Greece

The Acropolis

Everything and everyone in Athens seems to be drawn irresistibly towards the Acropolis, the 156 meters high limestone rock that crowns the city. Clearly visible from any part of Athens, the delicately poised and dazzling white columns of the Parthenon stand out against the blue background of the sky, an immortal symbol of the spirit …

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Nafpaktos

Only 13 km from Antirrion, Nafpaktos is a bright and open seaside town, better known to many people as Lepanto, the proud name of the great sea battle in 1571, which brought Turkish naval supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean to an end. The two small castles built by the Venetians on either side of the …

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Chania

The old town, next to the sea, with its tall handsome houses and narrow streets, retains much of its Venetian character. At its center rises the “Kasteli”, a Venetian fortress. The new town is pleasant and lively, with large and modern houses which stand in gardens filled with flowers all the year-round. In its outlying …

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Athens Museum

The main museums of Athens are the National Archaeological, the Byzantine, and the Benaki Museums. There is also the Acropolis Museum, the National and Historical Museum, the Museum of Greek Popular Art, the National Picture Gallery, the Theatrical Museum, the Geological and Paleontological Museum, and others. The National Archaeological Museum It is one of the …

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Plaka

Plaka is to Athens what Covent Garden is to London, what the Latin Quarter, or rather, Montmartre, is to Paris. Plaka for the Athenians is the quarter of the gods. Plaka, sited at the foot of the rock of the Acropolis, was from ancient times the center of Athens. At every step, in every alleyway, …

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Piraeus

Piraeus This main port of Greece, and one of the largest in the Mediterranean, is a city in its own right. It has a population of nearly one million and is only 10km from Athens. Its strategic importance was established during the Classical era, about 450 B.C. when Themistocles built the famous Long Walls which …

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The Acropolis Museum

The museum stands in the southeastern corner of the Acropolis and houses priceless archaeological finds kept in chronological order, starting with the Archaic ( 800-600 B.C. ), and going to the Classical( 500-400 B.C. ), Hellenistic ( 300 B.C. ), and Roman periods. Among other outstanding works of art housed in the Museum’s 9 rooms …

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Greek Folk Dances

One of the most powerful means which help men all over the world to know each other, to understand and love each other is art, the language of which is understandable to all people alike. Dance is the art as old as man himself which, still today covers a great part of all peoples life. …

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Crete Greece and Crete’s greatest attraction Knossos palace

CRETE Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, offers yet another acceptable impression of life-enhancing friendliness, beauty, fertility, and the accumulated spoils of time. An Island of larger space and population ( 500,000 inhabitants ), Crete has almost unlimited advantages for a holiday. The obvious ones are well known by now, but less common …

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The crystal clear water of Halkidiki

Photos of the crystal clear water and the amazing beaches – Halkidiki Greece. Nikiiti Beach – Sithonia Nikiti – crystal clear water Sarti Beach – Sithonia Vourvourou sea view – Sithonia Mount Athos Beach Mount Athos The crystal clear water of Halkidiki Toroni Beach – Sithonia Insel Kelifos – Sithonia, Kassandra Chaniotis Beach – Kassandra

Naoussa

Naoussa is a picturesque town at a distance of 94 km from Thessaloniki. It is well-known for the beautiful textiles its factories turn out, and also for its excellent wine. There are annual carnival festivities held there, among them the “Bula” Boules dance, an interesting local folk event. It has lovely holiday resorts both in …

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Katerini-Dion

Katerini, capital of the Prefecture of Pieria, stands on the plain between Mt Olympus of the myths and the Pieria mountains, 50 km from Thessaloniki and 6 km from the sea. It is a relatively new town. Nearby are the fine beaches of Methoni, Makriyalos, Olympiaki Akti, Plaka Litochorou, and, best of all, Platamonas. Katerini …

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Thessaloniki City Tour

THESSALONIKI The capital of Northern Greece is the second Greek city of importance after Athens. With the establishment in recent years of many factories, it has experienced amazing economic and industrial growth. Moreover, it is an important cultural center as well. It possesses one of the biggest Balkan universities, a Teaching Academy, the Ecumenic Institute, …

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Greek History

The history of Greece can be traced back to the 3rd to early 2nd millennium BC when the Proto-Greeks are assumed to have arrived in the Greek peninsula. Later came early farmers and the civilizations of the and Mycenaean kings. After a period of wars and invasions, known as the Dark Ages, in about 1100 …

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Ancient Greece art

Ancient Greece art in general Expressions of the antique Greece artisans have a gigantic impact on the society of numerous nations everywhere throughout the world, especially in the form of figures and structural planning. In the West, the craft of the Roman Empire was to a great extent inferred from Greek models. In the East, …

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