An Athens travel guide to help you explore this metropolis of Greek culture. Athens is not only amazing. It is also a beautiful place to visit. We can think of a billion reasons why the largest city of Greece. Needs to be one of your next destination for your summer holidays. The temperatures during the… Continue Reading Before You Visit Athens, See Our Athens Travel Guide
Greece is one of the oldest cultures in the world. The first inhabitants of Athens populated the city 7,000 years ago. Each year 25 million tourists visit Greece. That number is climbing year on year. Also, this is incredible, as the population of Greece is just over 10 million people.
Greece is the birthplace of democracy, and its culture is both wealthy and historical. Thales 624-546 B.C. was the first Greek philosopher. Ancient Greek philosophers like Plato liked to explain the world in which they lived. Plato lived in Athens most of his life. He left a lasting legacy there, by founding the Academy of Athens.
12 million people around the world speak Greek. Also, it was first spoken over 3,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest languages. Many English words come from the Greek language. Herodotus 484-425 B.C., the Greek writer was the first historian. Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) is Greece’s most famous modern writer.
Tourists do not just visit Greece, to lay on a beach, in the sun. For instance, Archaeological museums can be found all over Greece and are worth visiting while there. Athens is a vibrant metropolis. Visit Athens while in Greece to experience some truly Greek culture. Also, experiencing the culture of the many islands and villages on a yacht charter holiday.
The echoes of ancient folklore, customs and traditions can still be vividly observed in modern culture. One can find hundreds of cures for superstitions, evil eyes warded off by spitting on one another, and palm gestures regarded as highly offensive. Among such stories is one that explains why Greeks think so highly of the red,… Continue Reading Pomegranates and the Greeks: Why is it considered sacred?
The hilarious film, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” taught many of us a bit about Greek families and their customs. If like us you were obsessed with the film. You will already be aware of these customs and rituals, that are a part of all Greek weddings. If you aren’t, you will hopefully find this… Continue Reading Attending Greek Weddings? Expect these 5 things to Happen
Just like everywhere else, New Year’s Eve in Greece is a time to celebrate. The precious festival is said to bring fortunes and happiness for everyone. While everyone wants the notion to be true, in the traditions Greeks go a step ahead and smash the pomegranate.
There are lots of good reasons to visit Greece in the winter. One very good reason is that it is a very different place, compared to the summer. Greece is beautiful – we’re all on the same page here. However, it’s this beauty that makes it one of the most crowded tourist destinations. Try the… Continue Reading The Winter In Greece, is a very difference place
A quick guide to the Athens Festival. A brilliant cultural experience for anyone joining us on a luxury yacht holiday in Greece. The Greek people are not ones to shy away from public displays of exuberance. Their culture is woven into numerous community events. The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is no exception.
We at Deep Blue Yachting love Greece. That’s why we’ve been here for over ten years, sailing the lush Mediterranean waters. Docking in a host of different towns, ports and visiting many of the Greek island villages. Yet, for all the time we’ve spent here. Some of the things we see and experience still surprised… Continue Reading Six Weird and Wonderful Things You Never Knew About Greece
Next time you build up “team-building” at a board meeting, you’ll see shoulders slump and expressions harden. Because nobody wants to spend their weekend drinking cold coffee at a damp corporate retreat before spending a day doing dull trust exercises and maybe a bit of paintball. There is a better way to get your team… Continue Reading Will a Corporate Charter Make Your Team Shipshape?
Visiting Greece For Your Holidays Sun, sea and sumptuous food – there’s three things that we all crave during our holidays. So it’s no wonder that nearly over 15 million people pack their suitcases and they are visiting Greece every year. But what keeps them coming back time and time again? Is it the climate?… Continue Reading Five Reasons People Can’t Stop Visiting Greece!
A quick introduction to the most exciting experiences Greece has to offer and how to experience the Greek Islands Greece is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, bringing in travellers from all over the world. While many come for the sun, sea, sand — and cocktails — there is more to this beautiful country and… Continue Reading Experience The Greek Islands, 5 Unmissable Things