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Greek History & Culture

Golden-sand beaches and eternal sunshine are not all that Greece is known for. In fact, some of the biggest characteristics of Greece are its vast history and wealthy culture that has been formed through the passing of thousands of years. Even if you’re not a history buff, you cannot stand unmoved before Greece’s ancient ruins and cultural artifacts.

The famous Acropolis Hill in Athens, Naxos’ Portara, Crete’s Knossos Palace, the sites that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and all the fascinating museums and galleries the country is brimful with are good enough reasons to make you explore a past world full of glam and glory! Here, you will get a taste of the monuments, archaeological ruins, and cultural sights you can visit during your trip to Greece!

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What makes Greece a unique destination is not only the bright sunshine and crystal-clear waters of its beaches, but it is also the rich history and fascinating culture that provide its visitors with a wealth of things to do, see, and experience. Here are some posts that will bring you closer to Greek culture and make you realize the greatness of the country! Don't waste another minute before exploring this mystical world!
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Biblical Places in Greece: Exploring Ancient Scriptural Sites
Key Takeaways There is a variety of biblical places in Greece worth your exploration. The Apostle Paul's missionary journeys show Greece's histori...
When was Greece Founded: Tracing the Origins of a Historic Nation
Key Takeaways Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to the question 'when was Greece founded?' Greece's "founding" is an ongoing process begi...
'This is Sparta': The Story of the Ancient City
Key Takeaways: Sparta and the Spartan society revolved around the military, with the purpose of producing highly skilled and disciplined soldiers. ...
The White Tower: The story of Thessaloniki's Symbol
Key Takeaways The Thessaloniki White Tower is the most recognizable symbol of the city, often referred to as the 'Tower of Thessaloniki.' It was i...
The Parthenon: Athens' Timeless Architectural Gem
Key Takeaways The Parthenon temple was built in the 6th century BC, in honor of the goddess Athena. In the late 19th century, the Earl of Elgin, T...
The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
Key Takeaways The Temple of Zeus was built with the intention and succeeded in being the largest temple in ancient Greece. It was completed i...
The Panathenaic Stadium In Athens: History & Visit Guide
Key Takeaways The Panathenai Stadium is the oldest stadium in operation in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stadium was inaugu...
White & Blue: The Iconic Colors of the Greek Islands
Key Takeaways The blue and white colors of Greek island houses were initially chosen for practical reasons to cool the interiors and reflect heat. ...
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