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Traces of a centuries-old and important history is etched in every corner of Greek land: findings from the Prehistoric and Archaic Periods, unique works from Classical, Hellenistic, Medieval and Byzantine monuments, creations from folk art cultures, traces from the passing eons of other civilizations and different religions, that coexist with current creations, constructions and modern works of art.

Greece is a true paradise for cultural tourism, a large journey into history and art. Educational excursions, theatrical productions, festivals, pilgrimages, visits to archaeological sites, monuments and museums, excursions to study the natural environment, folk art and culture – these are just a few of the many things that Greece has to offer in the cultural tourism sector.

Whoever really wants to understand Greece, its history and its people, he will find an unrivalled cultural experience through traveling into the area and chronological period of Greek culture.

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An arty walk among the urban sculptures in Athens

While walking down the streets, avenues and parks of Athens you’ll be passing by some amazing sculptures that will make your stroll all the more beautiful. They sometimes look upon us from up high,...

THESSALONIKI
Thessaloniki of the Arts

This unique megalopolis is itself a large, living exhibit. Its vast history, countless monuments and imperial appearance make it an ever-developing work of art. Simply strolling through beautiful...

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Andritsaina Public Library

"A grand and most worthy library" A flagship library, among those we owe to the zeal and patriotism of the scholars of the diaspora. The story began in 1838, when Konstantinos Agathofron...
Archaeological Sites and Museums operating on extended hours

From April 1st to October 31st 2014, 33 Greek museums and archaeological sites will be open seven days a week from 08:00 until 20:00, as follows:    1. Acropolis of Athens, Theatre of...
In the times of the Olive

In ancient Greece, during the first Olympic Games, an apple was given to the winners as a prize. After the sixth Olympic Games however, the prize became a wreath, made from the branches of an olive...
Learn Greek language

“It’s all Greek to me”. Really? Cultural and Educational Foundations offering Greek courses will help you out. Greek is considered a rather difficult language. That explains the expression...
Love and Strife

Ionian Music (Kefalonia, Corfu, Zakynthos) Scents of jasmine on Zakynthos, of iris on Corfu, of night-flower on...
Symposium

An Ancient Greek Banquet The daily diet of ancient Greeks consisted of a simple light breakfast, a quick midday lunch and a rich after sunset dinner. Moreover, there was also a meal known as...
The oracle shrine at Dodona

The oracle shrine (christirion) at Dodona was located in the northwestern part of Greece, in Epirus, south-west of Ioannina. Placed in the narrow valley east of the foothills of Mt Tomaros, 600...
The oracle shrine of Delphi

Of the Oak and the Boulder Divination was considered as one of the most important kinds of art (technai—arts, skills, crafts) among the ancient Greeks, second only to medicine, given along with...
The wonderful play of light on volumes makes architecture.

The wonderful play of light on volumes makes architecture. Le Corbusier, Swiss architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter Architecture is primarily the Art of using light. In Greece,...
Tribute to Theo Angelopoulos

The elegy of the clouds His first feature film “Reconstruction” (1970) swept the board at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. That marked the onset of a series of poetic and historical films, such as...
Underwater Archaeology

The emergence of Ηistory… Since ancient times the inhabitants of this land have depended on the sea for transportation, communications, and commerce. Not surprisingly, for centuries, sea transport...

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