greece is the place to be
-the average income in Greece is 780 euros per month
-The climate in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean climate: mild and rainy winters, relatively warm and dry summers and, generally, extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year.
-Greece has been a major destination and attraction since antiquity, for its rich history, as well as for its long coastline, many islands and beaches. Greece is projected to attract 26 million visitors in 2015
Goat skin bagpipes, called the Tsampounes.
Greek Music has a lot of Latin, Italian, Rock, Blues, Rap and Hip Hop.
The Vintage Chiton Dress
One shoulder gown style
Fun Random Facts
- No one in Greece can choose to not vote. Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older
- About 7% of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece.
- Greece has more international airports than most countries because so many foreign tourists want to visit.
The world’s third leading producer of olives, the Greeks have cultivated olive trees since ancient times. Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century are still producing olives.
- Approximately 16.5 million tourists visit Greece each year, more than the country’s entire population. Tourism constitutes nearly 16% of the Gross Domestic Product
-Greece is a country in southeastern Europe consisting of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It's often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches.
Famous Historical Event
The Persian Wars occurred from 499 BC to 493 BC. During this war, the city-states of Athens and Sparta combined forces to fight for their independence from Persian rule. The Athenians first fought and defeated the Persian forces of King Darius at Marathon and then 10 years later a coalition of Greek city-states including Athens and Sparta fought the large Persian army of King Xerxes and won.
Famous People from Greece
In ancient times Delphi was the most important site in ancient Greek religion, home to the sanctuary and oracle of Apollo. The ancient theatre of Delphi was built on a hill giving spectators a view of the entire sanctuary and the spectacular landscape below. It was originally built in the 4th and could seat 5,000 spectators. Today it is one of the top tourist attractions in Greece.
Beef Gyro Recipe
-2 cucumbers - peeled, seeded, and diced
-3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
-1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
-1/2 lemon, juiced
-3 cloves garlic, peeled
-salt and ground black pepper to taste
-1 (1 pound) beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
-5 pita bread rounds
-1 tomato, chopped
-1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
-1 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
-1/2 cup shredded lettuce
-1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained