History of Greece

Upravené: sobota, 22. október 2011


Greece is a country well known all over the world for its glorious history. Democracy was born in Greece and the Ancient Greek civilization is a stepping stone for the modern western civilization. 







 The Greek philosophy and Philosophers effected the western civilisation.In Greece were born some of the Greatest  philosophers of all times like 

Socrates                  Plato                    Aristotle                 etc.






Drama and theatre was born here where Great writerslike Euripides, Aristophanes, Sophocles and Aeschylus wrote immortal plays likeElectra, Iphigenia, Oedipus, Medea.

During its History Greece had glorious times, during the Golden Age of Pericles of Athens .   






The ancient Greek monuments like Parthenon have effected dramatically the Architecture of the western world and many famous contemporary buildings have been build according this architectural style .     





The greatest times in Greek history were during theHellenistic times of Great Alexander, the Macedon and during the Byzantine times when the Byzantine empire lived almost 1000 years the longest lived empireever.




The geographic location between the continents of Europe Asia and Africa was a reason that made the Greeks to travel and make colonies in many areas in the Mediterranean and along the coasts of the Black Sea, exchanging ideas and knowledge with other ancient nations like the Egyptians the Phoenicians the Persians and nations around the Mediterranean.
Many of the Ancient Greek myths has to do with theGreek colonisation and the explore of foreign places bythe Ancient Greeks like the journey of Jason and the Argonauts, that started from Volos.


Greece todayis a modern western European country and member of the European Union. Greece is one of the most beloved holiday destination for many millions of tourists that travel to Greece every year. 


The mountains, the islands and the cities of Greece have everything to offer to the visitor, history, mythology, sights tovisit, nature and more.


It is built at the foot of Mount Pilio (the land of the Centaurs). With a population of around 200,000, it is an important industrial centre. Its port provides a bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Volosis the third of Greece's major commercial ports


Remarkably large proportion of modern buildings was erected in the wake of the catastrophic earth quakes of 1955. The most important industries are manufacturing, trade, services and tourism. University of Thessaly inVolos is one of the most important in the country. There is a wide rangeof facilities for the organization of conferences, exhibitions and major cultural and scientific events, such as The Olympic Games in 2004.