Snorkeling in Greece

Snorkeling is a part of everyone’s bucket list and it is an experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Snorkeling 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 many serene natural water bodies, a diverse habitation of many kinds of flora and fauna and charming beaches. Greece has something to please every kind of traveler. In the past couple of years there has been an exponential growth in the

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Tips for travelling by train

Now-a-days people use different types of vehicles to move from one place to another but if you have never traveled by a train then it will be the most exhilarating experience you can ever have. The most important thing is to understand and follow some safety rules before planning a travel by train. It is always better to know some tips for traveling by train so that your trip can be safe, enjoyable and nothing unfortunate should happen. This includes emotional, mental, and health tips. Here are some of the sensible precautions you must know. As the train is much

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Sea Turtles in Greece (Caretta Caretta)

Evolution and adaptation The records of fossils suggest that sea turtles caretta caretta are contemporaries of the dinosaurs. Although dinosaurs disappeared, turtles continue to survive until today. Those ancient turtles lived in marshes. Later some of them began to live on land while others spent most of their lives in water. Throughout the evolutionary process sea turtles have retained the following features: •    Like all reptiles they are coldblooded, which means that they use the heat of the environment as the main source of maintaining body heat. •    Resemble primitive amphibians and birds that have a single small bone in

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Ancient Greek books and manuscripts

Taking a walk down memory lane, we see that there are many stories which are available with the creation of the earth. There are people who have said many things about the beginning of the world. There are also ancient stories which come as to how things were started and how the world was before and even about God’s who came to earth. When it comes to history, myth and ancient stories, Greece takes a special place. They also mention that this place is filled with historic monuments, historic ruins and many more. Going to Greece for a vacation is

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The coast of Messinia at Peloponnese

The 100% of the beaches of Messinia have an excellent water quality, according to the data submitted by Greece to the European Environment Agency (EEA). These evidences show that Messinia is an ideal tourist destination with its spotless and pure beaches to meet the expectations of the visitors. The classification of the bathing water quality in four categories (‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘satisfactory’ and ‘poor’). In Messinia, 50 beaches were tested ; all of them had an excellent water quality and they are awarded with the European Blue Flag. Kalamata, the capital of Messinia Kalamata is a modern city with a good layout

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The myth of Centaurs

Centaurs, according to Greek legend, were a race of creatures who were half man and half horse. They lived on the plains of Thessaly in central Greece and were well known for their lawlessness and riotous temperament. They were also known as hippocentaur. According to the old paintings and graffitis it has been found that they had the hint of a house and the torso of a human. These mythical creatures were said that they were born to Nephele and Ixion. Another legend is that a certain person had mated with the Magnesian mares thus resulting in the birth of

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The ancient city of Eretria

The ruins of ancient Eretria are scattered beneath the modern city, across the area reaching from the coast up to the hill at the north, where was the Acropolis. The city was protected by a strong wall, built in the archaic period and repaired in the 4th century BC. It started at the citadel and reached to the port. The western part of the wall lied just before the stream that flowed at the west end of town and at its extension there was a breakwater, which now is sunk below the sea surface. The east wall also reached to

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A brief summary of the Classical Greek civilization

 The Classical Period of the Greece which was from the 6th to 4th centuries is the most eminent and popular era of Greek history. During the peak of this classical period (around 5th century BC), was the time when the foundations and bases of western civilization were laid in Athens. This state became the most powerful naval force of Greece and establishedits reach in all purviewsof culture, including drama, philosophy, rhetorics, music and to new concept of democracy. Immediately after the victory over the Persians, the winning residents of the city of Athens had the task to rebuild their devastated

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Overview of the Island of Crete

Crete is the biggest island of Greece and a holiday destination for approximately 3 million tourists every year. This number has a great value as Crete gets into the heart of thousands of visitors who come back at least one time per year to enjoy the beauty of the island, the famous Cretan hospitality, the very good weather and the clean seas. Crete has a length of 250-260km and its size can trick the people who sometimes forget that they are on an island!  On the northern side of Crete there are countless resorts and some big cities as Heraklion

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Ancient Greek clothing

The common clothes of the ancient Greeks were the chiton, the peplos, the himation and the chlamys. It’s wrong to believe that the ancient people were wearing only white clothes. Clothes existed in several colors and sometimes the colors and the style were indicating the social and the financial status of the person who wore them. The clothes of the ancient Greeks were easily sewed. Of course, the fashion and the habits changed depend on the historic periods and the local areas. For example, there was the Doric attire which was quite simple and the Ionic attire which had a

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