Ancient Greek Architecture: The Ancient Greek Theaters

Greece is not only an amazingly beautiful country in Southeast Europe but it also carries rich history and culture. It is one of the most famous tourist spots. All year round tourists congregate to Greece to experience the beauty of touristic attractions that are spread all over Greece. For tourists, the awesome sights and traveling in Greece can be extremely worthwhile. Some of the famous monuments and ancient pieces of the Greek architecture, which tourists love to visit, are the Greek theaters. A look at the History of Greek Theaters The prehistoric Greek drama was initiated from Orphic Mysteries in

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The Site of Ancient Olympia

Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic center. Here were born the greatest games of ancient Greece, the Olympics, which was held every four years in honor of Zeus, an institution with nationwide radiation and glare from ancient times to today. The origin of the cult and the mythical confrontations that took place in Olympia lost in the mists of time. Olympia is the one of the most historical sites in Greece. Olympia is the site of the first Olympic Games which were held in 776 BC. . In times

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Athens, The acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is made more visually appealing by the Parthenon but it is not Parthenon alone that makes the Acropolis. There are historical signs that can confuse even the most experienced and veteran archaeologist and it is still undecided since when the architectures on that hill top are there. There are signs to indicate Bronze age structures still stand there and some may be older than that but they are not yet clearly identified from their ruins.  To the aura of the Acropolis has been added beauty of Athens and the place is still considered the abode of

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The forest of Dadia

The forest of Dadia is located in the middle of Evros County. It is very famous as it’s one of the most important biotopes in entire Europe. The forest spreads over the eastern mountains of Rhodope to the Delta of Evros. It includes two strict protected zones of 75.000 acres and one peripheral zone of 357.000 acres. The area of the forest is a characteristic sample of the Mediterranean ecosystem which is a result of a harmonic and peaceful coexistence of people and nature through the centuries. The forest complex of Dadia appears intense ground relief with rocky hills, mountainous

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Tips for travelling solo in Greece

Greece is a wonderful and beautiful country. It is considered to be one of the best tourist destinations in the world. You will never regret the decision of visiting Greece for your holidays. The country is known for its cultural heritage and historical significance. You might visit it with families, friends or can also go as a solo traveller. There is so much to explore and find out. When you come back to your native land, you feel that you have not covered all of Greece. This urge to visit Greece again is so strong that you might end up

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Kitesurfing in Greece – Tips

In utilizing the wind’s power to travel as quickly as achievable across the water and high into the air, kitesurfing falls somewhere between kiting, windsurfing and wakeboarding.  Standing on boards similar to wakeboards but fitted with kitesurf kites, kitesurfers try to jump into the air and do other stunts although they ski over the water. A safety vest, guards for heads, knees and elbows and an emergency line-cutter are necessary safety equipment for any kitesurfer. Acquire a simple knowledge of water sports before you begin using kitesurf kites.  Either take lessons or use your encounter in previous water sports to

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Biking in Greece

Cycling is also known as biking. People ride bicycles for many reasons. Some, cycle for exercise, for travelling purposes and some cycle for fun. Cycling also could be known as a hobby. Greece is known well for its beautiful scenery. There also beautiful things for a traveler to see, experience and enjoy what Greece has to offer. So when you combine biking and Greece together, it would be a memorable experience for a traveler. We could also say a journey of a life time. If you are planning to visit Greece for a holiday, then there are several things that

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The coast of Ilia in Peloponnese

The coast of Ilia in Peloponnese A place with a calm natural environment, Ilia is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, and it’s an ideal destination for relaxing holidays. Endless beaches with beautiful views of the sea and the sunset, plains with diverse cultures, scenic rivers and lakes, give the area its distinctive colour. Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games with a worldwide reputation, the archaeological sites of Ilia and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, attract the attention of visitors from around the world. The landscape of the county, complete the Mediterranean towns, the mountain villages,

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Skiathos Island

Skiathos is a lush, green island with over 60 beaches. Depending on where you live, you can just relax or make excursions do sports and enjoy the nightlife. The capital of Skiathos has managed to retain the traditional style, even though every summer thousands of visitors enjoy what it has to offer. As you arrive in port the first thing you notice on your left are the old shipyards, while nearby there is a large lake which also has thousands of visitors each summer – the lake is habitat for thousands of birds that arrive there during the summer migration

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The location of the ancient theater of Epidaurus

At The slope of Mount Kinortio, inside the boundaries of the place of worship, lies the most famous and best preserved ancient theater of Epidaurus, the miracle of Epidaurus, as it was called. It was built according to Pausanias, during the 4th century BC by the architect and sculptor from Argos, Polykleitos the Younger. Other scholars date it at the early 3rd century. However, if this is correct, the theatre cannot be regarded as a work of Polykleitos . Having a circular orchestra a thymeli and 12 rows of 34 seats, it could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators.  During the

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