Heinrich Schliemann and His Mycenae

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The Mask of Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae.

The Mask of Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae.

You may not be delighted with the methods of Heinrich Schliemann, just like the true archeologists are, but you could not but take off hat to such a strong belief in oneself and own knowledge.

The Greeks forgot where Troy is.
The Greeks forgot where Delphi is.
The Greeks forgot where Mycenae is.

Schliemann discovered and showed them their own history.

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A Miracle in Clouds – Meteora Monasteries of Greece

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Meteora Monasteries. Greece.

Every country has its own explicitly revered holy shrines.

For example, in orthodox Russia it is the Nilov Monastery on the Lake Seliger. The ringing of its bells seems to float, keeping the nearby source of the Volga and spate over the whole Seliger.

Nilov monastery. Seliger. Russia.

Nilov monastery. Seliger Lake. Russia.

And in orthodox Greece this shrine are certainly Meteora Monasteries, fascinating with its unique location at the tops of high rocks.

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Winter Holidays? To Athens!

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Summer vacation in Greece won’t make much surprise for anybody nowadays. Winter is quite a different story. If you’re consider yourself a big original, follow my tip and go to Athens for winter holidays.

Athens, Greece - The Goddess Athena

The Goddess Athena, Athens, Greece

The ancient Parthenon on the Acropolis mount (the Athenian Acropolis) is floating above the city. There are quite a few cities in the whole world, able to compete with the capital of Greece on their notoriety and fame.

The Acropolis of Athens

The Athenian Acropolis

I have never regretted of going to Athens for the Christmas holidays. The story of this city is lost to the ancient times and the lack of historical data is over and above filled in with an amazing in its inspiration and imagination Greek mythology. :-)

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