In the ancient Greek religion, the Twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and either Hestia, or Dionysus.
In Greek mythology, Nereus (was the eldest son of Pontus (the Sea) and Gaia(the Earth), who with Doris fathered the Nereids and Nerites, with whom Nereus lived in the Aegean Sea.
If you don’t consider yourself an artist, you will feel the magic in the air of Santorini island, if you are not an archaeologist you will appreciate the rich history and culture of Athens, where past and present meet. If you are not a party animal, you will find the vibrant atmosphere of Mykonos contagious.
The Muses in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and the arts.
Of the early history of Sparta we rely on very few legends. It is said to have been founded by Lacedaemon, the son of Zeus and Taygete, who married Sparta, the daughter of Eurotas.
The dragon house (drakospito) nestles just underneath Ochi’s highest peak. In southern Karystos over 20 such houses have been found, most in the region of Styra. The one that is near the summit of Ochi is the most significant.
Apostle Paul was born to Jewish parents in Tarsus of Cilicia around AD 5-15, an era when according to Strabo, this city was one of the major centers of Greek letters and many Stoic philosophers. It was there that Paul, whose Jewish name was Saul, was taught the Greek language, came in contact with the Greek thought and later studied close to the Hellenist Gamaliel who initiated him into the Jewish theology.
Paul, a persecutor of Christians in principle, thanks to the vision of Christ as he neared Damascus he was transformed into fervently espousing the Lords’ Teachings and into an Apostle to the Nations.
A visit to Crete, Greece's largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, will appeal to beachcombers, armchair historians, and active travelers alike.
Get to know secret spots untraceable on the map, that under the right conditions are kiteboarding paradises. The flexibility of living on board and our kiteguides’ and skippers’ experience guarantee that not one single session will be lost if wind is blowing somewhere!