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Pericles – a famous Athenian politic

Pericles was born in 495BC or according to others historians in 490BC in the municipality of Cholargus. His father was Ksanthippos, a rich Athenian who came from the priestly Vouzigos lineage. Also, Ksanthippos was one of the brave leaders of the Athenians during the Mycale’s battle in 479 BC against the Persians. Pericles’ mother was Agaristi, the niece of Clisthenes, founder of the Athenian Democracy. As happens with every great man, the born of Pericles is accompanied by a myth. It says that his mother, Agaristi, before to born him, saw a dream in which instead of child she born

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How the ancient Spartans lived

Spartans were living in the Greek city of Sparta which was located at the banks of the river Eurotas at the peninsula southwest of Athens in Peloponnese. It was famous as the military city. It is believed to be founded by the offspring of Taygete and Zeus, called Lacedaemon who got married to the daughter of Eurotas named Sparta. Sparta didn’t create art, philosophy or literature but its citizens were famous for their braveness and because they kept the Greek values alive. The government system was formed by Lycurgus since the late 9th century BC and was mainly oligarchic. The

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Andros Island

Andros is the second largest island of the Cyclades after Naxos. It is the northernmost island of the complex with an area of 381 sq km. It is a mountainous island with many ravines, streams, springs and verdant valleys. The many streams and wonderful climate make Andros one of the most fertile islands of the Cyclades. It is rich in fruit trees and olive groves. The famous mineral water, Sariza is produced here. Tourism plays an important role in the lives of locals in recent years and large hotel units have been constructed on the island. Andros is a typical

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Watering plants while on vacation

What do you do when you want to go on holiday and can’t stop thinking about … the plants on the balcony or backyard that will remain unwatered for as long as you are away? How can your plants be watered while you are on vacation? In an era dominated by fear and mistrust the solution to trust the key to a distant relative, friend or even friendly neighbor does not seem to be the most appropriate … Neither, of course, you can let your plants meet their fate, they are living organisms  that have needs and before doing something

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Rhodes Island

Rhodes with no doubt is the largest island of all Dodecanese. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Colossus of Rhodes was builded to commemorate the victory of the Rhodians against the Antagonids and was stooding in the harbor entrance, until a strong earthquake hit Rhodes with result the Colossus to be destroyed falling down. The statue was considered as

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The town of Gythio

Gythio is a port settlement, situated in the southern Peloponnese. According to a mythical story, it was established by Hercules, but the historians are of the opinion that the town was first occupied by the Phoenicians. Subsequently, Sparta attacked in the town and made it its port. It should be noted that an awful earthquake smashed the whole town entirely in the 4th century BC. A huge number of damages, unfortunately, afflicted the ancient theatre, the temples which were dedicated to the Gods, and also the houses and the public buildings. Nevertheless, the small town managed to survive. Afterwards during

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Camping Tips for beginners

Camping is a thrilling and stimulating time for the people who love to be a part of an adventure.  One can go on camping with family or friends and could have a great time in wild.  It is very important to have a best tent, with necessary equipments, food and other stuffs to enjoy camping and they do not have to face any kind of problem. For safe camping especially for the beginners, it is important to double-check their camping materials so that they do not have to face any kind of trouble during camping in the wild.  It is

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The villages of Elati – Pertouli

Following the uphill slopes Koziakas, 13 km after the gate at an altitude of 900 meters lies, Elati, the largest of the villages in the prefecture of Trikala and most tourist-oriented. The name of the village was Tyrna, until 1955. You can hear the locals still calling the village with that name. It is speculated that the village was founded after the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Built literally in the green, Elati now has all those facilities and standards to stand up as a “first line” tourist destination. It offers the visitor a unique natural environmental beauty, hospitality, accommodation

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5 Things to Bring on Every Flight

Remember when plump packets of peanuts rained down on hungry air travelers and every seat had its own fleecy blanket? These days, airlines are stingy with the snacks, and full meals and blankets or pillows often cost extra. With delays common, you need to come prepared, whether you’re flying short haul or long. Here are five air travel tips involving carry-on items that will make your flight comfortable. Essential medications and toiletries The last thing you need is to be separated from your medicine if delays are long or, worse, your checked bag is lost. Things to keep in your

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Honeymoon in Greece

Doubtless, honeymoon is one of the most precious and awaited events in the life of a newly married couple. It has to be an unforgettable experience, a full of happiness start for both partners so they will have beautiful and priceless memories to look back during their entire life. In order for it to be an experience as the couple has already dreamt, honeymoon should be well organized. In this article, we will give you some ideas for romantic and unique honeymoons in Greece. Blue skies and deep blue sea, whitewashed houses and exotic sandy beaches with crystalline waters create

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