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...
The Areopagus, Areios Pagos or Mars’ Hill is a bare marble hill across the Acropolis in Athens. This is the hill of the high court in antiquity and where Paul the Apostle gave his speech introducing Christianity in Athenians. Nowadays, it is one of the most popular places to visitors who want to enjoy the view to both Acropolis and the city of Athens for free.
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Europa (meaning wide face) is the daughter of Agenor of the dynasty of Inachids, sister of the major founder of Thebes Kadmos and cousin of Danaos king of Argos, who was abducted to Crete by Zeus and centuries later gave her name to the continent of Europe.
Deadalus sailed to Crete from his native Athens to escape death sentence for the murder of his nephew that he had hurled down from the Acropolis out of jealousy of his talent. Daidalos, despite having convicted such a crime, was welcomed by Minos, king of Crete as a famous artisan.
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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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.