Cities, Shrines, and Sacred Sites in Ancient Greece

by Erin on April 14, 2012

Cities and Shrines in Greece:

Argos - This city was sacred to the goddess Hera.

Athens - The goddess Athena presided over the city of Athens.

Corinth - A city sacred to both the god Poseidon and the goddess Aphrodite.

Cythera - The goddess Aphrodite was associated with this island.

Delos - The island of Delos was sacred to the god Apollo.

Delphi - The oracle of Apollo was found in Delphi.

Dodona - Location of the oracle of Zeus.

Ephesus - The goddess Artemis claimed Ephesus as her sacred city.

Rhodes - An island that was sacred to the god Helios.

Samos - This Greek island was sacred to the goddess Hera.

Sparta -This city was sacred to the Dioscuri (Castor and Polydeuces).

Mountains in Greece:

Mt. Olympus - Legendary home of the Olympian gods and goddesses.

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