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Herodotus tells it this way: As the Persians were charging toward a Greek town, the sea receded, and then mighty Poseidon sent a crushing wave down upon them, a "great flood-tide of the sea, higher than ever before." Now, modern scientists have found evidence that it actually happened, Live Science reports: Herodotus was describing a tsunami, a researcher from the Seismological Society of America posited in a presentation yesterday.

Researchers visited the area Herodotus described, and found layers of earth carried far inland, apparently by the tsunami. They dated shells found within the sand, and "they fit quite nicely," one researcher says, dating to around 500 BC; the event occurred in 479 BC. Moreover, the area is geologically prone to tsunamis, with a nearby colossal seafloor basin capable of producing waves up to 16 feet tall. "This is historical stuff," the researcher says, "but you have to interpret it in a scientific way."


Today in Ancient Greece, it is 61 degrees and cloudy. Today there is a 0% chance of precipitation.

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Human Interests

The most important and prestigious where the games held at Olympia to honor Zeus, the king of the gods. These Olympic games took place in the summer only once every four years.

The earliest recorded Olympics occurred in 776 B.C.E. It is very likely, however, that Olympic games took place for hundreds of years before then.

The last ancient games were held in 394 C.E. Then the Romans, who had conquered the Greeks, outlawed them. The modern Olympic games are going to began in 1896.



Sports

Golf in Greece is gradually scaling new heights of popularity. With golf becoming an important sport worldwide, tourists in Greece seek to play golf as a favorite pastime.


In response to this growing demand, a number of world class golf courses in Greece have come into being. At the same time quite a few luxury golf resorts have also emerged that seek to combine excellent accommodation with some spectacular golfing experience.


A Greece golf vacation enables to savor some unforgettable moments of sheer excitement, to be treasured forever.