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Famous Greek Personalities
There are many renowned Greek personalities acknowledged for their works on an international level. Some lived in Ancient Greece and left behind exceptional pieces of work as heritage. Others marveled in their domains later on and are still admired by everybody.
Touristorama presents the life and work of famous Greek personalities: poets, scientists, writers, philosophers, singers, doctors, historians and many more. You've probably heard of them, as their fame meets no boundaries, but it will definitely be interesting to learn more details about them. For the old to remember, and the young to learn...
Sappho: the lesbian poetess
Sappho is one of the few female poets whom we know of from ancient Greece. She was born in the island of Lesbos in 630 B.C. and the clearly homosexual nature of her poetry gave rise in the 19th century to the word lesbian, meaning “a woman who has sexual feelings for other women.”
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Pericles: The Inspired Statesman
Pericles has been the most influential Athenian statesman of his time leaving a rich controvert legacy of the long and devastating Peloponnesian War, of the democratic institutions of Athens and the construction of marvelous public buildings such as the Temple of Parthenon on Acropolis hill.
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Socrates: The Enigmatic Philosopher
Socrates, born in 469 B.C. was an Athenian philosopher, who despite the fact that he left no writings, is of landmark importance in Western thought. His philosophical thinking was directed more toward questions of ethics in life and his teachings profoundly influenced his pupil Plato whose work of dialogues is generally taken as being the more reliable report, both of the character and of the teachings of Socrates.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.