National Parks in Greece

Despite being a small country, Greece has a wonderful and rich variety of different landscapes, fauna and flora. Along the coasts one can find wetlands, lakes and lagoons, pebble and sandy beaches and beautiful river deltas. Inland, magnificent high mountains, deep ravines, gorges and  valleys abound. The islands, both large and small, scattered throughout the Aegean and the Ionian Seas, offer their own beauty. Crystal blue seas, small coves, uninhabited islets and reefs are waiting to be explored. As a result of the differing landscape types and the climate, the wetlands create a perfect environment for a huge number of

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A look at the best Greek museums

With an excess of 4,000 years of history and well-known for one of the greatest civilizations in the world, Greece has plenty to offer to the visitors. The country has more than 240 museums of all types; Archaeological, Byzantine, Historical, Folklore and others. Read below to find the best Greek museums. These museums are sure to create a lasting impression. The museums in Greece are generally located in regions where excavations took place and where outstanding civilizations once prospered. Remember to visit one while you are in the country on a holiday. The most significant museums are based in Athens

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Top 10 camping mistakes

For people to like to be a part of an adventure for them camping is an exciting exhilarating, and inspiring time of the year. One can go for camping at its own, with friend and even with the family. However, before going on camping in wild especially for the beginners it is very important to have known about the camping. Because it is in observation that people that head for camping without any proper knowledge and training find themselves in lots of difficulties while on camping and they make some serious mistakes which are not only harmful to them but

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Ancient Greek Art: Mycenaean & Minoan Art, Ceramics and Human figures

Minoan Art: The initial Greek sculpture, certainly within Europe, dates back towards the Bronze period. On the minute Aegean islet of the Crete, the Minoan Civilization expanded, approximately in similar with old Egypt. For instance, Minoan art depended over a schematic approach that was usually discovered in Egyptian sculpture also. Art was included of carving and painted ceramics until              1500BC, while what’s often described the “Palace Period” appeared and wall painting 1st emerged in Europe, though only fragments exist today. Not like Egyptian art, Minoan art disclose an organic subject matter, which is reproduced in Minoan paintings. Frescoes with Dolphins

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Famous Churches in Greece

Greece is a beautiful country which is known for its culture, artistic influence, political contributions and religious significance. It is an independent country.  It is recorded that around 98% of the population in Greece are known to be belonging to the Orthodox Church. You can also find Jews, Muslims and Roman Catholics in Greece, who comprise the rest of the population. Greece, like Russia, consists of such huge population of Orthodox Christians. The country is a very religious country and people are engrossed in profound religious matters. The faith in the religion is evident from the number of churches that

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Avoiding financial scams

Holidaying is a great idea. We are eligible to go on holidays at least once a year. Planning for a holiday is in itself very exciting. Greece is perhaps one of the attractive tourist destinations and a wonderful country to visit. It is known for its cultural heritage and historical significance. It is also one of the safest places to visit. But every country or every city has its constraints and flaws. Mishaps can occur anytime and anywhere. We encounter unfortunate incidents every now and then. Financial scams have become a common phenomenon. We hear about them quite often and

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Implications of Cycladic Art to Modern Art

Cycladic art mainly used small marble figures which were from the Bronze Age about 3000 BC. This was a finding made commonly by inhabitants of the thirty small cycladic islands of Aegean Sea in Greece.  According to studies, Cycladic culture is considered to be the forerunner of the later classical Greek civilization.  As much as these people were pre-literate their knowledge of culture was sketchy and was largely based on pure speculation. Cycladic culture and its art flourished during the Bronze Age.  They were very unique and more unique than any other art in that time. This is a finding

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Greek National Holidays

25th of March: the Independence of Greece This is an anniversary of the Greek Revolution against the Turkish occupation which started in 1453, after the Fall of Constantinople and lasted for 400 years. The Greek Revolution of 1821 was the first part of the Greek attempt for its independence which was finally succeeded in 1832 with the declaration of the Hellenic Republic. This day includes celebrations and parades in the entire Greek territory and in many cities abroad where live thousands of Greek expatriates. The greatest parade is the military parade which takes place in the centre of Athens. 28th

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The Greek olive oil

 The Greek land is blessed with a wide range of special products which are developed in the ideal Mediterranean climate. Some of these products are the seasonal fruits and vegetables, the legumes, honey, crocus Kozanis, mastic and so many others. One of the most loved trees for the everyday dietary is the olive tree and its famous product the Greek olive oil. The olive oil is such important for the Greek people as the water. There is no kitchen without Greek olive oil. Greece is at the first place in olive oil consumption with 20 liter per person annually. Also,

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Top 5: The Best Tourist Destinations in Greece

Athens, Acropolis and Parthenon Athens is one of the most ancient cities of the world and the capital of Greece. It’s the political, financial and cultural centre of the country. Every year millions of tourists visit Athens, the worldwide famous Acropolis and the temple of Parthenon. It is maybe the unique city you can do everything. It’s an interesting modern city that you can live everything in it. You can explore archaeological and historical places and travel back in time, you can do sunbathing on the beautiful beaches just a few kilometres away, you can have fun, enjoy the exciting

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