You plan to visit Greece for its staggering ancient history and culture but you don’t know which archeological sites you should add to your schedule and which ones you should leave for your next trip to Greece. Well, to be honest there are many important archaeological sites in Greece and you probably need to have more than 2 trips to visit all of them!
We provide you with a list of the most important archeological sites which are maintained regularly and definitely worth your time! Athens may well be the cradle of Democracy and has many important archeological sites, but there are also other places in Greece which host must-see archeological gems.
Citadel of Athens was wisely chosen to be built on the specific spot it is built since it had a significant strategic importance; apart from being the city’s higher point, it was also surrounded by three hills that offered protection: Pnyka hill, Areopagus (Mars hill)and Philopappou hill. Each one had its own role in ancient times and a story starting as a myth, continuing nowadays.
Everyone knows that literally Halcyon days are the warm days during winter time, but only few people have heard of the myth of Alkyone – the myth behind the Halcyon days. It’s part of the interesting Greek mythology and reminds us that there is always enough space for good vibes in our life – even during tough times.
The 25th of March happens to be a memorial day for two reasons in Greece;
First, it is one of the two most important national days of Greece, since 25th March 1821 is the day when the revolution flag was bannered in Kalavryta (a place in Peloponnese) and so, Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire officially started.
Carnival is a festive season people either love or hate; it either makes people excited, eager to dress up and go silly with their friends or it passes without making any sense to them. In our country, there are several local customs which tend to be lost in time, but still exist. So, even if you are one of those who dislike going silly, you would be pleased to visit a small town of Greece to enjoy the local fest. Some of the traditions exist for decades while others exist for centuries. In case that you are one of those who prefer modern carnival parades, you would have a great time in Renti or Moschato of Athens, Patra, Rethymno or Ksanthi.
According to Greek mythology, the city of Athens owes her name to the goddess Athena. The story, like many Greek myths is one of intrigue and grandeur and it begins as all great tales do...
It is generally known that Greek language is as difficult as it is interesting. In Greek, we use a variety of words which cannot be adequately translated, as they describe complex feelings, virtues or situations. Two of our favourite are the words "filotimo" and "charmolipi".