Greek Islands (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by Marc S. Dubin

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By Marc S. Dubin

The uniquely visible "DK Eyewitness trip advisor The Greek Islands" is your indispensible consultant to those interesting islands. This absolutely up to date advisor comprises specific cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the Greek Islands' must-see websites, plus street-by-street maps of all their significant cities. The new-look advisor is additionally jam-packed with pictures and illustrations best you immediately to the easiest points of interest this varied state has to provide. DK's Eyewitness shuttle advisor The Greek Islands may help you to find Greece island by means of island; from old cities, to the Athens city. specific listings will consultant you to the simplest lodges, eating places, bars and retailers for all budgets, while exact useful details can assist you to get round, even if by means of teach, vehicle or ferry. Plus, DK's very good insider assistance gets you less than the surface of the Greek Islands, even explaining their historic historical past and traditions. DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor The Greek Islands - displaying you what others basically inform you.

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In the National Archaeological Museum (p286) Mycenaean gold and other prehistoric artifacts are on display. Akrotíri (p241) on Santoríni in the Cyclades has Minoan buildings surviving up to the third storey. The city of Phylakopi on Mílos (p237) also has Mycenaean walls dating to 1500 BC. Crete, the centre of Minoan civilization, has the palaces of Knosós (pp272–5), Phaestos (pp266–7) and Agía Triáda (p263). Cyclopean Walls Mycenaean citadels, as this one at Tiryns in the Peloponnese, were encircled by walls of stone so large that later civilizations believed they had been built by giants.

Páscha (Easter Sunday). Protomagiá (1 May). Christoúgenna (25 Dec). Sýnaxis tis Theotókou (26 Dec). are special ceremonies to bless the waters at coastal locations throughout many of the islands. A priest at the harbourside throws a crucifix into the water. Young men then dive into the sea for the honour of retrieving the cross. Lashed by wild winds and high seas, the islands can be FEBRUARY bleak in winter. Kafeneía are steamed up and full of men JANUARY Ypapantí, Candlemas (2 Feb). playing cards or backAn important Orthodox feast gammon.

Myths were closely bound up with Greek religion and gave meaning to the unpredictable workings of the natural world. They tell the story of the creation and the “golden age” of gods and mortals, as well as the age of semimythical heroes, such as Theseus and Herakles, whose exploits were an inspiration to ordinary men. The gods and goddesses were affected by human desires and failings and were part of a divine family presided over by Zeus. He had many offspring, both legitimate and illegitimate, each with a mythical role.

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