Archaeological Site of Philippi

Brief description

The remains of this walled city lie at the foot of an acropolis in the present-day region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, on the ancient route linking Europe and Asia, the Via Egnatia. Founded in 356 BC by the Macedonian King Philip II, the city developed as a “small Rome” with the establishment of the Roman Empire in the decades following the Battle of Philippi, in 42 BCE. The Hellenistic theatre and funerary heroon (temple) were supplemented with Roman buildings such as the forum. Later the city became a centre of the Christian faith following the visit of the Apostle Paul in 49-50 CE. The remains of its basilicas constitute an exceptional testimony to the early establishment of Christianity.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1517

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

I don’t have any cards to represent this site yet.

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)

Brief description

The city of Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, was discovered in the 19th century near Vergina, in northern Greece. The most important remains are the monumental palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world.

Unesco WHS list ref:  780

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

greece-vergina

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

Brief description

This famous temple to the god of healing and the sun was built towards the middle of the 5th century B.C. in the lonely heights of the Arcadian mountains. The temple, which has the oldest Corinthian capital yet found, combines the Archaic style and the serenity of the Doric style with some daring architectural features.

Unesco WHS list ref:  392

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

I’m still looking for a card from this site

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

Brief description

Founded in 315 B.C., the provincial capital and sea port of Thessalonika was one of the first bases for the spread of Christianity. Among its Christian monuments are fine churches, some built on the Greek cross plan and others on the three-nave basilica plan.

Unesco WHS list ref:  456

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

greece-thessaloniki

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Medieval City of Rhodes

Brief description

The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 to 1523 and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule. With the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Great Hospital and the Street of the Knights, the Upper Town is one of the most beautiful urban ensembles of the Gothic period. In the Lower Town, Gothic architecture coexists with mosques, public baths and other buildings dating from the Ottoman period.

Unesco WHS list ref:  493

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

greece-rhodes

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus

Brief description

In a small valley in the Peloponnesus, the shrine of Asklepios, the god of medicine, developed out of a much earlier cult of Apollo (Maleatas), during the 6th century BC at the latest, as the official cult of the city state of Epidaurus. Its principal monuments, particularly the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos and the Theatre – considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture – date from the 4th century. The vast site, with its temples and hospital buildings devoted to its healing gods, provides valuable insight into the healing cults of Greek and Roman times.

Unesco WHS list ref:  491

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

greece-epidaurus

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios

Brief description

Although geographically distant from each other, these three monasteries (the first is in Attica, near Athens, the second in Phocida near Delphi, and the third on an island in the Aegean Sea, near Asia Minor) belong to the same typological series and share the same aesthetic characteristics.

Unesco WHS list ref:  537

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

I’m still looking for cards from this site

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.