Which Greek island has the most history?

Greece and the Greek islands offer a wide range of ancient historical sites, the main and best known one being the Acropolis in Athens, home to the Parthenon which was built in around 447 BC to 438 BC making it nearly two and a half thousand years old.

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Obviously this site is about the islands of Greece and Athens is on the mainland but with many of the islands offering boat trips in to Athens, particularly the nearby ones like Aegina, Kea, Kythnos, Serifos and many others as well we felt we couldn’t leave it off this list.

The island that offers the most history itself is probably Rhodes, with the winding streets of Lindos being a lovely place to get lost for the day before heading up the acropolis above.

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The medieval old town in Rhodes being another fantastic place to wander around, this was also apparently the site of the colossus of Rhodes, one of the ancient wonders of the world but sadly the colossus no longer exists.

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