If there’s one thing we love more than apps, it’s different cultures. We have a tonne of language games helping people learn languages from all over the world. In this series, we look at some of the locations that fascinated us so much that we created language games for them. They are helpful for students, teachers, and travellers. From the last travel article published, we looked at Poland. This week, let’s take a look at Greece.
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe which is officially known as the Hellenic Republic and considered as the cradle of Western civilisation. It is famous for world heritage sites, Olympic games, Greek philosophers, leaders and scientists. Historical buildings and places abound and here are some of the most famous:
- The Acropolis in Athens is an ancient fortress that contains the remains of ancient buildings which are historical and has architectural significance. Evidence showed that it was inhabited as far back as the 4th millennium BC, but the buildings and structures were damaged in 1687 during the Morean War when gunpowder stored in the Parthenon exploded because it was hit by a cannonball.
- Meteora consists of huge boulders formed approximately 60 million years ago because of earthquakes and weathering. On these rock formations are where monasteries are literally suspended in the air or perched atop high cliffs. In the 16th century, 24 monasteries can be found in Meteora, but only 6 monasteries are now still functioning. It’s difficult to access the monasteries and would require long ladders or large nets to haul up goods and people, but tourists continue to visit the monasteries.
- Ancient Olympia is where Olympic Games started and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The site is rich with remains from ancient Greek history including the place for worship of Zeus and ruins of stadiums for the Olympics.
- The Ancient City of Corinth was home to the Corinthians who were problem solvers in ancient Greece because they solved population growth issues and money exchange. Corinth is famous for the temples of Apollo, Aphrodite and Octavia. Tourists love to visit the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth because it contains a significant number of artefacts and religious inscriptions.
- The Cave of the Apocalypse is a grotto believed to mark the place where John received his visions recorded in the Book of Revelation. In 1999, It was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
These historical sites will make your trip memorable, but you might get overwhelmed if you haven’t started reading about their history, culture and language.
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Enjoy your trip to Greece! Απολαύστε το ταξίδι σας στην Ελλάδα!
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