Ionian Islands of Greece

Ionian Islands of Greece

For the Ionian Islands, which are traditionally called the Heptanese or the Seven Islands are made up of a group of islands. Let's first start with the Cephalonia which is a clean and green island. Besides, it is a majestic place with many idyllic and fascinating sights. There is always something new to discover here. For it has a rich history, from the Roman and Byzantine Rule, to the Venetian rule. Then the Napoleonic era, followed by the British then the Greek rule. It went through the Worl... [ read more ]

Greek Customs and Traditions

Greek Customs and Traditions

One of the much honored traditions by the Greeks in the modern time today are name day celebration. These names are of saints and on this day, friends visited the one who is having the name day without invitation offering wishes about longevity with little presents. In return, chocolates, pastries or candies are offered from his or her home. Engagement and Marriage in Greece Prior to the marriage is the engagement, so asking for the hand has to be made from the father of the woman. Blessin... [ read more ]

Greek Carnival and Easter

Greek Carnival and Easter

Apokries is the two weeks of feast and it is the Greek Carnival. Starting from the Sunday, it is all about meat. They called it the Sunday of Meat Fare. There is also a 'Clean Monday' and in Greek, it is the Kathari Deutera. It starts the first day of the Saracosti or the Season of Lent when people are flying kites and families are usually at picnics. During the carnival, everyone is partying on the streets with costumes on. Bars are popular and crowded too. This is the time you can carry with... [ read more ]

Before You Arrive in Greece

Before You Arrive in Greece

Greece ©john elians/flickr Greece was originally called 'Elliniki Dimokratia', in short Ellas or Ellada. So that makes their people Ellines, Hellenes. Their women are called Ellenides and men Ellines. Greece has a super long coastline, it is more than 13 thousand kilometers long. Most of its area of 131 thousand square meters are land area, only one percent is sea. The Greek language is Ellinka and it is a beautiful looking language. Greece borders are Albania, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Re... [ read more ]

European's Longest Coastline-Greece

European’s Longest Coastline-Greece

This place is the main target of Hollywood movie moguls for its stunning beauty. Mountainous yet tranquil and lots of unspoiled islands, Greece really has a lot of island fun to offer. From Corfu to Rhodes to Crete, you can island hop, or you can take a long vacation to explore this historical destination with a lot to discover. In Athens, you can check out the Parthenon, the amazing Temple stadium at Olympia and some wonderful breathtaking amphitheatres such as the one of Epidaurus. Explor... [ read more ]

Greek Cultural Heritage and Islands

Greek Cultural Heritage and Islands

The iconic places that are world famous are in many parts of Greece. In the capital, Athens, you should see the Parthenon and Delphi. This is where the emperors at the ancient times sought prophecies of the oracle in the Greek world. Next place you need to visit is the Bassae and the old city of Rhodes. In Bassae, it is the temple of Apollo while in Rhodes, to see the Colossus of Rhodes. Meteora and Olympia Olympia, the birthplace of our modern Olympic Games and where the Olympic flame sta... [ read more ]

Rhodes Villages & Resorts

Rhodes Villages & Resorts

Hidden in the mountain villages, and far from the cosmopolitan settlements along the shore. Villages of Embonas, Monolithos, Kritinia, Agios Isidoros, Profillia, Psinthos, Laerma, Salako, Mesanagros, Arnitha, Siana and Agia Eleousa have all preserve the native color. Expect to see the Rhodian countryside with churches, old castles and beautiful architectures. The traditional island dishes are best found in small Greek tavernas. Rhodian wine are in old cellers of the mountain villages. Afan... [ read more ]

The Greek Culture

The Greek Culture

The Greek culture has all began in Mycenaean Greece into Classical Greece. Greece was influenced very much by the Roman Empire and Greek Eastern and had evolved over thousands of years, later Greece was occupied and influenced by Ottoman Empire, medieval Latin kingdoms, the Venetian Republic, Genoese Republic, and British Empire has remained on its modern Greek culture. Myceanean Greece It is a cultural period of Bronze Age Greece. It is called Myceanean Greece because of its archaeologica... [ read more ]

A Hallowed Past: Odeon of Herodes Atticus

A Hallowed Past: Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Acceded to the EU in 1983, Greece is famous for its olive oil, coups, beaches and islands. There are many enchanting Byzantine churches especially in Athens for family with children. Honeymooning couples can have romantic slow boat voyages to the rocky isles.  Dating back to 161 AD, Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built 2 years before the Parthenon, by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Aspasia Annia Regilla. Herodes Atticus was a distinguished Greek aristocrat who served as a Roman Senator... [ read more ]

The MUST SEE in Athens Greece

The MUST SEE in Athens Greece

 It is easy to access to the Constitution Square called Syntagma Square and there is an interesting display on this landmark. It is free for tourists to catch a glimpse of the changing of the guards that occurs at every hour. At other times, you can watch how the two soldiers are standing motionless and proud. Of course, you are recommended to attend the Sunday's Ceremonial Changing of the Guard. There will be the Police musical band and it gives a great photo opportunity for photography lo... [ read more ]