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Greece Daily Tours

Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Greece History

THE HISTORY OF GREECE ISLAND

The history of Greece starts even from Stone Age. Later appeared the first farmers and the first civilizations of the Minoan and MycenAbout Greece, Greece History, Greece History Guide, About Greece History, Greece History Tour, Greece Destinations History, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece History, Greece Tours, Greece Travel Agencyaean kings. There were a few historians who were able to record the Ancient Greece . Most knowledge about Ancient Greece we know from the remained temples, sculptures, artifacts and archaeological findings.

Time periods of ancient Greece history
- Neolithic period (6000 - 2900 BC) - is characterized by the climate stabilization and the settlements of people.
Early Bronze Age (2900 - 2000 BC) - is known because of the metal bronze invention. With the appearance of metal the class system started to develop, Bronze and copper were expensive, only the rich class could afford it.

- Minoan Age (2000 - 1400 BC) - named after the king Minos. The Minoan civilization was one of the earliest in the world and reached its prosperity in the 16th century BC till a huge earthquake brought the Minoan area to the end.About Greece, Greece History, Greece History Guide, About Greece History, Greece History Tour, Greece Destinations History, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece History, Greece Tours, Greece Travel Agency

- Mycenaean Age (1600 - 1100 BC) - the name is derived from Mycenae, an archaeological place in Greece. During the Mycenaean civilization the classes of rich and poor became more established. The Mycenaeans were perfect engineers and built huge palaces, citadels, bridges, tombs. Textile and metal industries were developed. There are 2 reasons for the end of the civilization: population movement due to wars and the conflict between rich and poor.

- The Dark Ages (1100 - 750 BC) - after the fall of the Mycenaean civilization the country was invaded by the Dorians. Many villages were abandoned, the Greeks lived non-urbanized live, many of them migrated to the islands and were followed by the Dorians. Trading with other countries was also stopped.
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- Archaic period (750 - 500 BC) -known through the development of art, pottery and sculpture. After the Dark period strong city -states with unique culture and political systems were founded. Some oligarchs selected from the wealthiest citizens took control of the cities till the democracy came, the new political system with laws appeared. Due to the growth of the Greek city states forced the cities to stay far away from each other. The colonization period started. Development of separate cultures.

- Classical period (500 - 336 BC) -known with the name of conqueror Alexander the Great. in this period Athens reached its greatest political and cultural prosperity. Full development of democratic system, founding of philosophy schools
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- Hellenistic period (336 - 146 BC) - the most triumphant period of Greece. During this period Greece produced great literature,poetry, philosophy, drama and art
The mixture of Roman and Hellenic cultures caused the foundation of Byzantine Empire around 330 AD. The Byzantine regime remained till the Ottoman Turks came in 1453. The Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans began in 1821 and lasted till 1830, Greece with England, France and Russian forced the Ottoman Empire to grant Greece the independence.
Greece entered the World War in 1917 and took part in the occupation of Turkey. In 1921 the Greek army tried to invade Ankara, but was defeated by the Turk forces led by Ataturk.
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Greece entered World War II because of the Italian invasion in 1940. Though the Italian army was superior in numbers of soldiers, Greek defenders drew the invaders back. During the following German Occupation many Greeks died. Demonstrations of the resistance forces ended in civil war in 1946. The civil war left Greece community deeply divided in leftists and rightists.

- Modern Greece History
Greece became a NATO member in 1952. From 1952 till 1963 Greece was governed by the National Radical Union. In 1963 the Center Union party was elected and it governed Greece till 1965. After that Greece was ruled about 2 years by different unstable coalitions.
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In 1967 a group of colonels led by Papadopoulos tried to replace the existing government. They established military courts and dissolved political parties. In 1973 Gen, Ioannides replaced Papadopoulos and attempted to overthrow the President of Cyprus, what could be the reason for the war with Turkey. Turkey invade the Cyprus and occupied a part of the island. Leading Greek citizens persuaded the ex leader of the National Radical Union Karamanlis to come back and establish the new government. Karamanlis organized a new party named New Democracy and after the election in 1974 he became Prime Minister of Greece. In the same year the Parliament elected Constantine Tsatsos as the President of the republic.
In 1981 Greece became a member of European Union. In the same year Greece elected its first social party, the Panhellic Social Movement and Christos Sartzetakis was elected president of the republic. During the following years ND or PASOK had dominant positions during the elections.
The Summer Olympics 2004 in Athens influenced the international prestige and reputation of Greece.
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Greece Foreign Relations
Greece maintains good political, diplomatic and economic relationships with its European neighbors except with Macedonia. Greece was opposed to use the word "Macedonia" insisting that the word in Greek and should not be used for a foreign country.

Greece has strained relations with Albania because of the many illegal migrants coming from Albania to Greece. There are about 600,00 - 800,00 Albanian Immigrants in Greece, many of them illegal.

Regarding the relations between Turkey and Greece they have still unresolved problems concerning the Aegean boundary, the treatment of the Greek minority in Istanbul and the Muslim minority in Thrace. The hugest reason of tension is Cyprus conflict. The tensions between these countries have also caused the army confrontations: in 1996 it was the dispute about the ownership of the uninhabited island called Imia or Kardak in Turkish. After the large earthquakes in 1999 both in
Greece and In Turkey the relations changed for the better, as both countries were in trouble and the people tried to help each other. About Greece, Greece History, Greece History Guide, About Greece History, Greece History Tour, Greece Destinations History, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece History, Greece Tours, Greece Travel AgencyGreece even supported Turkey for the candidacy to entering the European Union.

As for the Middle East Greece has defense agreements with Israel and Egypt. However Greece-Israel relations are complicated now because of the Israel's cooperation with Turkey.
There is a strong cooperation between Greece and USA especially between anti-terrorism authorities. The defense cooperation agreement was also signed between the countries, besides Greece and USA work close together on economical programs.
 
GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
Athens Corfu Kavala Mitilini (Lesvos) Paros Skiros
Arachova Heraklion Kefalonia Mykonos Rethinmon Thassos
Chalkidiki Hydra Kithira Nafplio Rhodes Thessaloniki
Chalkis Igoumenitsa Komotini Naxos Samos Volos
Chania Ikaria Lefkada Ag. Nikolaos Santorini Zakinthos
Chios Ios Limnos Patra Skiathos  
           

 

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