THE TWO IDENTICAL STATUES IN DELPHI

At the archaeological museum located in Delphi after excavations that took place at the end of the 19th century by the French school of Athens, 2 similar statues were discovered. At the base of one of the two statues, there was an inscription revealing the name of the sculptor, Polimides and their birthplace which was the city of Argos.

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CYCLING HOLIDAYS IN PELOPONNESE

In recent years a new form of alternative tourism has been developed in Greece. Special paths have been created in Greece, especially for mountain biking. Travellers with a sporting or exploratory spirit will have the chance to admire idyllic landscapes while doing their favorite sport. In Peloponnese, there are interesting routes in many areas around Tripoli such as Nafplion, Sparta and the coastal side of Messinia.

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THE ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES

The first recorded Olympic Games took place in Olympia in 776 B.C although it’s certain that they existed earlier. The Games at this time were local and the Greeks were competing in foot race only. During the Olympics, the athletes were competing in pentathlon, wrestling, horse races and pankration. The sports lasted 5 days and were divided in two categories, light and heavy.

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WHY DO WE CELEBRATE MAY DAY?

The first day of May is a public holiday known as May Day or International Worker’s Day. Two events led to the establishment of this holiday: the rebellion of the workers and the celebration of the flowers. Nowadays, the world celebrates it with peaceful demonstrations and marches that promoting the achievements of working class over time.

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EASTER IN GREECE

Easter is the most holy festival for Christians all over the world. The Holy Week before Easter refers to Sufferings of Jesus Christ that led to his Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

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VISIT ST. FOTINI OF MANTINEIA

The temple of St. Fotini is located directly across the archaeological site of Mantinea and only 12 km. from Tripoli. Arcadia is the place where “life” was born, where most of the 12 Gods were born and where the myth of the phrase “et in Arcadia ego” was created.

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THE ORIGIN OF THE WINE: DIONYSUS

Many farmers in Greece continue the same ancient technic to produce wine in the most pure way. The climatic conditions and the soil allow to vine to spread in our country.The ancient Greeks cultivated vineyards and wine had a prominent position in their table. They preferred to drink it watered down in order to not get drunk and just have fun.

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TELLOS AGRAS

One of the heroes of the Macedonian Struggle was Tellos Agras. His real name was Sarantos Agapinos and he was born in Gargalianoi, Messinia in February 17, 1880. Until the age of 15, he stayed in Nafplio but after his father’s death, he moved with his mother and his brothers to Athens.

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT PELOPONNESE

Kalymnos is known for its sponge diving since antiquity. The divers would use a heavy flat stone named “Skandalopetra” which helped them reach the seabed faster. They had no equipment which would help them breathe underwater so the time they spent to dive and the time they spent to surface were of extreme importance. Their moves had to be quick as they sometimes had to descend 30 meters below the sea to find and cut as many sponges as possible but they could only hold their breathe for a limited time from 3 to 5 minutes maximum.

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KALYMNOS AND ITS FEARLESS SPONGE DIVERS

Kalymnos is known for its sponge diving since antiquity. The divers would use a heavy flat stone named “Skandalopetra” which helped them reach the seabed faster. They had no equipment which would help them breathe underwater so the time they spent to dive and the time they spent to surface were of extreme importance. Their moves had to be quick as they sometimes had to descend 30 meters below the sea to find and cut as many sponges as possible but they could only hold their breathe for a limited time from 3 to 5 minutes maximum.

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HOW TO STAY COOL IN SUMMER

Even though summer is usually the time for rest, recreation and relaxation, there are some things that can be dangerous for your health. You should certainly avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight as it can cause you dehydration or a heat-related illness. During extended periods of time in direct sunlight your body works overtime to keep your temperature stable so as to keep you cool.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS

As you know, in order to produce energy so as our appliances and gadgets like laptops, mobile phones, televisions and vehicles like our cars or scooters can function, we use materials such as oil, coal or even wood. The burning of these materials emits greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide which trap and hold heat inside the atmosphere and allow less heat to escape back to space, resulting in the greenhouse effect, global warming and ultimately climate change. Studies have shown that the climate has changed significantly over the last years and it will continue changing in the future.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF REFORESTATION

There are times where trees are cut off irresponsibly, or entire forests burned to the ground. So what happens next?! There is oxygen reduction, the danger of floods increases and the overall risk of our health maximizes. So what can we do to change this situation?! The solution is reforestation.

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Summer in Greece

The warm sun and the blue majestic sky and sea combine to create the summer paradise named Greece. This particular weather gives you the chance to decide which activity to do as there are a large number of fascinating activities to choose from.

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