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SECOND PART Imagery and text : compiled from several Net sites Conception and format : Delza Dias Ferreira email@example.comRevision and English version : Flavio Musa de Freitas Guimarães Musics : Melina Merkouri - Ta paidia tou Pirea Mikis Theodorakis – “Syrtaki” http://culturesandart.blogspot.com
Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country whose mainland and most of its islands are in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. Ancient Greece is often referred to as "the cradle of Western civilization”. The first known Greek civilizations dates from 3000 B. C. Administratively, Greece consists of 13 peripheries subdivided into a total of 54 prefectures. There is also one autonomous area, Mount Athos (Agio Oros, "Holy Mountain"), in Macedonia Periphery. 1. Attica 2. Central Greece – Continental 3. Central Macedonia 4. Crete 5. East Macedonia and Thrace 6. Epirus 7. Ionean Islands 8. North Aegean 9. Peloponese Column 450-330 B. C. 10. South Aegeanphoto by Aimilios Petrou 11. Thessaly 12. West Greece 13. West Macedonia
Greece – 3 Central Macedonia Thessaloniki - The Arch of Galerius
Greece – 3 Central MacedoniaThessaloniki - Aristotelous Square. Thessaloniki is Greeces second largest city and a major economic, industrial, commercial and cultural center.
Greece – 3 Central Macedonia Thessaloniki - Iktinou street in the center
Greece – 3 Central Macedonia Thessaloniki - a magical city
Greece – 3 Central MacedoniaThessaloniki - Aristotelous Square with Olympion Theatre on the left.
Greece – 3 Central Macedonia Thessaloniki - The seafront Nikis Avenue
Greece – 3 Central Macedonia Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki City Walls
Greece – 3 Central Macedonia Thessaloniki - Music Hall
Greece – 3 Central MacedoniaPart of Thessalonikis old market (Modiano-Kapani)
Greece – 4 Crete Heraklion or Iraklion
Greece – 4 Crete. Agios Nikolaos at sunset
Greece – 4 CreteVergina - A diadem from 4th century BC discovered in one of the Macedonian royal tombs.
Greece – 4 CreteHania - the old Venetian port. Hania is one of the most beautiful Greek towns and the old port, one of the most romantic places in Greece.
Greece – 4 CreteTertsa - one of a few hippies living on Crete and his donkey
Greece – 4 CreteRethimno - an old Venetian port
Greece – 4 CreteLasithi - Christos Neophytou
Greece – 5 East Macedonia Xanthi - on the road to Fanari
Greece – 5 East Macedonia Kavala from Citadel
Greece – 8 North AeteanChios – Pirgi – a place where somebody has a chance to live in medieval houses with modern conveniences.
Greece – 8 North AeteanMolyvos (Mythymna) – Lesvos – meal in a restaurant…
Greece – 8 North Aetean .Chios – Avgonima – A village of 11th century. The houses are built of stone with characteristic small windows which were used as loopholes against possible attacks of pirates.
Greece – 13 West Macedonia Kastoria - Greek dancers
Greece – 10 South Aegean - Dodekanisos Rhodes - Commercial Harbor and Arnaldus Gate