• Greece known since
ancient times as
Hellas is a country in
• AAthens is the
nation’s capital and
the largest city.
• Greece is strategically
located at the
crossroads of Europe,
Western Asia and
• The Aegean Sea lies
to the east of the
mainland, the Ionian
Sea to the west and
Sea to the south.
• 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.
The site of Olympia was the
location of the ancient Olympic
(one of the
The infant is
The lion’s Gate in Mycenae has been
listed as outstanding example of
human creative genious.
Epidaurus, ancient greek theatre
It was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th
It seats up to 15,000 people.
It is marveled for its exceptional acoustics.
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
The religion of rest of the
population is Muslims, Catholic and
Meteora is one of the largest
and most important complexes of
Eastern Orthodox monasteries in
Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054,Mount Athos has
enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times.
Holy mountain includes 20 monasteries but is forbidden
EASTER is the most sacred observance
in the Greek orthodox faith.
Preparations and customs remain some
of the most traditional in modern Greek
• 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.
• 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.
• The Midnight service of the Resurrection
is an occasion attended by everyone who
is able , including children , each holding a
• The main dish at the
Easter Table is the
Easter Lamb or goat
(usually kid) .Also
and dyed red Easter
eggs that become
pieces of a traditional
game. Each person
takes an egg and
to crack each other’s
eggs. The breaking
of the eggs is meant
to symbolize Christ
breaking from the
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
• 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
And now it is time to present our
• 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