The Best archaeological sites in Greece

Greece is a country rich in culture, history, archaeological sites that reflect the history of the country itself. Tourists to the place are captivated by the history itself. The country is regarded as a place of gods and goddesses who once touched the earth. Read this guide to know more about the best archaeological sites in Greece. Greece offers travelers a unique experience from the Antiquity to the Modern Age. From ancient rituals to impressive temples, to open-air museums so huge that they could be accommodated in an island, this nation of philosophers is the right place to be if

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How to Survive Long Flights

Let’s start with the bad news: Long flights can be a nightmare!   Whether you are a smoker or not, whether you are traveling first class or you are crammed at the back of the aircraft, whether you manage to sleep or stay awake listening to the snoring right next to you. The oxygen in the cabin reaches the limits of adequacy, the seven-hour long immobility is not the best friend of the human body and the usually not so good tasting awful food cannot overcome the feeling that you are in an environment  hostile to the development of any form

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The most famous Ancient Greek Heroes

   In the rich Greek ancient history, we meet very often myths and stories about heroes. But what this means? What is a hero? The people from the ancient years were admiring and honoring men who had a great physical strength and braveness. These are the famous men of the antiquity who have been inspiration for myths and for literature generally, they are not only famous in Greece but they are glorified worldwide. We can separate the Ancient Greek heroes in two categories: the heroes of the ancient Greek mythology and the heroes of the ancient Greek history. Existents or

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Earthquakes in Greece – Measures of Precaution

What is an earthquake?    The official definition by the Geological Science is that an earthquake is a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust or upper mantle, usually caused by movement along a fault or by volcanic activity and can be reason for the generation of seismic waves which can be destructive. The location below the earth’s surface where the earthquake starts is called the hypocenter, and the location directly above it on the surface of the earth is called the epicenter. After an earthquake is possible the release of smaller earthquakes known as ‘’aftershocks’’. The main earthquake

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Ancient Greek Architecture – Doric and Ionic Temples

During the earlier periods of Greek history (eg Minoan) there were no separate temples and the places of worship of the gods were located inside the palaces or mansions. After the geometrical age however, the Greeks had been in contact with the cultures of the eastern peoples and they were influenced by them, so they began to build separate buildings, temples to worship their gods there. Inside the temple there was nothing except the statue of the god or goddess. The people remained outside the temple. Moreover the altar for the sacrifices was located outside the temple as well, except

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Greek Hoplite Armor and Weapons

The Greek world in antiquity was a world of continual war. The cities of the era were virtually constantly at war, sometimes in a greater, sometimes in a lesser degree, entangled in a constant conflict between them. The main reasons for this were of economic nature. The Greek cities – states in their vast majority were predominantly rural economies. Apart from trade, industry and various manual tasks (potters, carpenters, builders, etc.), the majority of the inhabitants were engaged in agriculture. The need of the cities – states for areas of fertile land, brought them numerous times in conflict with each

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Traditional products of Greece

If you are planning to visit Greece then you will simply love to experience its culture and lifestyle. Various types of interesting and quality products are available in Greece. Greece is known for some of its traditional products. Greece offers a lot of traditional food products, fruits and vegetables which are quite uncommon to the mass. Each and every location is known for one or the other product. In this way, the country gains significance and importance. Veal meat, types of dry fish and pork meat are quite famous and popular in Greece which provide a specific taste and are

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Myths of the 12 Labors of Hercules

Hercules was born son of Alcmene and Zeus. His father Zeus was also known as the kind of gods who married a mortal woman. Hercules married Megara. Zeus’s wife Hera did not however love him so much due to his constant infidelity. It was Hera who caused Hercules to go mad when he was grown up and also happily married. This caused him to kill his children and wife.  To cleanse his soul from the sins he committed as a result, he was forced to serve King Eurystheus for a period of 12 years.  In each of these years the

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The most famous Lakes in Greece

   As a lake we can recognize the body water which is surrounded by land. Lakes around the earth’s area vary greatly in size, depth and also in the elevation in which are located. Most of the lakes contain fresh water from rain, melting ice, snow and rivers or streams and they have shape like a big bowl. In the Greek area there are a lot of lakes separated in two categories: the natural lakes and ponds. The most of them are located in the mainland and below we quote for the future visitors some information, history, myths, characteristics and

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Tips for Traveling Parents

If you are a parent, you already know how difficult it is to be distant from your children. However, to keep up with the modern day requirements you need to be distant from your children at one time or the other. There is a long list of problems that parents might face while travelling. While these problems are very frustrating, you can always take precautionary measures to avoid such problems. To help you with planning your trip to Greece, this article will provide some great tips for traveling parents. There are many reasons due to which people have to travel.

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