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Tempi: the enchanted valley

2 April 2020,

Ten kilometers of magnificent scenery along Pinios River and a 25 meter wide canyon is enough to excite the imagination. https://www.gotempi.gr/ Valley of Tempi: a monument of the nature The valley is created by the separation of two mountains (Olympus and Kissavos) after an earthquake. Then, according to historians, all water that covered the plain […]

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Arachne( =spider) : trapped in the web of the myth!

22 November 2018,

The story of the famous weaver who was transformed into an insect. Arachne, the gifted weaver. Arachne in Greek mythology was a Lydian woman highly gifted in the art of weaving. As Arachne was no ordinary weaver, very fast the news about her artistry spread far and wide and it is said that nymphs from the forests gathered around her to watch her weave. In their attempt to […]

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The symbol of Vergina: the unknown symbolisms behind the rays of a much-discussed ‘Sun’.

12 July 2018,

The golden larnax of Vergina (Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki) Much has been written and told about the much discussed symbol of Vergina. Some call it a star, others call it a sun … The only sure thing however is that all of them are referring to the same symbol which is depicted on the golden “box” (maybe […]

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“Wear a “March” – The custom and the interpretation behind it.

1 March 2018,

“March” or “Martis” is a very old custom. It is believed to have its roots  in Ancient Greece and more specifically in the Eleusinian Mysteries, where the mystics tied a thread, the Kroki (=thread), to their right hand and their left leg.  Nowadays at the first day of March, parents put a bracelet made of […]

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Winter stories Vol. 2

26 January 2018,

The short period of good weather during January and Februari is called in Greece “Days of the Alkyon”.
Why …?

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Peace & War in a world full of contradictions

17 January 2018,

Is there a work of art to which 130 verses of one of the most famous poems in the world were dedicated?

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