Welcome to Greece!
By Samantha Landers class 6
Now What are you Saying?
People in Greece speak Greek, but don't expect to be able to read it! Greeks use a different alphabet than us, so you won't see very many A,B,C's. Here are some helpful phrases-
- Pou ine i twaleta?-Where is the toilet?
- Signomi, ala then milao elinika.-Sorry, I don't speak Greek.
You will see many dishes involving lamb, like this lamb souvlaki.
Many cities have ancient temples on the outskirts, like the Parthenon, near Athens.
The Flag of Greece
The cross symbolizes the Greek Orthodoxy, the main religion. The shade of blue varies from flag to flag.
May I Speak to the President?
Interesting facts about Greece
Food-Greeks eat many foods, so if you like new cuisine, here's the country for you! Be prepared for many courses. Greeks usually have multiple courses at dinner.
Sports-Greeks love sports, especially soccer, basketball, swimming, windsurfing, skiing, and sailing.
Sites-Some popular sites are the Parthenon, and other ancient temples.
Museums-The Acropolis Museum has lots of objects that were uncovered at the Acropolis of Athens.
Holidays- Greeks celebrate Christmas, New Years, Independence Day (25 Mar.), St. Constantine and Helen Celebration (21 May), Assumption (15 Aug.), and Ochi Day (28 Oct.).
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the Greek flag-