Hiking in Greece – Explore a rich past

Anyone who has been interested in history of mankind will not find a better place than Greece to get a first-hand experience of it. Whether the ancient beauty of Acropolis or the First World War remains all will attract serious and not so serious student into its aura. The best way for this exploration is finding the minute details scattered through the countryside and discovering them by chance. Hiking in Greece can bring anyone different pleasure than ever imagined. The islands that have mesmerised generations  by their exquisite patronage of arts, sculptures and philosophical thinking are bonuses when mixed with

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The Archidamian War

What was the Archidamian War? It was the first part of the Peloponnesian War (431-404), the enormous clash between Athens and Sparta, which is named after the Spartan king Archidamus II. However, the war started in 431 and ended in 421 of which resulting an Athenian victory and a Spartan defeat. Nevertheless, Athenian political mistakes, Spartan inflexibility, and a shattering Athenian endeavour to triumph over the island of Sicily were amply adequate to alter the balance of power, so that Sparta might get a second opportunity: the Decelean or Ionian War. In the Greek balance of power, the Archidamian War

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The currency in the ancient Greek world

The history of the currency Money is used in all seasons in all directions and for all purposes. Its acquisition was for centuries one of the main aspirations of people. The coins are a basic unit of money. Currencies were changed, altered, adapted to the specific changes that led to or caused by different social, economic and historical conditions. The first coins were made in Asia from electrum, an alloy of gold and silver at the end of the 7th century. The precious metal gave it the value, the small format made it easy to carry, the symbol of each

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Ancient Greek Art – Ancient Greek Pottery

In general, ancient Greek vases were decorated before firing. The forms and other motifs were drawn and “colored” as the clay was still wet. By firing the “colors” penetrated the pores of the clay and were stabilized – thus their good preservation until today. The ancient potters, of course, used no dyes used to decorate pottery. Instead, they took advantage of the chemical reactions of iron oxides, containing the clay during firing. These oxides have a tendency to get red color when placed in oxidizing combustion conditions and black when they come under reducing conditions (ie without the presence of

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Trekking / Walking in Greece – The slow life witnessed

Greece is a land of mountains and plains. Accompanied by an abundant exposure of the Mediterranean some islands of Greece are ideal for holidays. The highlands are also famous for their natural reserves of fine quality trees famous for their woods. The towns in this country are also luxuriously plenty with historical artifacts that can cover a continent at other places. It is natural that an outsider would love to go for minute exploration of these contrasting features of the country by walking/trekking in Greece. The two are not very dissimilar but it is recommended by some of the professionals

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Mountains in Greece

   Every one of us can recognize a mountain. There are geological elevations over 300m from the surface of the earth. But let’s talk with numbers: 10% of the global population lives in mountainous areas, 80% of the rivers’ springs located in mountains, the 24% of the total surface of the earth is covered by mountains and over 60% of the population lean on the mountains for water resources.    The mountains can be volcanoes, glaciers and generally rocky masses. A mountain is usually created when the lithospheric plates come to collision so from the pressure a rocky mass is

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The Heraeum temples

Heraeum temple is an ancient temple also known as sanctuary which was dedicated to Hera queen of Olympian gods. There were many temples of this kind with the most important of them being the Argive Heraeum located about 5 miles northeast Argos in Greece.  This is where Hera’s cult was actually established early in 750 BC. This is a location that was also home to a number of other temples of which the last known temple was Doric order which was designed by architect Eupolemos in 423 BC.  The temple housed a very important gold as well as ivory statue

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Information and Advice for Senior Travelers

Excitement associated with traveling never perishes with age. Senior travelers can also make their traveling really pleasant and enjoyable. They can fly, opt for the road trip and cruise their way for receiving a great vacation. However, there are some advices, information and tips senior travelers need to follow in order to make traveling at this age even more enjoyable. And when you are planning for a trip to Greece, you must go through these advices and tips first. These tips are also helpful for those who are planning their vacation for others destinations and wish to make it more

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Beach photography in Greece

Greece is a beautiful country of islands that are rich in natural landscapes forms like mountains, forests and plains. However, the beaches of Greece are most picturesque and the spots most visited by local and international tourists visiting the island country. The Greek beaches are sandy and easy to use for sun bathing. So, tourists want to laze lying on the golden sands and get tanned by the warm sun above. The climate is also great and allows for travel by boat, ship, land or rail at almost all times of the year. The waters by the beaches are crystal

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Scuba Diving in Greece

Scuba Diving is a part of everyone’s bucket list and it is an experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Scuba Diving shows the immense tranquility and beauty of the nature and is also a great relaxing activity. The experiencing of witnessing the topography of ocean bottom and various types of underwater life is untranslatable. Greece offers some of the finest spots for enthusiastic scuba divers which are unparalleled to any other place in the world. From exploring shipwrecks, ancient Greek treasures to cave diving, Greece diving is an inimitable and adventurous experience waiting for everyone.

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