"The monuments included on the World Heritage List are selected and approved on the basis of their value as the best examples of human creative genius. They exhibit an important interchange of human values and bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or has disappeared. They are directly linked to important stages in human history and for this reason they have outstanding universal significance and are a part of mankind’s common heritage".
Western civilization was born in Greece over 4,000 years ago. Blessed with a rich and long history, Greece boasts a wide variety of monuments and archaeological sites bearing a deep cultural heritage. It therefore comes as no surprise that this ancient land holds no so many World Heritage sites.