Nikos Kazantzakis


Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης 1883 – 1957) was a Greek writer, celebrated for his novels, which include Zorba the Greek (published 1946 as Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas), Christ Recrucified (1948), Captain Michalis (1950, translated 'Freedom or Death), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1955). He also wrote plays, travel books, memoirs and philosophical essays such as The Saviors of God: Spiritual Exercises. Universally recognised as a giant of modern Greek literature, Kazantzakis was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years. His fame was further spread in the English speaking world by cinematic adaptations of Zorba the Greek (1964) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).

Καρυάτιδες


Γεια σας! Here is a great video and information about Καρυάτιδες!
A caryatid (plural: Καρυάτιδες) is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head.
The best-known and most-copied examples are those of the six figures of the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens.
One of those original six figures, removed by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century, is now in the British Museum in London.

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Delphi (Greek: Δελφοί)


Delphi (Greek: Δελφοί)
is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of the oracle that was consulted on important decisions throughout the ancient classical world.

It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a phenomenal influence in the Ancient world, as evidenced by the rich monuments built there by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity.

The Greek alphabet


The Greek alphabet has been used to write the Greek language since the late 9th century BC or early 8th century BC.

It was derived from the earlier Phoenician alphabet, and was the first alphabetic script to have distinct letters for vowels as well as consonants. It is the ancestor of the Latin and Cyrillic scripts.

Apart from its use in writing the Greek language, in both its ancient and its modern forms, the Greek alphabet today also serves as a source of technical symbols and labels in many domains of mathematics, science and other fields.

Clean Monday


What about Monday 27 February? It's a Clean Monday!
So...Clean Monday (Greek: Καθαρά Δευτέρα) is the first day of Lent. It refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods.
Clean Monday is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus, where it is celebrated with outdoor excursions, the consumption of shellfish and other fasting food, a special kind of azyme bread, baked only on that day, named "lagana" (Greek: λαγάνα) and the widespread custom of flying kites.

Odysseas Elytis


Odysseas Elytis
(Greek: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης, 2 November 1911 – 18 March 1996)
was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Knossos (Η Κνωσσός)


Knossos (Greek: Κνωσός)
is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city.
The name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos was undoubtedly the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. It appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and storerooms close to a central square.
The palace was abandoned at some unknown time at the end of the Late Bronze Age, c. 1380–1100 BC.
In the first palace period around 2000 BC the urban area reached a size of up to 18,000 people. In its peak the Palace and the surrounding city boasted a population of 100,000 people shortly after 1700 BC

Vanilla Submarine


Καλημέρα! Do you know what this is? Or how it is called? 
This is Vanilla Submarine!
The name describes this perfectly it’s a spoonful of vanilla fondant submerged in a glass of water.