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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.
 

How Egypt influenced Ancient Greece

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Did you know about Ukraines historical Greek community?

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What life was like during the Greek military junta

The junta was a strong military dictatorship in the late 60's and early 70's in Greece. This was a very dark period for many Greeks, especially those who were socialist, communist, or anything leaning towards the left. The government also targeted anyone who was against the brutal dictatorship, even if they were not politically left leaning. These people would be hunted down by the military and locked up in jail or beaten or even killed. After the junta was dissolved, a democracy was established in Greece.

Did you know that dozens of ancient theaters are still operating in Greece?

Theater was a huge part of the ancient Greek civilization, and it's still important in modern Greece today. Greeks loves theater, and you were always see flyers for different shows going on. Many of these are presented in ancient amphitheatres that were built thousands of years ago. If you're in Greece, I really recommend that you check one out. There are even plays for young children.


Here is a list of showings around Greece: https://parallaximag.gr/theatro

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