The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

[Visit Greece]

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.”

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Vocabulary chunks from video :

  • Watch where your’e going
  • Everything is planned
  • Wedding day
  • Your life passes you by
  • Do whatever I’d like to do for a change
  • I was born in Greece
  • That’s the only time I’ve ever been overseas
  • See things in a new way
  • A little café
  • Take a photo of them
  • You’re being invited to their birthday party
  • It was absolutely fabulous
  • It’s a dream come true
  • This is very special
  • Very happy, really happy
  • So overwhelmed
  • It certainly changed mine
  • Wake up and see the world in a different way
The place enchanted me

The place enchanted me

Colours of Greece

“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

Happiness is something you create

Happiness is something you create

[Green Renaissance]

There are only a few people who ever get to experience what animals do in their private lives. We only ever get to see glimpses of it.’ – Steve Benjamin

Steve is an underwater photographer. He has had some incredible encounters with creatures beneath the ocean’s surface, and he shares his passion with us.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

Breathe in and breathe out
Ponder your existence
Calm down
The thing that they are most passionate about
Gets you up day after day
They are genuinely curious
Being in the water
One on one intimate experiences with wild animals
Wonder what you are
Interact with you
You can’t manufacture that
In their private lives
We only ever get to see glimpses of it
Happiness is something you create
You have to choose it
You have to work at it really really hard
Super passionate about it
Whatever makes them feel good in a positive way