Greek Mythology... the most interesting tales of the world! Learn anything about Greek Gods and Goddesses, about heroes like Achilles and Hercules, about figures and fabullous creatures...
Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to throw light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.
Greek myths attemp to explain the origins of the world and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of mythological personalities and creatures, "stealing" everyone's heart and impressions. Thousands of foreign students study Homer's Odyssey and Iliad and thousands visit the national museums to see how the ancient myths are embodied in Greek art.
Not to mention the Hollywood productions that have "borrowed" elements of Greek mythology. The heroes of Ancient Greece have inspired famous producers who made incredible movies based on their lives and adventures. The "Troy" for example or the "300" are listed among the greatest successes...
As soon as Minos discovered that Deadalus had provided help to Theseus on his successful expedition to kill the Minotaur, he ordered that both Daidalos and his son Icarus should be arrested and imprisoned in the labyrinth.
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During your travel to Greece and your visit in Athens city, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Greek people and who they come from. You may have read Homer's Odyssey and Iliad, you've sure heard about Socrates, Heraklitos, Plato and the other ancient philosophers... But it's now the time to see where they lived and tought...
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Danaos and his twin brother Aigyptos are descendants of the bloodline of Io and Zeus, sons of Belos and Anchinoe. Aigyptos was the ruler of Egypt, while his brother Danaos in Libya. Both of the brothers fathered large families by many different women, Aigyptos had fifty sons and Danaos had fifty daughters known as the Danaides.
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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.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.