interesting facts about ancient greece you should know

interesting facts about ancient greece you should know

With good weather , many islands and an abundance of picturesque coastline makes Greece became the destination of thousands of tourists from all over the world . There are one of the largest Christian church and one of the areas best resorts in Europe – all this is typical of the Greek nation , making Greece became an attractive destination attracting tourists from around the world .

interesting facts about ancient greece

The main center of tourism in the country is Athens , one of the oldest cities in the world . Athens has 250 museums , galleries and modern temples . Acropolis – an architectural history so large and complex , with many historical monuments and myths, are regarded as a symbol of Athens , and the pride of the people of Athens .

“The navel of the earth” , the ancient city – Delphi , located at the foot of Mount Parnassus – the pearl of the historical heritage in Greece . The ancient Greeks said that Delphi was the center of the world .In legend , Zeus sent two eagles from around the world fly around the world , we flew to Delphi and met here , because here it is assumed that the center of the world . Delphi is described on ancient maps and determined this is the ” navel of the earth . ”

interesting facts about ancient greece you should know

interesting facts about ancient greece you should know

Delphi has  Apollo temple  , there is the legendary prophet of Delphi , and the famous Castalian stream , which according to legend it can heal and rejuvenate . Here you can also hear the natural phenomenon ” of Delphi echo ” – it just whispers emanating around , and gradually became louder and louder , until it reaches the level of greatest sound .

Thessaly is considered the residence of the ancient gods and the convergence of heaven and earth . Mount Olympus – highest mountain in Greece and the second highest in Europe .

In Thessaly there is a unique relic of the Middle Ages – it is a complex of Meteora monasteries . Meteora – one of the largest monasteries in Greece , known for its unique location on the cliff top . Meteor ( in Greek ) means ” floating in the air . ”

Meteora monasteries

Meteora monasteries – is one of the wonders of the artificial world .

On the island of Crete could probably go to the maze – the fabled palace associated with the legend of the Minotaur , Ariadne , Theseus and King Minos . And also can visit the cave of Zeus , the Greeks believed that the gods of Mount Olympus were born there .

Also on the island of Rhodes , along with the ancient landscapes – a symbol of the island – is the statue of the Colossus of Rhodes column – one of the wonders of the world , the Palace of the Grand Masters , the stadium on the hill of Monte Smith , which usually takes place the Olympic Games , is home to the valley of the butterflies . In the valley of millions of butterflies fly here during the breeding season .

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Monuments of the ancient Greeks in Turkey

Monuments of the ancient Greeks in Turkey .

The country is Troy culture and long history . Upon arriving here , visitors will not be out before the surprise of thousands of years old from the time of ancient Greece are still present next to modern buildings .
ancient Greeks in Turkey

Trojan – Canakkale

Those who love the legend of Greek mythology are not unaware of the drama revolves around famous Trojan War . The horse into Troy as a symbol of wisdom in battle has attracted millions of tourists each year visit Canakkale . According to the ancient Greek historian , a Trojan is formed from the twelfth century BC . The historian has a different interpretation of the Trojan War that the prosperity and wealth which is the source of conflicts and disputes . At that time , the city of Troy is located right next to a sea port with lots of passing ships . Trade sales make up the rich lands of Troy and more solidly built with a certain round .

Today, when tourists visit the ancient ruins of Troy , will be witnessed solid 9 rounds , though has gone through the events of history , and the anecdotal stories of people with excitement as had happened yesterday. Two Trojan horse , a horse at the ancient ruins of the Trojan horse and a new Hollywood film crew donated this land will be rewarding for those who love and want to admire the unique symbol .

City of Ephesus – Kusadasi

The fluctuations in the Earth’s geological make receding sea , plus the damage to the Trojan War began to wane . Seaport Kusadasi began to emerge as a convenient trade . As a result, the city of Ephesus was built gradually and become more prosperous in the first century BC . Ephesus is a symbol not only of the time of the economic , but also a center of culture, religion and education . The remaining works typical of today include : Atermis temple , one of the seven wonders of the ancient world , ancient Celsus Library with a collection of thousands of books everywhere reserved for the nobility ; Maria’s house , where historians believe is where Mary lived her last days … but only restored 15% of documented fact , but what remains the world do not from impressed by the grandeur , prosperity ruled the empire from time immemorial have built for this land .

City Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Hierapolis was built right next to the ” Cotton Castle ” also known as ” Cotton Castle ” Pamukkale province . Pamukkale is famous for hot spring formed ” terraces ” limestone by the accumulation of minerals and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Besides , this is the only place on earth you can see snow at 40 degrees C. ” Natural Pearl ” Cotton Castle at Pamukkale ever set foot Cleopatra and soak in the mineral-rich hot springs source because it is very good for health and medical uses .