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The Minoan civilization on Crete

The Minoan civilization was basically named after the name of a King Minos who ruled on Crete for a long period of time. This era is known as the Bronze Age and is divided into three parts. The Minoan civilization originated from the Stone Age and passing through the evolutionary process for an extended period of time entered the Bronze Age. They used to import and use certain metals like bronze. The other evolutionary steps involved the formation of hieroglyphic writing, and the building of unique palaces in Knossos. They also worked on carving of ivory along with working in

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The island of Kefalonia

The island of Kefalonia which is also known as Cephalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Islands in the western Greece with 36.550 permanent habitats. Argostoli is known as the capital of this beautiful island. The island was almost razed in 1953 after one impressively strong earthquake and started to be rebuilt by its residents. Since then, the island is a continuously developing into a high quality tourist destination. Between the beautiful Lefkada and the popular Zakynthos, it is a much loved cosmopolitan tourist trail.  It seems to be growing each year as the number of visitors is increasing. 

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Byzantine church architecture: Influences of culture

Byzantine Empire or the eastern Roman Empire was created to adjust administration control on the kingdom. At the same time there were some remains of the Arabic civilization in all aspects of like. Slowly very slowly the Roman culture and civilization started getting influenced by the remains of another great civilization. To go through the Byzantine church styles it is found that the architecture of the early churches were purely leveraged on Roman architecture and as time progressed they changed to bring  in more Arabic or Islamic architecture styles in it. There are many places today where the churches are

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Ancient Greek Art – Types of Ancient Greek Jewelry

The history of ancient Greece is very much influenced by the beauty of women. Women of Greece used to specially take care of themselves by wearing luxurious cotton, flax, and wool woven clothes along with jewelry made of gold bronze and gem stones. They used to take special care of their skin by using olive oil to be massaged on their bodies and used to take a bath from goat milk. Many ancient women wanted to have the title of the Greek beauty goddess. From those early times till today ancient Greek jewelry is very much common and liked among

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The island of Ikaria

The island of Ikaria is located in the northeastern Aegean Sea close to the island of Samos. According to the Greek Mythology, Icarus was a mythical man who was flying close to the sun with his wax wings but he fell into the sea and was drowned because his wings had melted down. So, the island was named after him. Ikaria island has a rich history, which is obvious in the Byzantine and Roman archaeological findings and remains. Interesting sights in Ikaria The Castle of Koskina which was built in the 11th century AC, during the Byzantine Empire, is located

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Tips for Travelling with a baby

Travelling with a baby is often considered to be an arduous task and people generally feel that it is a troublesome affair. More if the baby very small and needs more attention. You can’t enjoy your holiday if you spend most of your time babysitting the infant or managing his/her tantrums. But it is also an awesome experience to travel with your baby. You get to notice many things like the way they behave in a new place and the various ways in which they enjoy all the new things that they experience there. It is a part of their

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The island of Lesvos

Lesvos is fairly considered as the island of harmony and the beauty, of the literature and the cultural prosperity. Lesvos Island with an extent of 1.632 km2 is the third in size island of the Aegean Sea, after Evia and Crete. It is 188 nautical miles from Piraeus, 218 from Thessaloniki, 55 from its neighbour island Chios and impresses the visitor with its beautiful olive groves and the beaches that dispose of. The capital of the island is Mytilene and the entire island has a population of 100.000 residents. The relief of the ground is mainly lowland, it has also low

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Ancient Greek Art – Ancient Greek Statues

A visit to Greece would never be complete if you do not take the time to explore the numerous exquisite remnants of the Old World. Certainly, Ancient Greek statues are one of the finest and best preserved examples of Greece from the olden days. Even better, taking the time to visit these beautiful and majestic sculptures will also present you with an opportunity to conduct a unique, enlightening, and fun tour of the Greek islands. A Brief Introduction to Ancient Greek Statues : The sculpture is one of the most essential components of Ancient Greek art. Their subjects have to

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Ancient Greek helmet types

There are many different Ancient Greek helmets that were used by different Greek kingdoms and cities.  The helmets are some of the most recognized in historic war machines. However, the term Greek helmet is broad.  This is mainly because Greek culture is not symbolized mainly by one particular set of helmet. Some of the helmets include Spartan helmet, Corinthian helmets, Chalcidicum helmets, attic helmets, Cretan helmets, Phrygian helmets, Chalcidicum helmets and Illyrian helmets as well as the hat like helmet.  There are many designs that you will find in Greek stores however they are similar in one way or the

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Photography in Greek Nature

Greece is a country of islands, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and various archaeological and historical marvels. It is a country that has been able to largely conserve its ecology and preserve its various flora and fauna, both on land and deep inside the sea waters by the sides of the islands. Tourists from all over the world visit this beautiful island nation each year. It is natural for all persons visiting this country to carry along a still or movie camera with them. Most tourists want to capture the great images that Greece offers in the form of still

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