The Peloponnese peninsula is the southermost part of mainland Greece. The region has been the birthplace of the first great Greek civilization, the Mycenaean. Over the course of the centuries the area has been a crucial part of Greek history. The Greek War of Indipendence, that led to the birth of the first Hellenic Republic, […]
January 27th, 1945. The Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. This was the chosen day to honor and remember the victims of the holocaust, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews, Soviet civilians and prisoners of war, Polish civilians, Sinti and Roma, Jehovah witnesses, criminals, homosexuals, and political opponents or from the resistance. These were […]
According to the legend, Athens is the city that was named after the goddess Athena and Acropolis is believed to be its founding place. The legend says that Athena (the goddess of the wisdom) and Poseidon (the god of the sea) have been fighting on this very place for a long time for the dominance over the city and their fight was exhaustively long and without any reaching conclusion. Eventually, a competition was decided by the local people, that were willing to dedicate this place to that god, which will provide more valuable gift to the city.