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In a tour around Greece (part 2) Posted by on May 27, 2020

We have already reviewed six Gods of Olympus, together with the most famous or important temples dedicated to these Gods that we can still visit in Greece. Let’s continue this virtual tour of our most important archaeological sites by reviewing six more Olympian Gods!     Apollo: Απόλλων: God of light, protector of the arts…

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In a tour around Greece (Part 1) Posted by on May 22, 2020

Archaeological sites in Greece are once again open to the public after the almost two-month quarantine! This brought joy to the fans of antiquity all over the world, even though visiting them may still be difficult for many. But what are some of the most well-known sites of this kind? In fact, most are temples…

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News from Greece about the Parthenon Posted by on May 10, 2019

A traveler cannot leave Athens without visiting its landmark, the Parthenon. In this post there is a brief presentation of the news about the Parthenon, information on a famous mythic battle depicted on parts of the Parthenon and a list of words related to monuments.   The Greek Archaeological Council decided to restore the inner-chamber…

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Mythical creatures and common words Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

What is common between mythical creatures and common words? If you are interested in the origin of words and how some words are related to Greek mythology, this post is for you.   #1.chimera (χίμαιρα): This is the less common word of the list. Ιt is used to mean something unreal. It Greek mythology, Chimera (Χίμαιρα)…

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Greece in fifteen questions Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

In Greece on March 25 we celebrate the Independence Day and also the Annunciation to Virgin Mary of her conception. Instead of writing a post about a topic that can be searched on Wikipedia or on documentaries, I decided to make a quiz about Greece. Making a quiz about Greece is not easy and I…

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Enceladus strikes again Posted by on Feb 5, 2014

The last few days everyone in Greece talks about the earthquake that striked Cephalonia twice in a week. According to scientists, earthquakes happen because two blocks of the earth slip past one another.  Many years ago, the  ancient Greeks gave their own interpreting which is far more poetic and scary. The story goes that in…

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