Category: Interesting

In the footsteps of wise men

Winter is a good time to think. Therefore, we propose to recall some quotes of ancient Greek philosophers which resonate in our minds. After all, even Plato used to say: “Man – a being in search of meaning”. Below is what we found relevant … Aristotle (4th century BC) How often say we “nonsense”, without […]

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Three happy days I had in place…

– For a three days? Traveling without car and companion? You are crazy! Do not listen it! All these people simply do not suspect that every day on Crete is a lifetime. So, if you have some money and a desire to change something, take a plane right now, immediately! It is much better to […]

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Zeibekiko, or how to make friends without a word

The hotel was wonderful: white stairs, garden and turtle doves in it. Maria at the reception started every morning with her unchanged “Kalimera!” Bartender Antonis taught how to drink Knossos brandy correctly and promised adventures every day… But Poles, who flooded the hotel, remained aloof and restrained–this was compensated by the smiles of every Greek […]

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Border Crossing Electronic Registration System

In a relevant Department of the European Commission, RIA Novosti was informed that a system of electronic registration should start working in 2022 at border crossings of EU-countries: the passports with Schengen visas will be no longer manually stamped at the entrance and exit. Currently, citizens of the EU countries, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, […]

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From an ancient Greek root

It is estimated that about 5,000 significant words in different languages of the world come from the ancient Greek language, including many geographical names. Here are some of them. Europe. Critophiles certainly remember the myth of the tender-skinned beauty Europe, the daughter of a Phoenician king, whom Zeus himself fell in love with. Turning into […]

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Golden Greek: the memory is alive

Recently, the Stavros Niarchos International Foundation decided to pay 6.6 million Euros to 4,600 doctors and nurses as well as all staff in the intensive care units and hospitals that provided patients with recovery, in gratitude for the efforts of Greek doctors to save lives during the pandemic. The fund will also provide a grant […]

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Strange Name: Plumeria Frangipani

You will find it in Crete, a tree named in honor of the Franciscan monk Plumier. It gives flowers with a special smell. We will talk now on the second part of its name: “frangipani”. It is very rare when a plant is named after two people. Try to remember another one. For example, I […]

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Partners of Cretan cities

Twin cities or friendship cities are those who have strong friendly ties. The twin cities constantly cooperate with each other in various fields, such as culture, sports, history and in other areas where there is mutual interest. As a rule, towns belonging to the same country cannot be twinned, but there are some exceptions. Cooperation […]

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In fact they all are Greek words!

Scientists say that from ten to thirty percent of words in the Russian language are of foreign origin; and almost a quarter of this amount originated in ancient Greece. We do not even suspect how often we “speak Greek words.” The Greek words came to us “by sea or by land” together with sailors and […]

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Continuing the path of ancestors

Greece is called the cradle of civilization, but it continues to amaze the world with the light of its culture, preserved an unshakable ancient foundation: the Greeks, living not only in their homeland, bring this light. The list of 10 Greeks who left the brightest mark in the world in 2019 is offered by Greekreporter. […]

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