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1 Greece from satellite

2 The Acropolis and the Parthenon

3 The Parthenon was a temple dedicated to goddess Athena, the protector of Athens.

4 Once upon a time there were 7 sisters (Karuatides) who held a temple. Then Lord Elgin stole one of them and since then Karuatides have been crying and waiting for their sister.

5 The 12 gods of Olympus

6 This is the Tomb of Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae. People used to burn the dead bodies and put their dust in these boxes. They also used to make a mould-looking mask of the dead person’s face

7 The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, even if some people don’t believe that he existed

8 Greek Fauna

9 Sea life

10 Delicious traditional Greek food!! (Yummy, Yummy :-P)

11 Greece has a lot of beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. A lot of people earn a living from tourism.

12 People on islands used to build their houses inside rocks or colour them white to protect themselves from heat and wind...

13 Greek Waterfalls, a miracle of nature

14 Isthmus of Corinth (The Corinth Canal)

15 Meteora are high rocks with monasteries on top of them A stone bridge

16 The cave of Diros with stalactites and stalagmites

17 Pericles set the basis for democracy

18 The Olympic games originated in Greece. When they were held, wars stopped. Only men were allowed to take part in the Games.

19 Ancient Greeks liked the theatre and there were some famous playwrights like Aristophanes. Only men played in theatres wearing masks. Also there was a group of people playing the part of ordinary people called ‘choros’. The most popular ancient theatre was in Epidaurus.

20 Alexander The Great was a brave general and king, who conquered Asia. He made the Greek culture known to many places in Europe, Asia and Africa

21 Constantinople used to be the capital city of the Byzantine Empire. The orthodox church of Aghia Sophia: an outstanding monument

22 These are the heroes of the Greek Revolution of 1821 Mado Mavrogenous Lascarina BouboulinaTheodore Kolokotronis Rigas FereosAthanasios Diakos

23 The Greek Revolution of 1821. Skoufas, Xanthos and Tsakalof founded the ‘Society of Friends’. People fled to mountains and stole food from peasants. Finally with God’s help, after bloody fights, they gained their freedom ending the Turkish. occupation.

24 The Second World War had devastating consequences for Greek people but it also showed their bravery

25 This is the old Parliament, which is now used as a museum. And this is the new Parliament, where big political decisions are taken.

26 And this is the flag of Greece Created by: Olga Avlonitou, Emily Almeta, Alex Alexandris

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