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Greece - History
What's to say about Greek history? The vibrant societies of ancient Greece have had a profound impact on the modern world. Thousands of people study Greek history all over the world, while there's a big talk about the Greek words used internationally and the impact of the Greek language on the rest.
This section of www.touristorama.com is an introduction to the history of Greece, tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual and creative achievements from the ancient years till the modern era.
Iliad, Homer's epic poem
Iliad is an epic poem, written by Homer and describes the incidents of the Trojan War happened before its end. The Gods are also involved in this war as they have parts that favour and help. God Apollo causes a plague in the Greek army in favor of his priest Chryses, whose daughter Chryseis has been a captive of Agamemnon, the Greek leader, as her father offers him wealth for the return of his daughter and Agamemnon refuses.
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Kronos is the youngest of the first generation of Titans, children of Gaia (earth) and Ouranos (sky) who ruled the Titans during the legendary Golden Age. Ouranos hated all of his children and prevented them from emerging into the light, causing Gaia to take action against him.
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The Architecture of Minoan Civilization
During the development of the first important civilization of the Bronze Age, the Minoan civilization in Crete, we can see the establishment of the organised society evolving along with new tools, crafts and therefore the construction of major urban centres around Palaces following a pattern of architecture.
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Astakas restaurant and the Statue of Poseidon in Milos.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.
Santorini has a secret... but we have to share it.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
We found the best scandinavian bar in Naxos!
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
Privacy on the vivid island of Santorini? Yes, you can have it!
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
Aktaion - Writing gastronomic history since 1922
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
This is where you can taste the best pancakes in Nafplion!
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
Breakfast and brunch at Zaf cafe in Athens.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
Parea Restaurant: a beautiful terrace for the perfect dinner.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
Pirate Fishing Tour: 8 reasons to book one!
There is no need to convince the thousands of tourists who visit Santorini why they need to experience a sea tour under the unique Caldera cliff. Actually, this is the second “must do” after viewing the breathtaking sunset. But if you need a little convincing, we have compiled a list of 5 good reasons why you should spend a day at the sea, and specifically next to an expert!
Something old, something new.... Marmita combines them both!
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.