About Greece

greece Greece is a country well known all over the world for its glorious history. Democracy was born in Greece and the Ancient Greek civilization is a stepping stone for the modern western civilization. The Greek philosophy and Philosophers effected the western civilisation. In Greece where born some of the greatest philosophers of all times like Socrates ,Plato ,Aristotle ,Epicurus and many others. Drama and theatre was born here and great writers like Euripides, Aristophanes, Sophocles and Aeschylus wrote immortal plays like Electra, Iphigenia, Oedipus, Medea. During its history Greece had glorious times, during the Golden Age of Pericles of Athens, the Hellenistic times of Great Alexander and during the Byzantine times, when the Byzantine empire lived almost 1000 years, the longest lived empire ever. The ancient Greek monuments like Parthenon have effected dramatically the Architecture of the western world and many famous contemporary buildings have been build according this architectural style.

Greek Cuisine

greek food Greek food is famous and popular in many countries. In Greece you will have the opportunity to taste it in local taverns and restaurants. Among the most well-known Greek dishes are stuffed tomatoes, mousaka, stuffed vine leaves, meat balls (keftedes), styfado stew, kalamaris, lobster, shrimps, sword fish and the famous Greek salad. For vegetarians, Greece is a paradise. In all restaurants you will find a wide variety of fresh vegetables and salads like green beans, okra, green peas, chorta., radish, aubergine, courgettes and more as well as delicious stews and dishes that are made wholly from vegetables and/or pulses. In big cities and large tourist islands you will also find well-known international fast-food chains. However, the most popular form of fast-food in Greece is the ubiquitous ..Read more

Modern Greece

modern greeceGreece today is a modern western European country and member of the European Union. Greece is one of the most beloved holiday destination for many millions of tourists that travel to Greece every year. The mountains , the islands and the cities of Greece have everything to offer to the visitor, history ,mythology , interesting places and sights to visit , wild nature, rivers and lakes with unique habitats. The aim of this site is to give general tourist and travel information for everyone that wants to visit Greece and know better the Greek History, Mythology and everyday life of modern Greece..

Transportation

Ports of Greece.The main port of Greece is Piraeus. From here are the ferries and passenger boats to the Aegean islands and Crete. From the port of Voles ferries leave to the Sporades islands and from the port of Rafina boats depart to many of the main Cyclades islands. The port of Patras is the second largest port of Greece and connects Greece with Italy and the Ionian islands. The port of Igoumenitsa connects also north-west Greece with Italy and Corfu. Other large ports of Greece are the port of Heraklion and Chania in Crete and the ports of Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupolis which have connections with the north Aegean islands.

Location

The geographic location between the continents of Europe Asia and Africa was a reason that made the Greeks to travel and make colonies in many areas in the Mediterranean and along the coasts of the Black Sea, exchanging ideas and knowledge with other ancient nations like the Egyptians the Phoenicians the Persians and nations around the Mediterranean. Many of the Ancient Greek myths has to do with the Greek colonisation and the exploration of foreign places by the Ancient Greeks like the journey of Jason and the Argonauts, the Trojan war and the journey of Odysseus

History

history The Greek civilization is one of the most important civilisations in the world. Greece was inhabited from the prehistoric times. Its history is more than 3,000 years old, beginning with the Bronze Age and the development in this period of the Minoan , Mycenaean and Cycladic civilization, followed by the Classic Era of Greece, the Hellenistic period, the Roman period, the Byzantine era, the Middle Ages and the occupation by the Crusades, the Venetians and the Turks and finally the modern times since the Greek war of independence in 1821..Read more

Geography

Greece is located in the Balkan Peninsula and borders with Albania, Fyrom, Bulgaria and Turkey. It has ten geographical areas divided into 13 peripheries and fifty prefectures. The main geographical areas, or Diamerismata are: Thrace (8.578 sq.km.); Macedonia (34.177); Epirus (9,203); Thessalia (13.929); Sterea Ellas and Evia (24,391); Peloponnese (21,379); The island of Crete (8,335); Ionian Islands (2,309)Aegean Islands ((9,129); Athens (427). The mainland of Greece is mostly mountainous with the exception of the plains of Thessaly, Thessaloniki and Thrace. The highest mountain of Greece is Olympus 2917 m the largest lake of Greece is Trichonis 421 sq. km and the longest river is Aliakmon 297 km. Greek major cities: as well as Athens, other large cities of Greece are Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Patras , Herakleion, Kavala, Alexandroupolis, Corinth etc.Climate: The climate of Greece is mild Mediterranean. Although many places in northern Greece have cold winters with lots of snow where highly developed ski centres boost the winter tourism of Greece. The summer can be very hot, especially in the mainland. The Greek islands however have a milder climate due to the summer northern winds, known as the Meltemi...
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