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Greece
 
When you visit Greece try to see the capital Athens, the Peloponessos area, and two or three islands. Greece is perhaps one of the  countries with the oldest history in Europe. Antiquity of Greece dates back to 3000 BC. We all know about  Athens and Sparta, their evolution which was the highest point of the Greek civilisation. Athens comes of the name from the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. The main landmark of Athens is the Acropolis. 

 

   Greece is a comfortable place to get around due to a huge system of local transport consisting of ferries, air travel, buses and trains for travelling between towns and more local transport choices within a town or an island. You can travel to almost any location by public transport. Taking a ferry might also be the only way to get to some islands. A number of islands have airports.  From the 16 international airports of Greece only Athens and Thessaloniki receive regular flights from abroad. But buses, cars, ferries and planes are not the only ways of getting around. Donkeys (WOW!!) are used on several islands for rides but mostly to take visitors around. In Santorini for occasion you can climb up to the city from the harbor either on a donkey, or a cable cart. On several small islands the locals still use donkeys for transportation since they are very capable on steep narrow streets.


    Greek cuisine is a mixture of foreign influences and home-grown traditions.Greeks love their food as much as anyone. 

It is popular through the world for its good quality products and the amazing taste of its food.Contrary to common belief, you will discover that Greek cuisine has a wide diversity of dishes that can meet the demands of both meat-eaters and vegetarians. Nevertheless, there are restaurants and tavernas all over the country that offer dishes and tastes from all over the world.

    A Greek festival is a tradition of culture and entertainment where you will taste the Greek food, Greek music, Greek culture, Greek dancing and great family fun. A Greek Festival is an event that you should not miss! And do not worry, even if you can't dance syrtaki or hasapiko you will still feel at home!

   Greek dances are mostly performed in groups that hold each other by hands or by the shoulders, so it is not difficult to follow even if you don't know what you are doing; the others in the group will lead you. It is also common at Greek festivals to find merchants whose job is to go to Greek festivals and sell Greek artifacts that are imported from Greece, such as souvenirs, jewellery, pottery, little statues, posters, pictures, music, etc.

Greece has several festivals that have been known from the ancient time. Today, the Festivals in Greece have a religious core and are in agreement with the Orthodox calendar. The Orthodox calendar is similar to the Catholic calendar except  Easter. Greek Festivals are usually organized by the local communities of Greek Orthodox Churches.

 The climate in Greece is characteristic of the Mediterranean climate: mild and rainy winters, relatively warm and dry summers and, generally, extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year. The year can be approximately subdivided into two main seasons: The cold and rainy period lasting from mid-October until the end of March, and the warm and dry season lasting from April until September. So it's high time to buy tickets and visit this wonderful country!!!

                       
            

                                         written by Vasilina Mernaya

 


Category: ISSUE #3 | Added by: Guzeliya (12-May-2011) | Author: Vasilina Mernaya
Views: 2485 | Comments: 6 | Tags: Mediterranean climate, Acropolis, Greece, Greek festivals, Greek cuisine | Rating: 4.8/6
Total comments: 3
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It's pity that here is no photo of dancing men, they have so nice traditional dances!
I like this sunny country :) I heard many Europeans spend their Honey Moon there.

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I'd like to visit Greece. I know that their cuisine is really tasty.

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My mother's friend was livig there about two years, when she returned, the first thing she said was "They are care about the environment very-very much!"
I still remember it!

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