Ancient Sights & Ruins

Because of the many great civilizations, notably Greece and Rome, Europe today has many remnants of those cultures. Fascinating concepts of engineering and building that these civilizations created are still used today in the construction of buildings, roads, cities, etc. One can only wonder how such feats of construction were accomplished so perfectly without the use of modern equipment or even mortar.

Many are open to visitation while others are not because they are still in the process of being excavated. Some are on the very site in which they were built centuries ago. Walking amongst the skeletons of buildings and seeing the remnants of their engineering is eye opening. There are also many artifacts on display in museums of fallen structures and their antiquities. Many pieces are made out of solid slabs of stone and marble by skilled artisans of that period.

Ancient Sites & Ruins

Maison Carrée in Nîmes, France

🇦🇱 Albania

Apollonia– Frier
Butrint National park –  Butrint
Byllis – Frier
Durrhachium Ampitheater – Durrës

🇦🇹 Austria

Carnuntum – Petronell-Carnuntum
Großmugl Tumulus – Großmugl

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Ancient Philippopolis – Plovdiv
Hisarya – Plovdiv

🇭🇷 Croatia

Pula Arena –  Pula
Temple of Augustus –  Pula
Doicletian’s Palace –  Split

🇨🇾 Cyprus

Paphos

🇫🇷 France

Barbegal Aqueduct & Mill –  Arles
Roman Amphitheater – Arles
Walled City of Carcassonne –  Carcassonne
Megalithic Complex – Carnac
Caves of Lascaux – Dordogne
Gallic Settlement – Ensérune
Cairn de Barnenez – Kernéléhen
Trophy of Augustus –  La Turbie
Neolithic Site – Locmariaquer
La Citadelle Roman –  Montcaret
Gallo-Roman Villa –  Montmaurin
Maison Carrée –  Nimes
Nimes Arena –  Nimes
Theater of Orange –  Orange
Site of Glanum –  Sainte Rémy-de-Provence
Gallo-Roman Worship Site– Sanxay
Pont-du-Gard aqueduct – Vers-Pont-du-Gard

🇩🇪 Germany

Amphitheater Trier – Trier
Porta Nigra Gate –  Trier
Augusta Treverorum – Trier
Imperial Baths – Trier

🇬🇷 Greece

Mycenae –  Argolis
Acropolis –  Athens
The Athenian Agora –  Athens
Odeon of Herodes Atticus –  Athens
Temple of Apollo Epicurius – Bassae
Delphi Oracle –  Delphi
Ruins of Delos- Delos Island
Theater of Epidaurus – Epidaurus
Ruins of Philippi – Filippoi
Knosso –  Heraklion, Crete
Temple of Asklepieon –  Kos
Ruins of Mycenae – Mykines
Olympic Site –  Olympia
Ruins of Pella – Pella
Temple of Nemesis- Ramnous
The Heraion and Pythagoreion – Samos
Temple of Poseidon-  Sounio
Megaron- Thermos
Arch & Rotunda of Galerius –  Thessaloniki
Paleochristian & Byzantine Monuments – Thessaloniki
Ruins of Tiryns – Tirintha
Ruins of Aigai – Vergina
Artemis Temple-Vravrona

🇮🇪 Ireland

Poulnabrone Dolmen – Carran

🇮🇹 Italy

Aquileia Ruins – Aquileia
Valley of the Temples – Agrigento, Sicily
Herculaneum –  Ercolano
Mediolanum – Milan
Minturno Aqueduct –  Minturno
Ostia Antica Harbor –  Ostia
Greco Roman Paestum –  Paestum
Villa Romana del Casale –  Piazza Armerina, Sicily
City of Pompeii –  Pompei
Appia Antica –  Rome
Aqua Alexandrina –  Rome
Baths of Caracalla –  Rome
Castel Sant’Angelo –  Rome
The Colosseum–  Rome
Largo di Torre Argentina –  Rome
Palatine Hill –  Rome
The Pantheon –  Rome
The Roman Forum –  Rome
Trajan’s Column & Forum –  Rome
Amphitheater of – Santa Maria Capua Vetere
Verona Arena –  Verona
Greco-Roman Theater –  Taormina, Sicily
Aqua Marcia –  Tivoli
Hadrian’s Villa –  Tivoli
Segesta Temple –  Trapani, Sicily
Selinunte – Triscina, Sicily

🇲🇹 Malta

Ġgantija Temples-Gozo
Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples-Mġarr
Ħal-Safliene Hypogeum-Paola
Tarxien Temples-Paola
Ħagar Qim Temples-Qrendi
Mnajdra Temples-Qrendi
Skorba Temples-Żebbiegħ

🇵🇱 Poland

Ogrodzieniec Castle – Ogrodzieniec

🇵🇹 Portugal

Conimbriga – Coimbra
Temple of Diana-Evora

🇷🇸 Serbia

Diana Fortress – Kladovo
Gamzirad – Zaječar
Justinana Prima – Prekopčelia
Svinita – Lepenski Vir
Mediana – Niš
Pontes Trajan’s Bridge – Kladovo
Sirmium Imperial Palace- Sremska Mitrovica
Trajan’s Memorial Plaque
Viminacium – Stari Kostolac

🇪🇸 Spain

Alcántara Bridge –  Alcántara
Ampurias ( Empúries)
Cueve de Viera – Antequetera
City Walls of Avila –  Avila
San Juan de los Banos Church – Baños de Cerrato
San Pedro de la Nave – Campillo
Castillo de Salvatierra – Calzada de Calatrava
Castillo Calatrava la Vieja – Ciudad Real
Ruins of Cartagena
Tower of Hercules –  Coruña
Ruins of Clunia – Peñalba de Castro
Temple of Diana – Emerita Augusta
Arab Castle – Gormaz
Italica Ruins -Sevilla
City Walls –  Lugo
Miraculous Aqueduct – Mérida
Roman Theater of Mérida – Mérida
Segobriga ruins – Saelices
Santa Maria de Melque – San Martin de Montalbán
Aqueduct of Segovia –  Segovia
Pont del Diable /  les Ferreres –  Tarragona

🇨🇭 Switzerland

Augusta Raurica– Augst 

🇹🇷 Turkey

Old Antalya – Antalya
Aphrodisias –  Geyre
Aspendos Amphitheater – Büyükbelkis
Göreme Valley- Cappadocia
Didyma – Didymes
City of Ephesus –  Selcuk
Library of Celsus –  EphesusGöreme Valley- Cappadocia
Dark Church – Göreme
Hattusha –  Boğazkale
Hierapolis –  Pamukkale
Miletus – Balat
Valens Aqueduct –  Istanbul
Miletus – Balat
Myra – Demre
Nemrut Dagi (Sancturary of Antiochus 1) – Kahta
Nicomedia – İzmit
Olympos – Kumlucayazari
Pergamon – Bergama
Patara – Patara
Perga – Asku
Phaselis – Tekirova
Priene – Priene
Theater of Side – Selimiye
Termessos –  Güllük Dagi
City of Troy –  Tevfikiye

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England

Avebury Henge – Avebury
Stonehenge –  Amesbury
The Roman Baths –  Bath
Quenin Gate – Canterbury
Fishbourne Roman Palace – Chichester
Hadrian’s Wall – Ravenglass to South Shields
Chedworth Villa – Gloucesterhire
Housesteads Roman Fort – Henshaw

Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle – Portrush

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Callanish Standing Stones – Isle of Lewis
Eilean Donan – Loch Duich
Skara Brae – Orkney Mainland 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Isca

Web sites with information on European Heritage sites Guide

● Guide to Archaeological sites and Museums in Europe ➾Archaeological Travel
● Archaeological sites by country go to ➾ Wikipedia list
● For Roman Sites go to  ➾ Roman Heritage .com 
● For Greek ruins go to ➾ Ancient-Greece.org
● ➾ Andante Travels Specialists in Archaeological tours.- 196 annual tours available in 18 European countries