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The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey. In the north, it is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosphorus. The sea was traditionally known as…
Islands in the Argosaronic Gulf: Small gems scattered over the sea Aegina, Agkistri, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Salamina and the peninsula of Methana form the island complex of the Argosaronic Gulf in southern Greece. Sprinkled over the Argosaronic Gulf and steeped in ancient mythology, these islands are small havens in close…
Attica is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. The historical region is centered on the Attic peninsula, which projects into the Aegean Sea. The history of Attica is tightly linked with that of Athens, which, from the classical period, was one of the…
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was once…
Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. Cyprus…
Epirus lies in NW Greece, between the Pindos mountain range and the Ionian Sea. Its untouched mountainous mass of Pindos with its great virgin forests, the Dragon Lakes (the mythical mountain lakes) and the untamed slopes provide a plethora of activities (mountaineering, climbing, ski, hiking, mountain biking etc.) in a…
The temperate climate, the deep and cool sea waters, the mountains, the lush vegetation, the cultural heritage and the cheerfulness of the inhabitants, make the Ionian Islands the ideal place for a holiday as well as rest and relaxation. What is more, the traits of the Ionian Islands are perfectly…
REGION : MACEDONIA
Visit Macedonia where you will encounter unique images. Explore this magnificent place in Greece where east meets west. The imposing – and almost perennial snowy – massifs of unique beauty boast Mt Olympus, the country's most famous and highest mountain, which is followed by the equally beautiful Pangaio, Kaimaktsalan (Voras)…
Authentic Thrace Thrace is an area of amazing natural beauty, a land where Greek legend has placed the mythical home of Orpheus. In this corner of Greece you’re at the gateway to the mysterious East and you’ll feel its proximity in mosques, menus and bazaars, and in the wealth of…
REGION: CENTRAL GREECE
Central Greece, known as Roumeli, is part of the Greek mainland and has been inhabited since antiquity. There are forested mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, rich fauna and flora and remarkable archaeological sites. Visit the archaeological site of Delphi and the Oracle of god Apollo, picturesque seaside towns of Galaxidi and…
Escape to the Peloponnese, where Myth meets history. Monuments from every period of the eventful history, great archeological sites, such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tiryns (Tiryntha), the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Byzantine churches, unique villages and alluring castles amidst stunning natural beauty, mountains and forest, rivers and caves,…
Enjoy Thessaly, a region of sheer beauty with mountains, rivers, beaches, the popular Plastira Lake, Tempi valley, and last but not least the unique Meteora, the most photogenic spiritual site in Greece. Archeological areas, Byzantine monasteries and churches, traditional settlements and ski resorts complete the fascinating natural beauty of Thessaly…
Some of our editor's and tourism expert's choice.
A Golden Beach resembling paradise. 6 klm (4.5 miles) of smooth sand with green friendly waters. (Peloponnese) Enjoy a stunning drone footage from our friend, Haanity.
According to an inscription placed on two marble slabs on its eastern side, it was built in the year 1167, in 1754 by Sheriff Ahmet, a descendant of Gazi Evrenos.
The gorge of Vikos is one of the most famous in Greece. It is located 30 kilometers northwest of Ioannina and is the deepest gorge in the world, according to the Guinness Book.
Impressive slopes, dense vegetation, scenic wooden bridges, crystal-clear water ponds and small waterfalls make up a wonderful natural setting that enchants mountain-lovers
An important Bei and Ottoman history strategist, Gazis Evrenos, died on 17 November 1417 and was buried in this mausoleum, which became a place of pilgrimage for the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire. At the same time, it also functioned as a place of prayer, a common Islamic practice in the mausoleum of important persons to whom the attributes of holiness were attributed.
he village was built in the late 16th century, probably by farmers and builders and formed the eastern boundary of the area that was under control of Ali Pasha of Ioannina. It is built on a plateau at an altitude of 1.180m – 1240 m.
History tells that during the Revolution of 1821, Boulovinena, wanting to avoid the Turks, fell into it and has since been named after it.
The Domeneghini Tower is situated on the coast of Argasi, once a countryside locale with orchards and rural plantations that today has been transformed into one of the most popular touristic resorts of Zakynthos.
Ιn the western part of Samos island in a cave on a steep slope, it is said that for a long time the mathematician Pythagoras lived and was theorizing about mathematics, music and harmony. In order to visit it, yoy have to get up 320 steps, but the view is magnificent from above. Also in the place is built Panagia Sarantakaliotissa is a church dating to the 11th century, in which remarkable frescoes have been preserved.
The German military cemetery Dionysus – Rapentozis is one of the two cemeteries where lie the graves of German soldiers
Palea Monemvasia village Monemvasia: Palea Monemvasia (Kastro Monemvasias) is the name of the castle, as well as the surrounding areas that constitutes this town.
It was built in 1908 by American expatriates in the foundations of a temple that had been destroyed in a battle with the Turks in 1879-1880 with chieftain Stournaras. It is a stone chapel recently restored and preserved.
The “Eye of Crete” as it was also called due to its strategic position, providing the observance of ships on three seas simultaneously – the Ionian, Aegean and Cretan.
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The Greeks Said it First – 6 Ancient Greek Philosophers of Greece and their Quotes
Each time we turn on our computers, we are bombarded with quotes, with images, with “inspirational cards” (Facebook is full of them!). We have “Life coaches” telling us to be” Mindful” to have a “Mindset”. “Mindfulness” It seems to be the “New religion” Authors are at it, Gurus are at it, it seems like every Tom, Dick and Harry is at it! Sorry to tell you this folks, but it’s all been said and done before, thousands of years before, by the Greeks, specifically, the Greek philosophers. Philosophy: The love of wisdom So search no further, just read what those wily, wise men of Athens had to say. They knew what was what! 1. Demosthenes “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” What we hear today as: “Small steps”, or, ‘start small and grow”. 2. Aristotle “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” All those inspirational cards we see, telling us that: “Only you have the ability to make yourself happy, don’t depend on others” “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.” Could be interpreted today as: “Step outside your comfort zone” 3. Plutarch “To make no mistakes […]
The Thracian tradition knows no borders!
The traditional music of Thrace has touched many musicians of the world. The specific interpretation of ¨Zonaradikos¨, really touches our Thracian feeling. Shin-ya Ohno and Akito Sutou perform it exceptionally and move us! source: www.paratiritisparadosis.gr
20 Amazing Ancient Greek Inventions Still in Use Today – The Greeks Did it First
“Greece: the cradle of Western civilization”, “Athens: the birthplace of democracy”, “Greece: home to the Olympic Games”, we’re all familiar with these quotes and sayings, right? We’ve heard, maybe, that Hippocrates is the father of Western medicine, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the father’s of Western philosophy, Thespis was the first recorded actor (hence The Thespians), and Homer, (The Iliad and The Odyssey) and Herodotus (The Histories), were the first historians, and surely, we all know a bit about Greek mythology. Did you know though, how many useful inventions, still in use today, have ancient Greek origins? Yes! The Greeks did it first (and better!), and here are twenty amazing Greek inventions to prove it! In no particular order 1. Alarm clock Ctesibius’ water clock, as visualized by the 17th-century French architect Claude Perrault The alarm clock or water clock (which didn’t seem to catch on with the Greeks who are renowned for their tardiness!), was used to measure time, and also to make sure speeches given in the courtroom, or by long-winded politicians didn’t go on forever! Called a clepsydra (water thief), this was the most accurate clock in the world up until the use of the pendulum. Invented […]
The 11th birthday of the Acropolis Museum
On Saturday 20 June 2020 the Acropolis Museum celebrates 11 years of operation and welcomes back its visitors. The Museum has undertaken all the necessary measures for the protection of the health of its visitors. On this day, the Museum will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., with reduced entry (5 euro) to all exhibition areas. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to see the temporary exhibition ‘Chisel and Memory. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments’, which will continue until 30 September 2020, with free entrance. On Saturday 20 June, the Museum second floor restaurant will operate until 12 midnight (reservations for dinner can be arranged by telephone on 210 9000915). Moreover, gallery talks held by the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts will commence this week. Visitors wishing to participate are required to wear a protective mask (not provided by the Museum) and to use the whisper guide system headsets (provided by the Museum to participants). ‘The lost statue of Athena Parthenos’ The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Phidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk […]
The Mycenaean pendulum saw and the development of the stone-working technology in Ancient Greece
This device seems to have been used to cut through hard sedimentary rock at a number of sites on the Greek mainland and, according to some scholars, also in central Anatolia.
Greece Has 227 Islands. Here’s How to Choose.
Deciding where to visit depends on your entry point, how much time you have, and the type of vacation you want.
13 Greeks among the Top 100 Most Influential People in World Shipping
3 Greeks are among the 100 most influential people in world shipping for 2019, according to the annual Lloyd’s List International Maritime Inspection. John Angelicoussis, who is in the 7th place in the overall ranking, is the 1st Greek for yet another year. First in the world is COSCO President Xu Lirong, along with Li Jianhong, Head of China Merchants Group, two Chinese groups with presence in Greece, both in the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki respectively. In 2nd place overall is South Korea’s (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim, while in the 3rd, two Danes, AP Moller Holding’s CEO Robert Uggla, and AP Moller-Maersk’s CEO Soren Skou. In 4th place are two Chinese bankers, Zhao Jiong of Bocom Financial Leasing and Zhao Guicai of ICBC Financial, and in the 5th the American official Andrea Gacki who heads OFAC, the agency that imposes US sanctions on companies that violate the embargo on countries like Iran and Venezuela. In the 6th position is the Saade family, which controls the shipping CMA-CGM, which together with COSCO and Maersk are the three largest shipping companies on the regular shipping lines. After John Angelicoussis, in 7th overall position, the next Greek in Lloyd’s List Top […]
Tom Hank’s talented Greek wife
Born Margarita Ibrahimoff in Los Angeles, Wilson is the daughter of Greek parents. Her father Halilov Ibrahimoff was born in a Pomak village near the town of Xanthi in Northern Greece. He relocated to the United States and in 1960 he changed his name to Alan Wilson, inspired by his street of residence. Her mother was born in a Greek traditional village, currently located within the frontiers of Albania. Rita was brought up to love Greece and she’s a devout member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Actor and producer Wilson appeared in popular screen films, like Runaway Bride and Larry Crowne and in television series, like Girls and Good Wife. She has also worked as an executive producer in the blockbuster My Big Fat Greek Wedding and as a writer of Greek interest issues in the Washington Post blog. After coming to realize her passion for music, Wilson decided to take a chance in singing and released her debut solo album AM/FM in 2012. “I have never dreamt of becoming a star. I just wanted to keep up the good work”, she mentions in an interview. Rita met Tom during the shooting of the film Bosom Buddies in 1981, but they got romantically involved after meeting again in 1985 for the film Volunteers. They got married […]
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