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  1. 1. We are from Agrinio, Greece and we are very glad to meet you! To know us better , let’s learn something about Greece!
  2. 2. We had a long journey-up to come here!
  3. 3. Its location • Greece known since ancient times as Hellas is a country in Southern Europe. • AAthens is the nation’s capital and the largest city. • Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Western Asia and Africa. • The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
  4. 4. Climate • The climate of Greece is mediterranean with hot and dry summers and winters that can be quite cold and wet. • The weather is mostly sunny and summers are usually very hot. In July and August temperatures usually reach 30 to 35°C, but sometimes even 40°C and more.
  5. 5. Greek flag
  6. 6. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe.
  7. 7. Mount Olympus Mount Olympus, the mythical abode of the Greek Gods.
  8. 8. Some of the Olympian gods
  9. 9. And now look at some of the most popular and special monuments in Greece! Acropolis ,Athens
  10. 10. The archeological site of Delphi
  11. 11. The site of Olympia was the location of the ancient Olympic Games.
  12. 12. The Hermes Of Praxiteles (one of the greek gods) The infant is Dionysus. Olympia Archaeologica l Museum
  13. 13. The lion’s Gate in Mycenae has been listed as outstanding example of human creative genious.
  14. 14. Epidaurus, ancient greek theatre It was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th Century BC It seats up to 15,000 people. It is marveled for its exceptional acoustics.
  15. 15. Greek religion The religion of Greek people is an important aspect of the Greek culture. The Greek population in mainland Greece and the Greek islands is Christian Orthodox per 98%. The religion of rest of the population is Muslims, Catholic and Jewish.
  16. 16. Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece.
  17. 17. Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054,Mount Athos has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. Holy mountain includes 20 monasteries but is forbidden to women.
  18. 18. EASTER is the most sacred observance in the Greek orthodox faith. Preparations and customs remain some of the most traditional in modern Greek life. • The holiest day of Holy week is Holy Friday. Church bells ring all day in slow mournful tone.From the early morning hours in all the greek churches , the epitaph ,decorated of flowers is ready to receive the body of Jesus.
  19. 19. • On Holy Saturday , the Eternal Flame is brought to Greece by military jet , and it is distributed to waiting priests who carry it to their local churches.
  20. 20. • The Midnight service of the Resurrection is an occasion attended by everyone who is able , including children , each holding a white candle.
  21. 21. • The main dish at the Easter Table is the Easter Lamb or goat (usually kid) .Also kokoretsi ,magiritsa and dyed red Easter eggs that become pieces of a traditional game. Each person takes an egg and challengers attempt to crack each other’s eggs. The breaking of the eggs is meant to symbolize Christ breaking from the Tomb.
  22. 22. Education in Greece • The greek educational system is mainly divided into three levels , primary, secondary and tertiary. • Primary education is divided into kindergarten lasting one or two years and primary school spanning six years (ages 6 to 12).
  23. 23. GREEK ISLANDS • Greece has a large number of islands, with estimates ranging from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000 depending on the minimum size to take into account. • Crete is the largest greek island by area, located at the southern edge of the Aegean sea.
  24. 24. Milos-Kleftiko Chania Crete Zakinthos-Navagio Santorini
  25. 25. Santorini
  26. 26. Mykonos
  27. 27. Naxos
  28. 28. And now it is time to present our city ,Agrinio! • Agrinio is the largest city of Aetoloakarnania regional of Greece, with 106,000 inhabitants. It is the economical center of Aetoloakarnania, although its capital is the town of Mesolonghi. • The majority of the local population was occupied for an important period of time in the tobacco industry. Big tobacco companies were founded in the city, including the famous Papastratos.
  29. 29. Agrinio ’s emblem
  30. 30. Papastratos tobacco company ,a building that is clearly historic, architectural and of cultural value to the city.
  31. 31. Our Town-hall
  32. 32. The Archaeological museum of Agrinio
  33. 33. Lake Trichonida is the largest natural lake in Greece. It Is situated in the southeast of the city of Agrinio.
  34. 34. The gorge of Klisoura at the old national road, 15 km. On the south of the city of Agrinio
  35. 35. In Agrinio we produce a variety of table olives : Green, black, blond and kalamon olives
  36. 36. Tobacco’s production
  37. 37. Our school was built in 1931 and was funded by “Papastratos brothers and, is why , it is also called “Papastrateia Ekpaideutiria .Our school was completely renovated 5 years ago.
  38. 38. Scenes of our school life
  39. 39. Planting flowers
  40. 40. Visiting the local TV studio
  41. 41. Oh! A bird’s nest!
  42. 42. A squirrel in our garden!
  43. 43. In the swimming pool
  44. 44. Excursion in ancient Olympia
  45. 45. nternational day of museums :18th may n our Archaeological museum.
  46. 46. Hi! i’m little John and I pretend to be a beekeeper
  47. 47. What are we doing here? We are measuring a cycle In our playground!
  48. 48. In the local theatre
  49. 49. Carnival in our school
  50. 50. Thank you!!! Ευχαριστώ!!!