asemenea sub numele de Sissi, dupa o sugestie facuta de consulul austriac Alexander von Watzberg.

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Piraeus Port

Piraeus Port

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreecePort of Piraeus is Greece's largest port. It was built during the reign Temistocles, when the city walls were built (year d. 478 AD), and the town was built by architect Hippodamus. He quickly gained importance when Athens became a naval power.

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Athens Acropolis

Athens Acropolis

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceThe most important and beautiful temple in Athens called the "Holy Stone of Athens", initially dedicated to his patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the modern city center stone on the summit known as the Acropolis. The old myths, great religious festivals, ancient religions and some decisive events in the history of the city are all connected in this sacred place.

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Cave Petralona

Cave Petralona

Chalkidiki, GreeceLocated about 78 km northwest of Neos Marmaras, Petralona cave - where the skull was found the oldest specimen of Homo sapiens on the European continent, Archanthropus petraloniensis europaeus, is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the peninsula of Halkidiki.

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Palace of Knossos

Palace Of Knossos

Crete Island, GreeceKnossos is the largest archaeological site in Crete, dating from the Bronze Age. It was political and religious center of the Minoan culture. Palace of Knossos was discovered by Sir Arthur Evans in 1894. Accompanied by Dr. Duncan Mackenzie, who was distinguished by excavations on the island of Melos, and Mr. Fyfe, Evans used a large team that was responsible for the excavation in June 1900, has exposed much of the ancient palace.

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Mount Athos

Mount Athos

Chalkidiki, GreeceMount Athos is situated on the eastern arm of Chalkidiki, Athos arm. It is the only place in Greece devoted entirely to prayer and praise God. Therefore, Mount Athos is called "Holy Mountain".

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Channel Potidea

Channel Potidea

Chalkidiki, GreecePotidea Canal (64 km from Neos Marmaras) from the territory of Kassandra, linking the Gulf and the Gulf Toroneos Thermaic.

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Meteora

Meteora

Thessaly, GreeceMeteora is a monastic settlement, is the most important monastic center of Orthodox Greek territory, after Mount Athos. Meteora is situated in the north-west of Thessaly Plain, near Kalambaka, leaving beautiful pine plains Tessaliana River and about 300 m above the valley. As a physical phenomenon is unique worldwide.

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Temple of Zeus

Temple Of Zeus

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceTemple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Oplympeion, Amalias street is located, 500 meters southeast of the Acropolis and 700 meters south of Syntagma Square. Foundation belongs to a temple that was dedicated to the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC, but work was abandoned when Pisistratus's son, Hippias, was removed from the throne in 510 BC

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National Marine Park of Zakynthos

National Marine Park Of Zakynthos

Zakinthos, GreeceNational Marine Park of Zakynthos - stretched along the coast south of Laganas Bay to offshore, near the island Strofades includes beaches Limni Keriou, Laganas, Kalamaki, Shecaniah, Dafni, Gerakas and their neighboring area of ​​the island.

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Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis Of Athens

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceAcropolis means "upper town" and that because, in antiquity, for safety reasons and to be defended more easily, the city center was built on a ridge on a hill or the highest part of town. The word is of Greek origin, and most Greek cities (Corinth, Thebes, Argos, Athens) had one acropolis.

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Venetian Castle

Venetian Castle

Zakinthos, GreeceVenetian Castle, situated on the verdant hill, the Bohali, about 3 km north of Zakynthos Town, was built in 1480 on the ruins of the ancient Acropolis of the island, but shortly after that part of it was destroyed by Turkish invaders ..

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Byzantine Tower of Ouranopolis

Byzantine Tower Of Ouranopolis

Chalkidiki, GreeceThe main landmark is the tower Ouranopolis Byzantine most impressive monumental structure in Halkidiki, built in the XIV century monastery Vatopedi effort.

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Corfu Old Fortress

Corfu Old Fortress

Corfu island, GreeceThe most important attraction of the island is certainly old city, Palaio Frourio ("Old Fortress", in literal translation), located in the extreme east of Corfu town on a rocky peninsula surrounded by fortified walls which, in some areas fell into the sea because of erosion

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Pontikonisi Island

Pontikonisi Island

Corfu island, GreecePontikonisi Island, despite the fact that it is uninhabited, is among the most popular tourist attractions of Corfu. Few places in Greece have been photographed so extensively as this little piece of land, located near Kanoni Peninsula, about 5 km away from Corfu town center.

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Temple of Poseidon

Temple Of Poseidon

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceConstruction of the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, began around 500 BC, but the monument was never finished. Temple and its attractions were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC Temple of Poseidon, which you can visit today was built on the ruins of another temple. At the same time it was built and the Temple of Athena, the goddess of the place where he was offered sanctuary.

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Anafonitria Monastery

Anafonitria Monastery

Zakinthos, GreeceHoly Monastery dedicated Anafonitria Virgin Mary, built in the mid 15th century, in the early Venetian domination, is located 25 km northwest of Zakynthos Town and 6 km south of Volimes.

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Angelokastro

Angelokastro

Corfu island, GreeceAngelokastro XIII century fortress is situated on a hilltop almost inaccessible, Ala altitude of 600 m. Near the castle there is a balcony - to the point belle offers visitors panoramic views of sea caves unique Palaiokastritsa area.

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Theater of Dionysus

Theater Of Dionysus

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceTheater of Dionysus, built in a natural hollow in the south of the Acropolis, was the first theater in the world is built of stone and the birth of Greek tragedy.

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St. Dionysios Church

St. Dionysios Church

Zakinthos, GreeceChurch, the largest in town, is dedicated patron of the island and is on the beach in Zakynthos. It was built in 1708 and survived the earthquake of 1953, the bell tower is very tall and is recognized as soon as you enter the port.

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CretAquarium

Cretaquarium

Crete Island, GreeceCreated and maintained by John McLaren and his team is impressive aquarium on Hersonisos open to the public since 1995. Was created by a collector who loved animals aquariums, so I decided to make a place to host them.

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Agora

Agora

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceAtene ancient Agora was the center, the center of political, commercial, administrative and social justice, a religious center and Settlement.

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Little Venice

Little Venice

Mykonos, GreeceLittle Venice is situated in the eastern port and lies between the beach and the old neighborhood of Castle Aleukantras (Kastro).

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Panagia Monastery Tourliani

Panagia Monastery Tourliani

Mykonos, GreeceLocated 8 km from the capital island of Ano Mera Monastery Panagia Tourliani takes its name from a priceless icon, made by Evangelist Loukas, who was found floating at sea in the region Tourlos.

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Windmills of Mykonos

Windmills Of Mykonos

Mykonos, GreeceWindmills are the most important attractions in Mykonos who have earned a reputation by one of James Bond movies. Aligned in an attractive bay is above Mykonos.

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Delos Island

Delos Island

Mykonos, GreeceOne of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece, is an island located 2 kilometers west of Mykonos. The entire island was declared a national museum.

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Phaestos Palace

Phaestos Palace

Crete Island, GreecePhaestos Palace is located 60 kilometers southwest of the city of Heraklio. Formerly one of the most important cities on the island was ruled by King Radamanthys according to legend, Minos's brother and son of Zeus.

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Benaki Museum in Athens

Benaki Museum In Athens

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceBenaki Museum is the oldest private museum in Greece and is a monument to Greek art and culture. Neoclassical building located at the crossroads Vasilissis Koubari Sofias and was built between 1867-1868 by Ioannis Peroglou merchant. Villa Charokopos, as known, was sold in 1910 by Emmanouil Benakis which according to his needs as home and family. Changes in input assumed a larger and a luxurious interior. Between 1929 and 1931, the house was changed again, adding a wing in the west.

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Arkadi Monastery

Arkadi Monastery

Crete Island, GreeceArkadi Monastery is one of the most famous and beloved Orthodox monasteries in Crete, Greece, being located only 23 kilometers south-east of Rethymnon town.

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceNational Archaeological Museum hosts the most important artifacts from various locations in Greece. National Archaeological Museum in Athens is the largest museum in Greece and one of the largest museums in the world. Its collections include 20,000 exhibits offering a panorama of Greek civilization from the prehistoric era to the beginning of the late antique period.

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Museum of Greek folk music

Museum Of Greek Folk Music

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceMuseum of Greek folk music is hosted Lassanis villa built in 1842 near the Agora and contains about 1,200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from the eighteenth century until today, the fruit of half a century of research and study Fivos Anoyanakis musicologist. Some of the tools that you can find in this museum are: bouzouki, mandolins, violins, clarinets, flutes, drums, citere, dulcimere, bagpipes.

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Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceByzantine Museum was founded in 1914. Originally located on the ground floor of the Athens Academy, he was moved to Villa Ilissia, winter residence of the Duchess of Piacenza. From 1993 began the expansion of the building with 3 underground levels. The main building, one of the most important monuments in Athens, has two floors and a basement. The north is bordered by two towers with stairs. In general, the building is built in Tuscan Renaissance style with classical elements (horizontal lines dominate the towers bass) and romantic (arcade, which stands outside the building roof).

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History Museum of Crete

History Museum Of Crete

Crete Island, GreeceThis museum is located in the city of Heraklion and is housed in a three-story neoclassical building which was declared as a historic building and a piece of art is protected by a preservation order.

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Museum of Archaeology

Museum Of Archaeology

Mykonos, GreeceArchaeological Museum of Mykonos was built in 1902 to house the finds at "Cave of purification" of i.Hr 426-425, which was discovered in 1898 in a necropolis of Rhenia, by D. Stavropoulos

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Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis Of Athens

Greece, GreeceThe largest sanctuary of the ancient Athena, dedicated primarily to its patron goddess Athena, dominates the modern city center of the rocky network, known as the Acropolis.

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Knossos

Knossos

Crete Island, GreeceKnossos is an archaeological site located 5 km southeast of Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, which houses the ruins of an important settlement and a Minoan palace, discovered and restored between 1900-1931 by English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans. The reconstruction works were based on old palace images found on local Minoan frescoes.

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Herod Atticus Odeon

Herod Atticus Odeon

Greece, GreeceCelebrul Odeon al lui Herod Atticus domină sfârșitul vestic pe panta sudică a Acropolei. A fost al treilea Odeon construit în vechea Atena după Odeonul Pericles pe panta sudică (secolul al V-lea) și Odeonul Agrippa din vechea Agora (15 î.Hr.). Construcția monumentului din secolul al II-lea a fost sponsorizată de Tiberius Claudius Herod Atticus, descendenți ai unei importante familii ateniene și un binefăcător; el a acționat astfel în amintirea soției sale Regilla, care a murit în anul 160 d.Hr. Data exactă a construcției nu este cunoscută, dar a fost construită cu siguranță cândva după moartea lui Regilla și 174 d.Hr., când călătorul și geograful Pausanias a vizitat Atena și sa referit la monument cu mare admirație. The famous Herod Atticus Odeon dominates the western end on the south slope of the Acropolis. It was the third Odeon constructed in ancient Athens after the Pericles Odeon on the south slope (fifth century) and the Agrippa's Odeon in the ancient Agora (15 BC). The construction of the monument during the second century AD was sponsored by Tiberius Claudius Herod Atticus, renowned offspring of an important Athenian family and a benefactor; he thus acted in remembrance of his wife Regilla, who died in 160 AD. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it was certainly built sometime after Regilla's death and 174 AD, when the traveller and geographer Pausanias visited Athens and referred to the monument in great admiration.

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Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands, GreeceThe Ionian Islands is an archipelago from the Ionian Sea, organized as one of the 13 regions of Greece, subdivided into 4 prefectures. The capital is the city of Corfu.

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Parthenon

Parthenon

Greece, GreeceThe Parthenon, dedicated by the Athenians to Athena Parthenos, the patron of their city, is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy at the height of its power. It is also the finest monument on the Acropolis in terms of both conception and execution. Built between 447 and 438 BC, as part of the greater Periklean building project, this so-called Periklean Parthenon (Parthenon III) replaced an earlier marble temple (Parthenon II), begun after the victory at the battle of Marathon at approximately 490 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. This temple had replaced the very first Parthenon (Parthenon I) of c. 570 BC. The Periklean Parthenon was designed by architects Iktinos and Kallikrates, while the sculptor Pheidias supervised the entire building program and conceived the temple's sculptural decoration and chryselephantine statue of Athena.

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 top 5 islands Greece

Top 5 Islands Greece

Cyclades Islands, Greece This top is with deserted beaches in August, ideal for strolling through suggestive panoramas, local dishes and accommodations where you feel at home. These are not the most visited destinations, but the most suggestive of the visit.

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Temple of Apollo Epikourios

Temple Of Apollo Epikourios

Peloponnese, GreeceThe temple of Apollo Epikourios, one of the most important and most imposing temples of antiquity, stands in the bare and rocky landscape of Bassae. It is unique in the history of ancient Greek architecture because it combines a variety of novel ideas both in its external appearance and in its internal arrangements. Indeed, Pausanias considered it to be among the finest temples of the Peloponnese in terms of sheer beauty and harmony, second only to that of Tegea (8, 41, 8). The building is dated to 420-400 BC and is believed to be the work of Iktinos, who succeeded in combining masterfully several Archaic features imposed by the conservative tradition of the Arcadians with the characteristics of the new Classical style. The surviving temple is not the first one to have been constructed on the site. The earliest temple of Apollo erected in the late seventh century BC, possibly at the same location, was rebuilt at least twice in approximately 600 and 500 BC. Many architectural features from these two phases survive, including a large terracotta acroterion with ornate painted decoration, roof-tiles and antefixes.

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Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, GreeceUltra modern glass and steel museum that houses ancient artifacts from the Acropolis archaeological site.

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Delphi Archaeological Museum

Delphi Archaeological Museum

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, GreeceThe Archaeological Museum of Delphi, one of the most important in Greece, exhibits the history of the Delphic sanctuary, site of the most famous ancient Greek oracle. Its rich collections are comprised primarily of architectural sculpture, statues and minor objects donated to the sanctuary. These reflect its religious, political and artistic activities from its early years in the eight century BC to its decline in Late Antiquity.

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The Herakleion Archaeological Museum

The Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Greece, Greece The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Herakleion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.

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Philippoi city

Philippoi City

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, GreeceThe ancient city of Philippi, now the most important archaeological site in Eastern Macedonia, lies at the boundary of the marshes that cover the southeast part of the plain of Drama. The site was originally colonized by the people of Thasos, who, aware of the area's plentiful supplies of precious metals, timber, and agricultural products, established the city of Krinides in 360 BC. Soon after its establishment, however, Krinides was threatened by the Thracians (365 BC) and turned to King Philip II of Macedon for help. Realizing its economic and strategic potential, Philip conquered, fortified, and renamed the city after himself.

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The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

The Archaeological Museum Of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is a state museum of the Ministry of Culture and has been an autonomous unit since 2001. It has been housed in a building, designed by architect Patroklos Karantinos since 1962 and it has been designated as a listed monument of modern heritage, as it is one of the most representative examples of architectural modernism in Greece. Its collections include artifacts and assemblages from excavations conducted since 1912 by the Greek Antiquities Service throughout Macedonia. The museum also houses objects that used to be part of private collections and were later donated to it.

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The Museum of the Royal Tombs at Aigai

The Museum Of The Royal Tombs At Aigai

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, Greece A sense of awe in the face of death, the splendours of regal glory, the emotions stirred by the tragic finale of the royal house of the Temenides, are all associated with the site of the royal tombs at Aigai. This conception dictated the scenario; the basic settings were guided by the principle that only the ancient artifacts should be lit up and warm in a dark neutral setting.

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Epigraphic Museum

Epigraphic Museum

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, Greece The Epigraphic Museum is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. It safeguards 14,078, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece.

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Mycenae

Mycenae

Greece, Greece Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, while the myths related to its history have inspired poets and writers over many centuries, from the Homeric epics and the great tragedies of the Classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creation.

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum

Greece, GreeceThe National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. Its abundant collections, with more than 20,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

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archaeological Site of Delphi

Archaeological Site Of Delphi

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, GreeceAt the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world. The history of Delphi begins in prehistory and in the myths of the ancient Greeks. In the beginning the site was sacred to Mother Earth and was guarded by the terrible serpent Python, who was later killed by Apollo. Apollo's sanctuary was built here by Cretans who arrived at Kirrha, the port of Delphi, accompanied by the god in the form of a dolphin. This myth survived in plays presented during the various Delphic festivals, such as the Septerion, the Delphinia, the Thargelia, the Theophania and, of course. the famous Pythia, which celebrated the death of Python and comprised musical and athletic competitions.

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