Polyphemus and Odysseus

The adventures of Ulysses on the Island of the Cyclops as he prepared to return home after fighting in the Trojan War.

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Typical products of Greece

Buying typical products of Greece is one of the great pleasures offered by a trip to this country and its islands.

Origin of the Library

The origin of the library as a place of conservation of texts and reading is in Mesopotamia, but it soon passed to Egypt and Greece.

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Customs of Greek society

The customs of Greek society, which attract so much attention to travelers visiting the country, are heirs to the long and troubled history of the country.

Slaves in Ancient Greece

There were slaves in ancient Greece, and their wretched condition did not differ substantially from that of Egypt or Rome.

Tahiti Beaches

Best beaches in the world

We look at the best beaches in the world to escape the world between turquoise waters, white sand and hundreds of palm trees

Tahiti Beaches

The best beaches in the world

We show you some of the best beaches in the world where you can discover unique and magical environments, surrounded by nature and of course, a lot of beauty. Have you been in any of the ones we mentioned? They are worth enjoying once in a lifetime.

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Typical Greek drinks

Get to know the typical Greek drinks such as Ouzo, Metaxá, Retsina, Raki and others that you must try if you are going to travel to Greece. Do you know them all?

Anemonas of Greece

Flora and fauna of Greece

Discover the flora and fauna of Greece, a country divided by two great ecoregions such as the Mediterranean forest and the temperate hardwood forest.

Mountain tea in Crete

Greek non-alcoholic drinks

If you go to Greece and you do not like alcohol but healthy drinks, do not forget to try these typical Greek waters and infusions.

Mountain tea

Greeks drink mountain tea

In Greece, a lot of mountain tea is consumed, an infusion that is made with herbs and has good properties for the body

Places to visit in Piraeus

In Piraeus, the port of Athens, there are a handful of places that are worth visiting, including museums and taverns.

Greek art through time

Greek art has been a benchmark for all Western culture. The models used in ancient times have been ...

Anaxagoras and his theory about the Sun

Anaxagoras was a Greek philosopher, Ionian, born in Clazomenae 30 km. west of Smyrna, in present-day Turkey, in 499 BC, he died in present-day Turkey at Lampsakos, Mysia.

Zappeion

The Zappeion of Athens

The Zappeion building is located in the Garden of Athens, it is a characteristic building of the XNUMXth century, with neoclassical architecture.

The treasure of Mycenae

The Mycenaean civilization is pre-Hellenic from the end of the Bronze Age. At the end of the XNUMXth century Heinrich Schliemann in ...

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Visiting Greece in Winter

Greece has beauties to offer tourists in all seasons of the year. But in winter you can enjoy it better ...

Thales of Miletus

Thales of Miletus and electricity

The biographical data of Thales of Miletus are somewhat uncertain but they are inclined because he was born in the city of Miletus ...

Makeup in ancient Greece

  The human being from the most remote antiquity has wanted to be beautiful and for this he has looked for different make-up….

The Greek origin of mime

The origin of mime drama in the West is found in the ancient Greek theater, in the festivals of the god Dionysus ...

Ferécides of Syros

Ferécides de Siros was a Greek philosopher before Socrates, of the XNUMXth century BC and was a teacher of Pythagoras. Was born…

Vai beach in Crete

Bei o Vai beach is located in the extreme east, in the most northeastern part of the island of ...

The Stoa of Attalus

The Stoa of Attalus is a Hellenistic portico, located in the eastern part of the Agora in Athens. The construction was ...

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Ice cream in Greece

With the popularization of refrigerators in the 60s, ice cream became more present in many societies around the world, the ...

The cities of Magnesia

The Magnesian city of Thessaly was in continental Greek territory, its inhabitants left for other territories to found more colonies ...

Greek beers

The beer market in Greece is dominated by foreign brands but that does not mean that there are no brands ...

Lakes of Greece

Among the main lakes of Greece are the Prespa lakes, which are two freshwater lakes, to the north ...

The Via Egnatia

The Via Egnatia was built in 146 BC by the Romans in order to unite the old ...

Minoan writing

The border between prehistoric and historical societies is the domain of writing. Until today they have ...

The Panathenean festivals

The Panathenean festivals were religious festivals that were held annually in honor of the goddess Athena, patron saint of the city….

The Greeks of Chile

The first Greek colony in Chile, a South American country, was in Antofagasta, from Crete so they became ...

The traditional Greek costume

Perhaps this is one of the costumes that we most identify with Greece. Impossible to lose sight of those nice shoes, ...

Ancient city of Pergamum

Pergamum is an ancient Greek city located in present-day Turkey, in Asia Minor, 26 km from the Aegean Sea,…

The tomb of Agamemnon

The tomb of Agamemnon also known as "The treasure of Atreus" or tomb of Atreus, is dated in the year ...

Greek colonies in Italy

The word that exactly defines a colony is apoikia, which means far from home, it is a city-state. When…

Greek colony of Massalia in France

According to the chronicles of Thucydides, Greeks from Phocea and Anatolia were the ones who founded a commercial colony, "emporion" of ...

Greek boyfriends, a problem

It is always romantic when you meet someone from another country, much more when you are on vacation, you have time, money, you win ...

The regions of Greece

Greece is a small country but quite administratively divided, so we have thirteen regions, called peripheries, divided in turn ...

The first Christians of Crete

According to the Holy Scriptures, it was Saint Paul who first evangelized and made Christianity known on the Greek island ...

Greek Bullfighting

Etymologically bullfighting derives from the Greek words tavros-bull, and makhe-fight, although it is said that the word bullfighting began to ...

Greek burial tombs

The archaic tombs, became the house of the deceased, as was done in Asia Minor, but with the burial ...

Feast of the Epiphany

12 days after Christmas, the feast of the Epiphany is celebrated, which is on January 6….

The Coat of Arms of Greece

The first proper Greek shield, arises in 1822 and had a circular shape, its colors were white and blue, in ...

Greek erotic art

The word eroticism derives from the Greek word eros, which is the word that designates love and desire ...

The legend of Medea

Medea was a priestess of Hecate, in Greek mythology she was a sorceress and a witch, daughter of Aeetes and the nymph ...

Greek sculptures in Spain

One of the best preserved marble sculptures found in Spain is that of the god Asklepios, who was the ...

The island of Gavdos

The island of Gavdos is located 337 km from the city of Athens, from Crete by ferry it takes…

The typical Greek salads

When it comes to trying Greek gastronomy, there is a dish for all tastes, from meat, soups and cakes ...

Greek soil geology

The exokarst formations originate on the surface of the calcareous massif, by dissolution of the limestone or by subsidence, like this ...

History of Thrace

Thrace is a region located on the Balkan Peninsula, north of the Aegean Sea, between Bulgaria, Greece and ...

The beaches of Syros

We have told you before about Syros, one of the Cyclades islands located between Paros and the beautiful Tinos de ...

The Greek Orthodox Church

Greece is a Christian country and 97% of its population practice Orthodox Christianity. The rest, scarce, is Muslim, ...

The Vikos gorge

The Vikos Gorge is a charming place in the north of mainland Greece. It has a length of 12 km.

Kataifi, a Greek sweet

If you go on vacation to Greece then I recommend that you take the opportunity to try and enjoy its gastronomy. Without…

Greek Industries

The most advanced Greek industries are oil refineries, shipbuilding industry, textiles, the shipbuilding industry ...

The horse in Greek culture

The domestication of the horse began in the Steppes of Central Asia. In the second millennium before our era, peoples ...

Greek influence in Spain

Different peoples left their mark on the Iberian Peninsula, it was not a colonization since both the Greeks and Carthaginians, ...

The Greek Concept of Being Human

Despite the existing social differences, the Greeks had an original conception of the human being. Considered by all civilizations ...

Halkidiki and its beaches

Halkidiki is a famous Greek peninsula that is located in the north of the country near the city of Thessaloniki. TO…

Arachova, near Delphi

In mainland Greece there is a small town called Arachova which is right next to Delos, about 12 km ...

Island of the Feacios

The Feacios are a mythical town on the island of Ezquerra, which may be the green island of Corfu. East…

The city of Olinto

The city of Olinto belonged to Macedonia, it was on the Chalkidian peninsula, it was founded by merchants from the city of ...

Ancient Greek Gardens

The concept of the garden was not as clear in ancient Greece as it is today. They united trees, fountains, waterfalls, flowers, ...

Antique Mosaics

The function of mosaics in Greece was decorative, something similar to what is today a carpet. In the…

Greek forests

The Greek forests can be divided into two main branches, the temperate forests and the Mediterranean forests. In the woods…

Legend of Bellerophon

Bellerophon was the son of Glaucus and Eurynome, kings of Corinth, but his true father was Poseidon, his mother always ...

Greece Weather in November

The climate of Greece is very Mediterranean, mild and rainy winters, very hot and dry summers, but depending on the region ...

Ampurias, Greek city in Spain

In Ampurias, they have found archaeological sites, with Greek pieces. They are the most important Greek remains in Spain. It's in the…

Beware of Greek Monuments

If you are going to make a trip to Greece, take advantage of the autumn which is one of the best seasons along with ...

El Mirto and its properties

The myrtle is a tree native to Greece, its name derives from the Greek meaning perfume, the Macedonians used ...

The legend of Licaon, the werewolf

The legend of the werewolf is universal, it varies according to the regions, thousands of books have been written, movies were filmed, but ...

Flowers in Greek culture

Flowers have been very important for all civilizations, accompanying gods and humans in all great events, ...

The myrtle, mythological tree

According to mythology Smyrna, daughter of an Assyrian king, mocked Aphrodite goddess of love, saying that she was ...

Hairstyle in Greece

The hairstyle in Greece varied according to the times, fashion, different cities and different social classes. There was a lot…

Lindos and Zorba the Greek.

Rhodes is a very cosmopolitan island, there you find many very beautiful cities and towns, including Lindos, where it was filmed ...

Legend of Icarus

In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the architect Daedalus. Daedalus was the one who built the labyrinth in the palace of ...

The vintage

The grape harvest has its origin in Ancient Greece, when the grapes were harvested, it motivated a great party, it was when ...

Greece in December

Christmas is not long away and the markets are set up and a certain spirit begins to appear in ...

Car races

Chariot races were one of the main attractions of ancient Greece, they were dangerous for both horses ...

History of Greek footwear

In ancient times the Greeks like everyone went barefoot, even the soldiers went to war barefoot. Moving forward in ...

Legend of Poseidon

Poseidon was the god of the sea, son of the titan Cronos and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Hades, he was ...

The Metecos

Metecos were called to foreigners domiciled in Athens, in Ancient Greece. On them fell many of the obligations ...

Homer and his poems

Homer's works were and are consulted, imitated, cited by all Greek poets, philosophers and artists, it is the ...

Care on Greek beaches

Are there sharks on Greek beaches? Well no, we are not in Australia or the Caribbean. The truth is…

The Greek Pantheon

Gods of the air. All the forces of heaven are personified by Zeus, who throws the lightning and accumulates or dissipates ...

The mythological Sirens

In Greek mythology, mermaids were beings with the head and torso of a woman, the rest with a tail of ...

Cultural Tourism in Greece

To speak of Greece is to say culture, art, sea, coasts that merge with an extraordinary landscape of crystalline, blue waters ...

Santorini Wines

Santorini has a very fertile soil due to the volcanic ash, and its soil. Greek wines are made ...

The Lyceum of Aristoteles

Around 336 BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle founded the first philosophical school in Athens, where he taught his pupils, ...

The world of Snakes

Only 1 km. from the center of Grecia, on the road to Tacares there is an immense serpentarium with more than ...

The emergence of the Currency

The economic progress of the Aegean world was accelerated with the appearance of the currency. The coin minted and issued ...

The Hill of Mars

The Hill of Mars, Areios Pagos, is located northwest of the Acropolis of Athens and is very popular with ...

Helios, the sun god

The sun has always been deified by great cultures. As provider and architect of life he is also present ...

Horse riding in Greece

From time immemorial the Greeks enjoyed the horse, but in an organized way as a sport, it began shortly before the second ...

Crete Features

The island of Crete has been inhabited since prehistoric times and numerous excavations have shown this. It is believed…

Cerberus, the dog of Hades

Although the tourist places of Greece are enough attraction to go to visit it, it also has other factors that ...

Prices and food in Greece

The truth is that although Greece belongs to the European Union, it is not as expensive a country as others ...

The origin of Zeus

In the poem Theogony or Origin of the Gods of Hesiod, (he lived in the XNUMXth century BC) he tells us the ...

The Greek flag

The flag of Greece has a simple design both in its layout and in its colors, blue and white, colors ...

Tragic legend of the Atrids

The descendants of Atreus are another example of a terrible destiny that haunts a family for several generations. But in…

The island of Evia

The island of Evia is located in front of Athens and in it there are several towns, but one of the cities ...

The Temple of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus is located on the western side of the Agora on the Acropolis, it was built in 449 BC….

Greek Soccer

The history of football is very old in Greece, and Homer mentioned a ball game that was ...

Dionysian festivals

The Greeks made great parties when the harvest began and when it ended, asking and thanking the gods. Like Dionysus ...

History of Greek dance

The beginning of dance in Greece is unclear, it is known that dance has played an important role ...

Life in greece

The citizens of Greece have the popular character of the Mediterranean although with their characteristics, they are very happy, in love with the ...

The Thessaly Region

Thessaly in Continental Greece, stands out for being a region full of contrasts, from plains and mountains, to forests ...

What are the Greeks like?

Westerners have similar customs and we will never feel totally far from home while traveling on this side of the globe ...

The religion of the Greeks

One of the things that may surprise you being in Greece is its particular form of Catholicism known as the ...

Climate in Greece

Whenever you travel to a place, in addition to the hotels and places you are going to visit, you should know ...