Theater Was Invented in Ancient Greece

Most of us don’t think twice about the theater. It’s a large part of our culture and people have been attending plays and musicals for enjoyment for years. Some of us even make a living in the theater world by working as actors, writers, or in technical roles such as set and lighting design.

Did you know that if it wasn’t for the Ancient Greeks, theater may not even exist? Ancient Athens was the center of performance, and actors appeared as characters from the works of renowned playwrights like Sophocles and Aristophanes. Ancient Greek theater provided a foundation for many of today’s theatrical genres and traditions. Here’s more information on how the Ancient Greeks invented theater:

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Catch a Glimpse of History on Thessaloniki

With a population of over one million people, Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia. It is considered to be a top destination in Greece for visitors, and it also has a rich history. While visiting, consider checking out some of these historical sites:

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An Overview of Greek Liqueurs

There is a great selection of delicious and aromatic Greek liqueurs available. They come from different regions and are made from various ingredients. In 1995, the Greek Federation of Spirits Producers (or S.E.A.O.P.) was founded. Here’s what you should know about Greek Liqueurs.

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What to See on the Greek Island of Rhodes

There a lot of islands in Greece, and many of these are prime destinations for travelers. Rhodes is one of the most popular islands that many people love to visit. It is one of the largest islands in the Dodecanese island group, and its unique history and scenery gives it a charming vibe that appeals to tourists. Whether you come here to explore the amazing ruins left after the crusades or decide to spend time on one of the island’s beautiful beaches, there is something on Rhodes for everyone to enjoy. Here’s more information:

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All About Greek Meze

There is a culinary tradition in Greece and other Mediterranean countries referred to as meze. This is a concept that closely resembles our concept of “appetizers”, but in Greece, it’s much more than that. These small plates are meant to be shared and enjoyed amongst friends and family over a long period of time. Here’s a look at what traditional mezeare in Greece:

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Overview of Greek Easter Traditions

Easter is an important holiday in the Greek Orthodox religion. Itis a celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ and it also signifies the arrival of spring. The Lenten fast precedes Easter and there is a sense of celebration once the fast is over and the Greek people are able to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. There are a lot of traditions associated with Easter that are worth knowing. Here’s a look at some of the most common:

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Getting to Know the Tebtunis Papyri Project

The Tebtunis Papyri is the largest collection of papyrus texts in the Americas. The collection is so large it has not been counted or inventoried in full, but is thought to exceed 30,000 pieces. The National Hellenic Society has been involved with learning about these papyri and also protecting them. Here’s what you need to know about the Tebtunis Papyri Project:

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Top Beaches on Mykonos Island

Mykonos is one of those Greek islands that people flock to each year. They are attracted to the gorgeous scenery, relaxing way of life, and the gorgeous beaches. Although Mykonos is known as a party island, it is also great for families, too. The island has so many beaches, though, soit can be hard to choose which one is perfect for you. Here’s a look at our favorite Mykonos beaches to visit:

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History of the Marathon

Each year, millions of people throughout the world run in marathons. They take place throughout the world, and for many, finishing a marathon is considered to be a great accomplishment. Did you know that the marathon actually has its roots in Ancient Greece? Here’s more information about the history of this elite race:

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Must-See Places in Corfu

Corfu is one of those Greek islands that attracts plenty of visitors each year. There is so much to do on this island that it can be hard to find the best activities. Besides visiting the gorgeous beaches, shopping, and sampling some of the delicious food, there are a few things that you won’t want to miss. Here’s some more information:

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