Daily Mail praises Athens for its architecture, academia and history and characterizes the Greek capital as the grandest open-air university in the world.
In an article by David Constable, the popular English newspaper underlines that the city is steeped in history with ancient ruins to explore at every turn, lists the Acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian among the must-visit sites, calls it home to an impressive dynasty of athletes and describes the Athenian visit experience as follows:
“Walking the cobblestone pathway of Europe’s largest archaeological park in Athens is a rewarding history lesson in the world’s grandest open-air university.
There are no fees. No professors. No homework. You don’t even have to attend everyday, just as and when there’s an itch of intrigue.
Like Rome, Athens surrounds you with the ancient: the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Arch of Hadrian and the Athenian Trilogy. It’s the crumbling Meccano kit of empires built and empires destroyed.
No other country can boast such a dynasty of athletes, Titans and Gigantes. And it’s the Greek history and landscapes, even more than empirical brick-and-mortar that jointly built the modern Greece we know today.
Here is a country rooted in our consciousness, whether we’ve visited it or not. The names of ancient Gods and Goddesses are taught to us at an early age, and the epistemology of their philosophers still widely referenced in society today.”
Curiosity can change how you see the world. Whether you follow it on your travels or at home, it’ll help you discover something you’ll never expect. See what happened to our first traveler Irene, when she rediscovered her long-lost curiosity in Greece.
Vocabulary chunks from video :
“An ardent desire to go took possession of me once more. Not because I wanted to leave – I was quite all right on this Cretan coast, and felt happy and free there and I needed nothing – but because I have always been consumed with one desire; to touch and see as much as possible of the earth and the sea before I die.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
Artwork by Manousos Chalkiadakis from the island of Crete in Greece.
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Wanderlust Greece wandered around Evia and Skyros. 11 days of joyful and creative shooting brought to life to the many highlights of these destinations… starting from the iconic suspension bridge of Chalkida and heading into the heart of Evia where we discover cultural gems and inspiring nature, even an exotic coastline that resembles a tropical paradise.
We moved on to Skyros, an island of long-standing traditions and customs, and unspoilt beaches for those who value the “throw a towel on the sand and dream the day away” kind of summer holiday experience.
And then it’s back to the mainland for many more cultural and natural highlights. Running as a constant theme throughout is the mouth-watering local food and agricultural produce that represent both the destination and the people we encounter.
Discover more of EVIA and SKYROS here
Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :
Surrounded by the sea and mountains
Greece gave birth to the traveler
Keep on discovering
In our own way
Far away lands
Greece’s second biggest island
Connected to the mainland
Feel the relationship with nature
When places start to look alike
No two are the same
Surrounded by greenery
First person to ever discover them
Kind and warmhearted
Slow paced island life
The unique Skyrian horses
A sense of freedom and wonder
You become part of it
It becomes part of you
It fills your heart
That golden feeling of Wanderlust
“Greece has got something like 1,400 islands. There is so much of Greece you can’t know even if you’re Greek. It’s sprinkled out all around the edge of the Aegean, all over the place. It’s already a secret place wherever you go. The place enchanted me”.
– Joanna Lumley
Courage is knowing what not to fear – Plato
An international team of archaeologists has unearthed three 2,200-year-old, well-preserved glass mosaics at the site of the Ancient Greek City of Zeugma READ MORE