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Accommodation Greece
Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide.  Annually it welcomes more than 14 million tourists, a figure that places it in the 15th position on the World Tourism Organisation list of countries with inbound tourism (according to WTO data). Over the past decades Greece has witnessed the development of modern and multiform large or small-scale tourist infrastructures catering to the demands and accommodation requirements of every visitor. Today Greece\'s accommodation potential numbers 670,000 beds, distributed over 352,000 rooms in approximately 8,900 hotel u...
Africa Embassies in Greece
Algeria 14, Vas Kon/nou Ave. 11635 Athens Tel: 0030210 - 7564191-2, 0030210 - 7018681 Cameroon 180, Kifissias Ave. 15451 Athens
America Embassies in Greece
Argentina 59, V. Sophias Ave, 11521 Athens,  Tel: 0030210 - 7224753, 0030210 - 7227568 Bolivia 14, Skouze Str, 1...
Arts and Culture Greece
Civilisation is the sum total of the material and cultural achievements of a group of people. Culture and arts are two concepts that are closely interwoven, as art is the  characteristic expression of the culture of a given period.  Arts such as architecture, sculpture, pottery, weaving, music, jewellery making, and painting have a long-standing tradition in Greece, where civilisations were already established in pre-historic times. Little is known to date about the Palaeolithic period in Greece, but quite a lot about the subsequent Neolithic period (7th  4th millennia B.C. appro...
Asia Embassies in Greece
Armenia 159, Syngrou Ave. 11721 Athens  Tel: 0030210 - 9345727, 0030210 - 9318100 Bangladesh 81, Akti...
Australia Embassies in Greece
Australia 24, A. Tsocha Str. 11521 Athens  Tel: 0030210 - 6450404, 0030210 - 6443633
Churches Monasteries Arts & Culture Greece
The churches , places intended to meet the needs of Christian worship, are a characteristic and inextricable element of the Greek landscape. From the austere, aisleless country chapels to the imposing cross-in-square types, churches are built according to specific architectural forms which were gradually established since the first centuries of Christianity. Their decoration whether painting, mosaic or other - always reflects the Orthodox doctrine, following specific style trends and established iconographic programmes.   Over the centuries, important architects, builders...
Cinema Arts & Culture Greece
The first full-length Greek film was produced in 1914. The country`s major studio (Finos Film) was founded in 1943. The Greek film industry produced films that attracted growing audiences despite strict censorship, civil war unrest, and the acute poverty of the post-war years. The first two films, which attracted international attention, were "Stella" (1955), directed by Michael Kakoyannis and "The ...
Embassies in Athens Greece
Entertainment Greece
Entertainment Greece is famous for its vivid lifestyle. All visitors may have an excellent stay and experience a lot of pleasant activities. Apart from getting to know the culture, the idyllic countryside, the Greek gastronomy, visitors should meet the tingling Greek life style. Nightlife To start with, a lot of theatres, music cafes, trendy shops, music stages, cinemas, bars, night clubs, dancing clubs, funky restaurants, classy meeting points, casinos and after hours are easy to access everywhere in Greece, all year round. ...
Europe Embassies in Greece
Albania 1, Karachristou Str. 11521 Athens Tel: 0030210 - 7234412, 0030210 - 7231972 Austria 26, Alexandras Ave. 10683 A...
Flora & Fauna Environment Greece
Greece is endowed with a variety of flora unrivalled in Europe (some 5,500 species of flora have been identified), being particularly rich in unique plant species. The wild flowers create spectacular views, among them, anemones, gladioli, cyclamens, irises, tulips, lilies and many more. Especially during spring, all hillsides are carpeted with flowers, which seem to sprout even from the rocks. As for the forests, the most extensive ones are found in northern Greece, in the mountains of Thrace, Macedonia and Epirus. Furthermore, the islands in the northern and eastern Aegean and si...
Gastronomy Greece
The unique tastes of Greece guarantee that you are in for many culinary surprises during your stay in the country. Contrary to common belief, you will discover that Greek cuisine is not only moussaka, souvlaki and choriatiki salata, but has a wide variety of dishes that can meet the culinary demands of both meat-eaters and vegetarians in an extremely satisfying way. Things could not be different, anyway, in the country that gave birth to symposiums and t...
Geography Environment Greece
Greece has been divided traditionally into the following geographical regions: The Attica region (Athens metropolitan area)Almost half of the Greek population lives in the Attica basin (3,756,607 persons according to the 2001 census-provisional data). Athens , the capital of the country and its main administrative centre, is built in the Attica region.Ministries, all the higher courts, the head offices of most banks, insurance companies, other businesses and a large part of Greek industry headquarters are concentrated in the capital area. Moreover, Athens attracts vis...
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Greece Greek Mythology Olympian Gods
Although there were many gods, goddesses, lesser gods and so on, there were twelve who were seen as the most powerful. All twelve lived up on Mount Olympus and each had his or her own area of responsibility and dispensed justice and punishment upon the mortals living down helow. As you 'll see though, life wasn’t all ambrosia and nectar for a hardworking god or goddess! ZEUS Father ot all gods and humans and lord of heaven and earth, Zeus actually had a bit of a shaky start to hie! His father. Cronus had a rather odd taste for eating the babie...
Greek Cuisine Gastronomy Greece
What distinguishes traditional Greek cuisine is a combination of the following factors: unique ingredients, the Greek philosophy regarding eating and sharing meals, as well as the country itself and the atmosphere in general. The basic ingredients: Greek cuisine has four secrets: fresh ingredients of good quality, proper use of herbs and spices, the famous Greek olive oil and its basic simplicity. Greek olive oil deserves a special mention. Present in almost all Greek dishes, and in most of them in abundant quantities, it is of excellent quality and very good for health. Then the...
Greek Products Gastronomy Greece
OLIVE OIL Olive oil plays a unique role in Greek dietary habits, being the basis of all recipes of traditional cuisine. Greek olive oil enjoys worldwide distinction for its purity and exceptional taste. You will find it everywhere in glass bottles and cans under the designations virgin and extra virgin olive oil.   HONEY Greek honey is famous over the world for its good quality, aroma and outstanding taste. It owes its wide diversity in taste and aroma to the rich Greek flora which comprises a large number of wild flowers.Ho...
Greek Recipies Gastronomy Greece
STARTERS SALADS SIDE DISHES TZAZIKI Ingredients: 500 grams (1/2 quart) of Greek yoghurt (or natural full, dairy yoghurt) Three garlic cloves 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/2 sliced cucumber Put the yoghurt in a bowl. Put the garlic through a garlic press and using the edge of a knife, spread the garlic coming our of the press on the yoghurt. Take the cucumber and peal the skin. Slice it thinly, either with a knife or using a salad slicer. Mix the ingredients with a mixer (or a fork) and slowly add the oil. T...
Greek Wines Gastronomy Greece
Apart from giving birth to Dionysus, patron god of wine, Greece is the birthplace of the first VQPRD wines in history. They were the wines of the islands of Chios and Thassos, renowned in the entire ancient world. Due to various historic and social reasons, as well as natural disasters, the art of wine-making was neglected from the middle of the nineteenth century until the early sixties. It was then that the ancient traditions of wine-making started being rediscovered and today one can find many excellent Greek wines produced all over the country. When tasting Greek wine, bear in mind t...

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