The Sicilian War

The Sicilian war or the Sicilian Expedition (415-413 BC) was actually the fatal bash for the peace and led to the start of the second Peloponnesian War. In Sicily, the greatest battle of the entire Peloponnesian War took place and determined in advance the end of this conflict after 10 years. The Athenian historian Thucydides lived and wrote down the facts of the entire Peloponnesian War while his writings about the Sicilian War were of his most dramatic. The reason for the campaign was Segesta, a town of the north-western part of Sicily which was in conflict with the neighbouring

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Sunbathing in Greece

Sunbathing is the one of the most favorite activity we do in our leisure time, especially in our holidays in Greece. It is something that can be done to get someone to relax and keep from having to deal with so many stresses in life. Relaxing in the sun is something that requires no effort to do and the most important it is free. A person can just go and relax in the sun without having to worry about anything. Moreover when you go to the beach of course you will not miss this activity. Another reason why people like

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Getting married in Greece

Beautiful Greece    Greece is official recognized as one of the most beautiful countries worldwide and is a top touristic destination. For example, in 2011 a Greek island, Santorini, was voted as ‘’the world’s best island’’ and its neighboring island Mykonos fifth in the European category. Exquisite islands, virgin and clean beaches, crystal blue sea, sun, beautiful nights, natural landscape, rich history, traditions and the famous Greek ‘’filoxenia’’ (Greek word which means hospitality) are only some of the reasons why is Greece so attractive for people from every point of the planet. Also, the Mediterranean climate is ideal for visiting

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Horse riding in Greece

Horse riding is known as a sport and also a leisure time activity. If you look across pictures, you see all the riders look really professional and also they look smart when they ride the horse. This is because it is been recognized as a master class event. This is also known as Equestrianism. This word is derived from Latin which means riding a horse in direct translation. But we often pronounce this as Horse riding. In the past when there was no proper transport system in the world, people  used horses as their mode of travel. So many people

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Christmas in Greece

On Christmas Eve, children, especially boys, often go out singing ‘kalanda’ (carols) in the streets. They play drums and triangles as they sing. Sometimes the will also carry model boats decorated with nuts painted gold. Carrying a boat is a very old custom in the Greek Islands.If the children sing well, they might be given money or nuts, sweets and dried figs to eat.Christmas Trees are becoming more popular in Greece, but they aren’t traditional. Instead most houses will have a shallow wooden bowl with a piece of wire is suspended across the rim. A sprig of basil wrapped around

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Byzantine Castles: How they were built

In Byzantium, the castle had purely military character and its mission was to protect the empire from the Barbarians. The most of the Byzantine cities were walled entirely. The frightening aspect of the walls, the difficulty of manufacture, the labyrinthine mazes, the conflicts and the violence caused legends which are alive until the recent days. The castles were built at defensible locations to control nearby roads and provide security for their inhabitants and those of the surrounding area in times of war. They provided the basic functions of an urban center but their confinement and often uneven terrain affected urban

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Ancient Greek Hoplite Phalanx Formation

The wing of the phalanx was a fearsome “weapon” for the time that was deployed by the Greeks during the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic period, from the 7th century BC. Until then, ancient armies were exercising simplistic warfare. Usually, the basic unit was a strong equestrian task force (or chariots), who manned the noble course. The duels were among nobles and the losses were kept relatively small (see Homeric epics). The result was a more prestigious victory, more characteristic of “primitive” cultures where the objective was not the complete annihilation of the enemy. Instead, the phalanx was based on the

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A quick description of the best Greek Islands

With exotic locations, beautiful scenic places, un-spoiled beaches and charming people, Greek Islands are undoubtedly one of the touristic paradises on earth. The breathtaking scenery and stunning weather attracts large number of tourists every year towards the Greek Islands. Among six thousands of Greek islands, around two hundred and fifty of them are occupied. Before planning to visit the Greek Islands, you should have a complete knowledge of the Islands and the tourists’ spots, so nothing should remain unexplored. To give you an insight about the Greek Islands, here is a quick description of the best Greek Islands. Crete Island

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Self catering must haves

The option to go self catering when going on holidays has always been available but in the modern years it has started to become more and more popular. There are a huge number of advantages in choosing a self catering holiday like privacy, flexibility and the most important lower cost. By choosing the self catering option the cost of your holiday will be remarkably decreased as the cost for food and drinks will not be so high as you pay that you buy and no paying for usually expensive meals in touristic locations. Self catering tends to be a much

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Cycling Holidays in Greece

Who doesn’t love holidays? Holidays happen to be the favorite time of the year for everyone. A lot of time and resources go into planning how and where to spend holidays. People who are living in non-European countries, usually prefer to visit European countries for their holidays. The reason for that is the combination of rich history and enjoyment opportunities that these countries offer. Greece is one of the most preferred European countries for vacations and holidays. It is known and also preferred for its hospitality, natural beauty, history and ideal weather conditions. If you are looking for a unique

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