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List by b_kenobi posted over a year ago
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- link - a guide to Greek beaches
All the beaches of Greece on a website!

- link - a guide to Greece
Every piece of information you seek for your destination is inside the Book of Earth!

- link - a guide to Crete
The Island of Crete & its genuinely friendly people, wish you a wonderful stay. Live the essence of the Island from dawn till dusk and discover... Your Crete!
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List by deedragongirl posted over a year ago
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Nice Scenery, what city is this?
Hi everyone, my name is Dee and I come from Malaysia, I have been reading a lot about Greece and when I think of this beautiful country, I think of the Olympics and famous mythology. So here are my reasons why I love to go to Greece.

1. Greek Mythology

I started to know more about Greek Mythology after watching the 1997 Disney animated feature, Hercules. I am still fascinated about his life and in fact his Greek name is actually Heracles whereas Hercules is his Roman name!
That was when I started to watch the live action TV series with Kevin Sorbo in it and it was different than it's animated counterpart. But overall, I love all of the Greek mythology as it fascinates me.

2. The Spirits of the Olympic

Yes, Olympia is the ancestral home of the Olympic Games. Since this year is the Olympics, are you going to be rooting for your country in Rio?
Although the ancient stadium is now in ruins, it attracts tourism internationally.
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News by MisterH posted over a year ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p3KlrfjcjV4

THIS IS VERY URGENT AND NOT A JOKE! ALSO DON'T GOOF OFF!!!!

I really mean it! What would you be able to do if SOPA/TPP censors the internet? What would you be able to do if writing fanfics and drawing fanarts become illegal? What would you do if it's illegal to do a cover of your favorite song on YouTube? What would you do if downloading things from the internet (music, movies, TV episodes, etc) became illegal? What would you do if SOPA/TPP wins the war and takes away internet freedom? Net Neutrality is already dead so far, we can't risk the freedom of internet from getting killed by SOPA/TPP!


SOPA may have been stopped, but large companies with many copyrights are trying to re-institute portions of it under other names and policies. This attempt to limit protected speech in the name of copyright is unacceptable, and must be resisted.
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News by rosemina posted over a year ago
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CNN channel ranked the nine best Greek islands based on the most unique advantage of each one of them. CNN offered to the audience a variety of information and photos of the islands and urged people visit them.

The winners according to CNN are:

Santorini for most beautiful landscape


Mykonos for best nightlife


Naxos as the most traditional destination


Paros for best watersports


Milos for best beaches


Ikaria as the ideal destination for nature lovers


Koufonisia islands for those who seek seclusion and tranquility


Folegandros as the most romantic destination


Crete for tastiest food
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Guide by rosemina posted over a year ago
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A truth about Greece is that if you decide to travel there, you 'll have a hard time choosing where to go. The big deal about Greece is not her islands or ancient statues, but a huge diversity which combines all of these and many more in a small country. So I'll list all the regions in Greece with a little information for tourists :)


Greek Mainland
Greek mainland consists of these regions: Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Central Greece and Peloponnese.

1. Thrace is an ideal place for agrotourism. There are many fields, rivers, valleys and forests there. Also Xanthi City is famous for its Carnival.
2. Macedonia lies in the northern part of the country, so it's a great place to visit in the winter. Snow, mountains, the dreamy Valia Calda, wildlife, cities on hills and near beautiful lakes. Also it's a place for history lovers because the whole region is full of ancient cities and theaters and of course the royal tombs, including Philip's, father of Alexander the Great. In Macedonia there is the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki, famous for its romantic atmosphere and a great number of medieval and byzantine...
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Opinion by marthatsal posted over a year ago
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Ok, here is the link for this article.
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It was written by a frence journalist and i thought i should share it with you. The article is in Greek and English.


Greece and the Greeks suffer in silence.
For four years, Greece is pointed, the Greeks are insulted, the country is banned, it is the plague of Europe.
Because Greece is a Mediterranean country. If Greece took place at the north of Germany, between Sweden and Finland, it would find every excuse. Protestant country where the sun shines a few hours a year, a people crushed by the cold and the too long night, then one would find in Greece all the excuses and would seek another guiltyt. When Iceland refuses to pay the debt, they say nothing.

They do not accuse Iceland and don’t support it. Nothing.Protestant is fine, because it's clean and it makes no noise. Preferably one is blond and when they talk they remain unmoved. One don’t move hands or head. And They go to sauna.
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Opinion by kanelos posted over a year ago
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September 13, 2011 2:12am EST
By Dimitri Kanellopoulos, BuyActive.com
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NEW YORK (BuyActive) - Many speculators have bet millions on Greece's default, a situation that could possibly lead the country and Europe into chaos. All these fears have succeeded in decreasing shares of BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, and Credit Agricole by more than 10 percent.

Apart from those investors who have taken a bet against Greek bonds, I don't think anybody wants to see Greece default. I believe these investors are wrong and they will end up losing. Greece should ignore these bets and have confidence in the final victory. Greece never dies.

Neither Greece, nor Germany or the European Central bank want to see a default. Such an event would also have catastrophic effects for the other debt-ridden countries like Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy.

The government of Greece has already put deep cutbacks in place but needs some time for these measures to be effective. On Sunday, Greece took more aggressive measures to ease fears that it is on the verge of default or...
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Opinion by Emmanouela96 posted over a year ago
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- Because we are 2004 European Champions in football.

- Because we buy whole watermelons and not in slices.

- Because we buy whole lambs and not in pieces.

- Because nights in Greece finish in the morning.

- Because we take our coffee slowly, while smoking and not in "shots".

- Because flirting is our national hobby.

- Because sex is our national sport.

- Because we always moan about the public sector and everyone seeks to get a job in it.

- Because we are not puritans.

- Because we are not racists.

- Because we go out almost every night even if we are penniless.

- Because we know how to spend better that we know how to save.

- Because we never visit others empty handed.

- Because there is no way to explain to foreigners what is "kapsoura" (burning desire for someone).

- Because in Greece family is still something valuable.
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Opinion by Emmanouela96 posted over a year ago
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You know you're Greek when...


You have had eaten loukoumades.

You can distinguish between kefalotiri and kefalograviera.

You can spell kefalograviera.

You make frappe before leaving home, when getting to the office, after lunch, when having guests, before the guests leave, after the guests leave and before going to bed.

You call an older person you've never met before "Thio" or "Thia".

You hide everything from your parents, but they still think they know everything about you, and make you believe that they actually do.

When you arrive home from a foreign country you find 20 people waiting for you at the airport.

You always curse at Greeks and then when you travel to Europe or the States you only make Greek friends.

Your relatives alone could populate a small city.

Everyone is a family friend.

You fight over who pays the dinner bill.
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Opinion by kanelos posted over a year ago
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January 31, 2010 1:04am EST
By Dimitri Kanellopoulos, BuyActive.com

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Greece has great potential
DAVOS, Switzerland (BuyActive) - The problems faced by the Greek economy are not as catastrophic as the world may think. Greece has not asked for help from anybody and I believe they can take care of their problems by themselves.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Greece's Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou also believes that "Greece will do whatever it takes to bring the deficit down" through cuts in spending and increased revenue.

Although the present deficit of 12.7 percent of the GDP is rather high, the Greek governement has launched a plan whereby this will be reduced to 9.1% by the end of this year and by 2012 they will have reduced their debt to 3 percent. Everybody believes it will be difficult for Greece to reach this goal, but I am confident Greece will achieve it.
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Article by Jill_17 posted over a year ago
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History

Cities and towns of ancient Greece.
Prehistoric and Bronze Age civilization
Main articles: Helladic period and Mycenaean Greece
The tribes which became the Greeks are believed to have migrated southward into the Balkan peninsula in several waves beginning in the Middle Bronze Age (roughly 2000 BC).[1] The Proto-Greek language dates to the period just preceding these migrations, either to the late 3rd millennium BC, or to the 17th century BC at the latest. The Bronze Age civilization of the proto-Greeks is generally referred to as Helladic and preceded what is known as "ancient Greece".

The so-called Mycenaean civilization culminated in this period, which features in the famous epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. For reasons which are unknown, this culture collapsed spectacularly around 1150 BC, with cities being sacked and a massive depopulation. This Bronze Age collapse approximately coincides with the apparent arrival of the last group of proto-Greeks into Greece proper, the Dorians. The two events have traditionally been causally linked, but this is by no means certain. With the Bronze Age collapse, Greece entered into...
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Article by Jill_17 posted over a year ago
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The Greek historian Herodotus mentions the city as Siris (Σίρις) in the 5th century BC. Theopompus refers to the city as Sirra (Σίρρα) and later, by the Roman historian Livy, it is mentioned as Sirae, in the plural. Since then the name of the city remains in plural and by the 5th century AD it was already in the conteporary form as Serrae (Σέρραι). It is known as Ser in both Macedonian Slavic and Serbian while in Bulgarian it is known as Syar (Сяр) or Ser (Сер), and before 1945 it was also known as Сѣръ. The Katharevousa form for the name of the city was Sérrai (Σέῤῥαι). . She was also known as Serez or Siroz in Turkish according to Ottoman archive of Turkish Prime Ministry. Present Turkish name of her is Serez and derived from "Serrae", which was Serres' former name.

Serres became the site of a major fortress built by the Byzantine Empire to guard the empire's northern frontier and the strategic Rupel Pass into Bulgaria. It was seized by the Bulgarians in the 10th century. In 1196 in the battle of Serres the Byzantines were defeated by the Bulgarian Emperor Ivan Asen I. Nine years later in 1205 the Bulgarian Emperor Kaloyan defeated...
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Review by smanton24 posted over a year ago
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Η Fnac, έχοντας πάντα ως στόχο την ανάδειξη νέων, εναλλακτικών μορφών καλλιτεχνικής έκφρασης, στηρίζει έμπρακτα την εγχώρια κινηματογραφική δημιουργία και προσφέρει στο ευρύ κοινό την νέα ματιά των Ελλήνων σκηνοθετών που ξεχώρισαν στο 31ο Φεστιβάλ Ελληνικών Ταινιών Μικρού Μήκους Δράμας.

Συγκεκριμένα, σε συνεργασία με το Φεστιβάλ Δράμας, εκδίδει σε ένα DVD όλες τις βραβευμένες ταινίες του ελληνικού διαγωνιστικού τμήματος του 2008. Εκτός από τις ταινίες το DVD περιλαμβάνει υπότιτλους στα ελληνικά και στα αγγλικά, βιογραφικά σκηνοθετών, φωτογραφίες και περιλήψεις ταινιών. Το DVD θα διατίθεται από τις αρχές Νοεμβρίου αποκλειστικά από τα καταστήματα...
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