There is little chance you haven’t heard about the beauty and vastness of Greek culture and the heritage it has given to the rest of the world.
It all started on November 16, 1972, when the UNESCO General Congress passed the Treaty on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. This Treaty states in a nutshell that the signatory states recognize that the regions in their national territory which have been inscribed on the list constitute, without prejudice to national sovereignty and property rights, a world heritage 'for the protection of which the international community is responsible, which must work as a whole for this purpose.'
About 500 km north of Athens, Thessaloniki welcomes travelers who want to wander around, explore, get to know the ancient and modern side of the co-capital of Greece, have fun, and relax by a cool, seaside breeze.
Greece is known for its beauty and culture. Yes, the country’s beaches might have taken the first place as an attraction for the countless tourists that visit it every year, however, the heritage that Greece has inherited to the whole world cannot be overlooked.
The Trojan War, the famous bloodshed between the Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia, sometime in the Late Bronze Age, has been capturing the interest of people for thousands of years both as a myth and a historic event. The legendary conflict is dated by later Greek writers to the 12th or 13th century BC.
If we go back several centuries, we will be dazzled by the plethora of myths that are recorded in Greek mythology. The Greeks, from the depths of history, tried to explain natural phenomena by creating stories, thus creating a rich mythological tradition. Here, you will learn all about the Olympian gods that will give you an insight into ancient and modern Greek culture.
One of the most significant archaeological sites in Athens lies right at the heart of the city waiting to be explored. Here you will find all details about the history, archaeology, and how to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site!