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greggd12

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I'm so curious to see how much everyone knows about Greek geography. Personally, I know very little so it's super interesting to see how actual Greeks did with these questions.

 

Deborah

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That was really funny; thank you for sharing! But - it is not unusual because traditionally Greek families would only go at the holidays from Athens to their family’s island of origin and back. My guess is that other than young men’s summer jaunts to Mykonos, “island - hopping”, particularly outside of specific island groups, was something created by tourism in the ‘60’s. Btw, I only got Mt. Olympus, Mani and Gavdos right! 😳
 
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blopez34

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That was really funny; thank you for sharing! But - it is not unusual because traditionally Greek families would only go at the holidays from Athens to their family’s island of origin and back. My guess is that other than young men’s summer jaunts to Mykonos, “island - hopping”, particularly outside of specific island groups, was something created by tourism in the ‘60’s. Btw, I only got Mt. Olympus, Mani and Gavdos right! 😳
I only for three right as well ahaha
 

k_tsoukalas

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This is interesting! In general, I love the Easy Greek videos. I wonder how I would do with United States geography.
 

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