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1 God’s of Ancient Greece Good Greek culture isn't it

2 Where: South Western Europe Capital: Athens ( And Largest City ) Population: 11,305,118 people Currency: Euro Area: 131, 990 km2 Ethnic Groups: 94% Greek, 4% Albanian, 2% others

3 Map of Greece: Athens (capital) Is the largest Greek city. The Land Mass of Greece is 50,944. Athens!

4 Greek Salad Greek weather is great for growing all different herbs like, Greek salad is a Favourite in Greece. Greek Cuisine Spices, garlic and other herbs such as oregano, basil, mint, and thyme are widely used, as are vegetables such as eggplant and zucchini, and legumes of all types.

5 This is the Traditional Greek Alphabet. All the of the words have names like Etra, Phi, Sigma and lots, lots more!

6 This is a Famous Greek Colosseum! This is the Great Temple of Athens

7 Greek art began in the Cycladic and Minoan prehistorical civilization, and gave birth to Western classical art in the ancient period (further developing this during the Hellenistic Period). It took in influences of Eastern civilizations and the new religion of Orthodox Christianity in the Byzantine era and absorbed Italian and European ideas during the period of Romanticism (with the invigoration of the Greek Revolution), right up until the Modernist and Postmodernist periods.

8 Achilles hero, warrior Evangelia Adam model Aeschylus playwright Aesop author Alexander the Great military commander Heron Alexandrinus mathematician, physicist, engineer Manolis Andronikos archaeologist Jennifer Aniston actress, model (born in USA) John Aniston actor Antisthenes philosopher Archimedes mathematician, engineer Aristophanes author Aristotle philosopher and mathematician Tommy Lee Bass rock musician Bias philosopher Bulgari family renowned jewelers

9 Climate The climate in Greece is typical of the central Mediterranean area; summers are warm and dry with plenty of sunshine, while the winter months remain mild, with some rain. January and February are the coldest months with low temperatures ranging near 40 degrees. The winters are milder in the southern islands, with infrequent rains. In the upper elevations of the north, freezing temperatures are somewhat common. July and August are the warmest months in Greece, with average high temperatures right at 88 degrees.

10 The Greek Islands are a collection of over 6,000 islands and islets that belong to Greece. Only 227 of the islands are inhabited, and only 78 of those have more than 100 inhabitants. The largest Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. The second largest island is Euboea, which is separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait, and is administered as part of the central Greece periphery. After the third and fourth largest Greek Islands, Lesbos and Rhodes, the rest of the islands are two-thirds of the area of Rhodes, or smaller.

11 Religious tourism is not a new idea, something thought up recently. It is the oldest, the most important form of “tourism” in the history of Mankind. Every society has produced members whose quest was to commune with the divine. Religious travel has its roots in the pilgrimages of a bygone age. Since antiquity the desire to embark on a journey for religious purposes has inspired Greeks and non-Greeks to make their way to religious sites throughout Greece. From the earliest times it has been a custom of the Greek people to express their religious sentiments, their deep faith and their reverence for God, a key characteristic of the Orthodox faith for 2000 years.

12 Oh I am so sad I want to view it again!

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