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    Default Points of interest on the campaign map

    Not sure if I have found all of them.

    1. Nisyros - a volcanic Greek island located in the Aegean Sea.
    2. Thera (Santorini) - The place of the Minoan eruption, which may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete.
    3. Mt. Olympus - the highest mountain in Greece. In mythology the home of the Greek gods.
    4. Knossos - the most famous site of the Minoan civilization.
    5. The Cybele relief of Hittite origin on the Mount Sipylus.
    6. Not sure, based on location (Lemnos) it might be Poliochne - ruins of the oldest human settlement in the Aegean Islands.
    7. Delphi - the site of the famous oracle.
    8. Mt. Athos - a mountain and peninsula in northeastern Greece.
    9. Niobe's Rock on the Mount Sipylus. According to myths Niobe was changed into a rock after Apollo and Artemis killed all her children (after Niobe has insulted Leto).
    10. Skarkos - an early Bronze Age settlement on the island of Ios and one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Aegean.
    11. Not sure, it might be crag with rock-cut tombs towering over the ancient Lycian city of Pinara.
    12. Not sure, its location (near Altis) suggest that it might be something related to Olympia like holy flame of Hestia or altar of Zeus.
    13. Not sure, based on location I guess it might be Mt. Ida.

    Owning regions with them don't give you any bonuses. Odd choice.

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    Abdülmecid I's Avatar ¡Ay Carmela!
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    Thanks for sharing, Rafi! I had visited the volcano of Nisyros more than a decade ago. The smell was awful, because of the sulphur, but exploring a volcano crater is a unique experience! The island was tiny, but very quiet, much friendlier than the more famous tourist destinations, where people behave crazily. Another Easter Egg is the Nemean Lion, located between Mycenae and Corinth:

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    CA did a good job, here. Some of the landmarks are very well-known, but others, like the settlements in Lemnos and Ios are rather obscure.

    EDIT: There's also Trinacria, which is technically the name of Sicilly, but which CA used it to name a mythical island situated in the Ionian Sea. I believe it's part of Odysseus' quest:

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    Last edited by Abdülmecid I; January 01, 2021 at 11:10 AM.

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    Yeah, considering the small scope of the map they came with quite of number of landmarks (some as you say rather unknown).

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    Default Re: Points of interest on the campaign map

    Great list! CA guys are definitely playing with details whenever possible.
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    New one from Hephaestus FLC

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