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, from Italian
for "fortress") is the citadel
of the city of Rethymno
. It was built by the Venetians
in the 16th century, and was captured by the Ottomans in 1646. By the early 20th century, many houses were built within the citadel. These were demolished after World War II
, leaving only a few historic buildings within the Fortezza. Today, the citadel is in good condition and is open to the public. (Full article...
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Restored North Entrance with charging bull fresco of the
Map of earthquakes in Greece and adjacent countries 1900-2017 (from
View of the Roman Odeon of
Traditional flag used from 1769 to the War of Independence (from
Late 4th century AD "Mosaic of the Musicians" with
Shards of pottery vases on the street, after being thrown from the windows of nearby houses. A
A map of Greater Greece after the
Greece's cities, main towns, main rivers, islands and selected archaeological sites. (from
) in Spain. He did most of his painting there during the late 1500s and early 1600s. (from Culture of Greece
The most famous artist born in Greece was probably Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as
Overview of the campus of the
The landing of Greek troops in
A page from a 16th-century edition of the 10th century Byzantine
The socialist prime minister
The territorial evolution of
Clashes in Athens during the
Protest against the junta by Greek political exiles in Germany, 1967 (from
Organization and military bases of the Communist led "
Proclamation of the Second Hellenic Republic in 1924. Crowds holding placards depicting
Greek cavalry attacking during the
Did you know?
- ...that the Greeks were the first to develop an alphabet with vowels?
- ...that the Greco-Buddhist art is an artistic manifestation of Greco-Buddhism, a cultural syncretism between the Greek culture and Buddhism, which developed in Central Asia after the conquests of Alexander the Great?
- ...that the Rio–Antirrio bridge between the Peloponnese and mainland Greece is the longest cable stayed-suspended deck in Europe?
- ...that the country's highest mountain, Mount Olympus was said to be the home of the Greek Gods in ancient Greek religion?
- ...that the Olympic Games, originated in Greece 3000 years ago, and that the 1st games of the modern Olympics were held in Greece in 1896, as a revival of the Games?
- ...that the Greek state comprises only the centre of the ancient Greek world, which comprised also Southern Italy, the coastal areas of modern Turkey and the Black Sea, as well as some colonies in North Africa, Southern France and Spain?
- ...that even though the modern Greek state was established in 1832, some areas of Greece were not liberated until after the Balkan Wars and WW2?
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Literature and philosophy
In Greece, from ancient times down to the present, has been produced countless world-famous poetry in addition to philosophers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and historians like Herodotus and Thucydides. Notable figures of modern Greek literature include Odysseas Elytis and Constantine Cavafy.
Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Zeus fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another.
Greek art began in the Cycladic and Minoan prehistorical civilization. The art of ancient Greece has exercised an enormous influence on the culture of many countries from ancient times until the present, particularly in the areas of sculpture and architecture. In the West, the art of the Roman Empire was largely derived from Greek models. In the East, Alexander the Great's conquests initiated several centuries of exchange between Greek, Central Asian and Indian cultures. During the Renaissance , the humanist aesthetic and the high technical standards of Greek art inspired generations of European artists.Read more...
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A short video of the main sites at the ancient sanctuary of Delphi
in Central Greece
. Delphi was considered to be the center of the world by the Greeks and the most important oracle in the Greek world.