...the realization of a different concept about vacations...
Boasting a history stretching back almost 5,000 years,
Greece is the Land of History,
the cradle of European
civilization.It is the country that produced giants in
philosophy such as Socrates and Plato, leaders such as
Pericles, Aristides and Themistocles, victorious army
commanders such as King Philip of Macedonia and his son
Alexander the Great.It is the land where the Cycladic, the
Mycenean, the Minoan, the Spartan, the Macedonian, the
Athenian and Corinthian civilizations thrived.T his is the
homeland of the legendary gods and goddesses, the prestigious Parthenon in Athens, the oracle of Delphi, where kings and notables
from all over the ancient world came to consult Pythia’s oracles and the Ancient
Olympia where the first Olympic Games were held.
With the complete predominance of Christianity, the Greeks became conscious
of their national identity and laid the foundations of the later powerful Byzantine
Empire.Byzantine civilization is considered to be a continuation of ancient Greek
civilization with many Roman and Eastern influences.
With its wealth of ancient monuments, fascinating museums and spectacular
achaeologica sites, such as Mycenae, Delphi, Olympia, Dion
and Pella, Greece offers a unique opportunity for a historical
adventure through the centuries, a chance to mentally relive
myth, history and culture from classical times to our day.
Numerous travel agencies organize splendid tours with
archaeological interest, lectures by notable scholars, visits to
excavation sites or meetings with local residents for
participation in joint cultural events.
The photo 1.Temple Of Olympian Zeus was taken by photographer Y.Skoulas and belongs to the website www.visitgreece.gr .