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tomipark

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As you may have noticed, many houses in Greece are built with stone (as you'll see in the picture below). Historically, houses in Greece were built with stone because it was readily available and very sturdy. Stone also keeps the houses cool, which is a big problem because it can get very hot and dry in Greece

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k_tsoukalas

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Stone homes are quite the fixture in Greece. I think that wood isn't as readily available as stone is, at least in some parts of Greece. Stone also lasts a lot longer than wood.
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Interesting... I've never heard this. What I've heard is that stone houses are known for having no insulation, and because they're made of stone they absorb whatever temperature they're exposed to. The houses are painted white to keep the houses cool (reflect the sun light), and because that was the most widely available color - the color was used to paint boats.
 
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greggd12

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That makes so much sense. The only downside that I see is having to repaint everything so often because it gets dirty
 

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