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Archaeological Site of Cyrene

A colony of the Greeks of Thera, Cyrene was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world. It was Romanized and remained a great capital until the earthquake of 365. A thousand years of history is written into its ruins, which have been famous since the 18th century.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
viTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria). All

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Santorini Water Walk Trail 1 en 514.7km site_izi
Santorini Island en fr 517.2km site_izi
PIRAEUS WORLD WAR II en 592.2km site_izi
Exploring ancient Greece en 596.8km site_izi
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Temple of Artemis Brauronia 2020599.3km site_ao
Paralia Perissa 2020513.2km site_ao
The Lion of Chaeronea 2020636.8km site_ao
Parilissia Iera 2020596.5km site_ao
Valerian Wall at Niche Hotel 2020596.4km site_ao
Monastery Penteli 2020609km site_ao
Numismatic Museum of Athens 2020597.7km site_ao
Plutonian Cave of Eleusis 2020599.8km site_ao
Church of Panagia Mesosporitissa 2020599.6km site_ao
Theatre of Dionysus 2020596.7km site_ao
World’s Largest Greek Flag 2019545.4km site_ao
Archeological Exhibit at Athens International Airport 2020599km site_ao
Kalavryta Sacrifice Memorial 2019579.7km site_ao
Church of the Virgin Mary 2019470km site_ao
Church of Agioi Pantes 2019534.2km site_ao
Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Church of the Holy Apostles) 2019469.6km site_ao
Vouleftikon (People’s Assembly) 2019534km site_ao
Divani Palace Acropolis Fortification Wall 2019596.3km site_ao
Klafthmonos Square Parking Structure Fortification Walls 2019597.7km site_ao
Eleni Marneri Galerie Late Antiquity Urban Villa 2019596.4km site_ao
Pyrgos Vasilissis (Queens Tower) 2019604.1km site_ao
Tholos Tomb of Tiryns 2019537.6km site_ao
Church of Agios Spyridon 2019534km site_ao
Lion of Bavaria 2019534.3km site_ao
Fethiye Mosque 2019597.1km site_ao
Tzistarakis Mosque 2019597.2km site_ao
Poulopoulos Hat Factory 2019596.9km site_ao
Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier) 2019596.4km site_ao
Alykes Salt Flats 2019566.6km site_ao
Petraki Monastery 2019598.1km site_ao
Holy Church of the Archangels 2018597.4km site_ao
The First Building Constructed for the Modern Olympic Games 2019597km site_ao
Elafonisi (Deer Island) 2019312.4km site_ao
Xigia Sulphur Caves 2019569.4km site_ao
Anafiotika 2019596.8km site_ao
Korai 4 2019597.8km site_ao
Dimitrios 2019445.8km site_ao
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology 2019538.6km site_ao
Tomato Industrial Museum 2019509.6km site_ao
Old Navarino Castle 2018460km site_ao
Kouros of Apollonas 2018589.3km site_ao
Fallen Aviators Monument 2018598.1km site_ao
Prosfygika 2018599.2km site_ao
Tholos Tomb of Menidi 2018606.4km site_ao
Temple of Apollo Zoster 2018580.9km site_ao
Tower of Markellos 2018565.6km site_ao
Kalograion Monastery Silk Weaving 2018469.8km site_ao
Arkadiko Bridge 2018539.2km site_ao
The Athens Polytechnic Monument 2018598.8km site_ao
Gestapo Interrogation Memorial 2018597.6km site_ao
Roman Tomb in Zara 2018597.8km site_ao
Strofades Monastery 2018498km site_ao
Hadrian’s Reservoir 2018597.9km site_ao
The Neith of Spetses 2018507.9km site_ao
The Many Lamps of Pittaki Street in Athens 2017597.3km site_ao
The Deserted Leper Colony of Spinalonga Island 2018450.9km site_ao
Lycabettus Funicular 2018598.2km site_ao
First Cemetery of Athens 2018596.3km site_ao
St. John Around the Column 2018597.6km site_ao
The Old Madrasa of Athens 2018597.1km site_ao
The Well at Meligalas 2018489.1km site_ao
Agia Dynami 2018597.3km site_ao
Tower of the Winds 2018597km site_ao
An Abandoned Greek Royal Palace 2018618.8km site_ao
St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church 2018596.8km site_ao
The Medieval Ruins of Mystras 2018474.8km site_ao
The ‘Dew Men’ of Frangokastello Castle 2018341.5km site_ao
The Runner 2018597.9km site_ao
Ancient Greek Magic Ball 2018596.5km site_ao
Wax Museum of Andreas Syggros 2018597.7km site_ao
Boutzi Island Fort 2017534.3km site_ao
Abandoned Fairytale Castle of Agrili 2017488km site_ao
Atlantis Books 2018516.6km site_ao
This Greek Town is a Time Capsule of Italian Fascist Architecture 2018660.4km site_ao
Choragic Monument of Lysicrates 2018596.8km site_ao
Garyounis University (today. University of Benghazi) 189.6km site_brutalism
Department of Theology, University of Athens 1965597.8km site_brutalism
Agios Nikolaos Passenger Station “Pagoda” 591km site_brutalism
Bank of Piraeus Headquarters (today Alpha Bank) 597.8km site_brutalism
Fix Brewery (Today National Museum of Contemporary Art) 595.8km site_brutalism
The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos 1999655.5km site_whs
Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns 1999551.7km site_whs
Archaeological Site of Mystras 1989475.5km site_whs
Archaeological Site of Olympia 1989536.8km site_whs
Delos 1990595.6km site_whs
Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios 1990625.1km site_whs
Archaeological Site of Delphi 1987631.6km site_whs
Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus 1988550.3km site_whs
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae 1986512.6km site_whs
Acropolis, Athens 1987596.7km site_whs
Explore Ancient Athens 3D, a Digital Reconstruction of the Greek City-State at the Height of Its Influence 2020598.1km   post
An Interactive Map of Odysseus’ 10-Year Journey in Homer’s Odyssey 2019389.4km   post

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.