Yeia Sou! For more than 6000 years, Greece has been the celebrated birthplace for the legacy of Western civilization. Ancient Greece is thought to be the origin of democracy. Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, mathematics, drama and much more. From Greece's heart and capital, Athens, to the rugged islands of Patmos, Crete and Santorini and the vibrant modernity of Mykonos, you can see every aspect of the intriguing history and beauty of Greece. There is no better way to get the most out of your Greek adventure than learning to speak a bit of the language.
Did you know that Greece has approximately 1400 islands, but a favourite with the tourists is Greece's largest island Crete. Here you will be drawn to Heraklion to enjoy that classic Greek architecture, hospitality and great food along rustic harbours and busy beaches. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization - the oldest known inhabitants of Greece - so of course, there are plenty of ancient relics to see here.
Have a try - in Greece, Carnival is called "Apokries", it consists of two weeks of feast, beginning from the Sunday of Meat Fare and ends with the start of Lent, called "Clean Monday" (Kathari Deftera). Everyone is costumed and partied in the streets and bars, throwing coloured confetti to each other. the most famous Carnival Parade takes place in the city of Patra where everybody dances and drinks all night and day. This custom is believed to come from the old festivities worshiping Dionysus, the god of wine and feast.
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Travelling is an exciting opportunity which can be enhanced by learning the language before you go. This blog contains some interesting articles about language and travel.