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Glossopolis. Linguistic Tourism – Speak Greek and Get Discounts

Learn Greek, support local businesses, AND save money as a reward for your efforts! Glossopolis is a travel e-learning platform providing Greek language courses for visitors to Athens who wish to enhance their stay by speaking the language of the locals with the locals. What better way to learn? When you sign in to the […]

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Athens Classic Marathon

The Athens Classic Marathon is an annual marathon road race held in Athens, Greece, normally in early November. The race attracted around 30,000 competitors in 2013, including the concurrent 5 and 10 kilometres road races and the racewalking contest. A messenger in Ancient Greece, ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to announce the […]

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Ancient Greece revived in Chile’s metro station

Chile’s capital city has a wealth of galleries and museums highlighting the country’s rich cultural and historical traditions. But for those seeking a more unusual cultural experience, it’s best to head underground. For some years now, the Santiago Metro has been displaying public artwork at its subway stations through a program called MetroArte. Scattered throughout […]

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Rhodes

Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος) is an island in Greece, located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, with a populatio. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old […]

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Patmos

Patmos (Greek, Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. Patmos is mentioned in the Bible Book of Revelation. The book’s introduction states that its author, John, was on Patmos when he was given (and recorded) a vision from Jesus. Early Christian tradition identified […]

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Kos

Kos or Cos (Greek: Κως) is a Greek island of the group of the Dodecanese. Name The name Kos (Greek: Κῶς) is first attested in the Iliad, and has been in continuous use since. Other ancient names include Meropis, Cea, and Nymphaea. History In Homer’s Iliad, a contingent from Kos fought for the Greeks in […]

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Astypalaia

Astypalaia (Greek: Αστυπάλαια). Astypalaia is part of the Kalymnos regional unit. History In Greek mythology, Astypalaia was a woman abducted by Poseidon in the form of a winged fish-tailed leopard. The island was colonized by Megara or possibly Epidaurus, and its governing system and buildings are known from numerous inscriptions. Pliny the Elder records that […]

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Tinos

Tinos (Greek: Τήνος) is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. It is located in the Cyclades archipelago. In antiquity, Tinos was also known as Ophiussa (from ophis, Greek for snake) and Hydroessa (from hydor, Greek for water). Tinos is famous amongst Greeks for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, its 80 or so windmills, […]

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Syros

Syros (Greek: Σύρος), or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Vari (el). Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even […]

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Sifnos

Sifnos (Greek: Σίφνος) is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece. The main town, near the center, known as Apollonia, is home of the island’s folklore museum and library. The town’s name is thought to come from an ancient temple of Apollo on the site of the church of Panayia Yeraniofora. History […]

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