Civilization

History of Volos

Volos area, ancient Magnesia, is among the first areas to have been inhabited in Greece. The Settlements found in the nearby villages of Sesclo and Dimini date back to the 7th millennium B.C., while the cultural presence in the area is constant till present times.
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History of Patras

Aroe was the core of ancient Patras. Patreus, an Achaean from Sparta, not wanting to suffer the consequences of the capture of his city from Dories, came as leader of the colonizers to the land of Aroe and managed to expatriate the Ions living there.
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History of Messinia

Lelegas, ancestor of Laconians, is said to be the genitor of the first settlers of Messinia the settlement of which goes back to at least the last years of Stone Age (around 3000 B. C.). Achaeans were at the place in about 1600 B.C. coming from Thessaly. We recount the story at the time that Atreides had Laconia.
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Civilization

History

Ioannina also known as Giannena or Giannina is the capital and largest city of Ioannina prefecture and the whole Epirus. The first signs of human activity in the region of Ioannina date back to the Paleolithic Age (38,000 years ago).
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History of Tinos

There are two options for the name of Tinos. The first, that it got its name from the first settler of the island and the second from the Phoenician word “TANNOTE” which means snake. In antiquity, it was also known as Ophioussa (snake land), due to numerous snakes as well as Hydroussa, due to waters it had.
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History

Founder of Nauplia (=navy town) is said to have been the legendary hero after the same name, father of Palamides. Nauplia played an important role in all phases of Greek history since antiquity and till nowadays. It stood out as a pan-Hellenic centre, specially during the time of Greek Revolution, and became the capital city of reborn Greece.
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History of Leucadia

“White rock” or “White end” was at first called the south end of the island, presently called Lefkatas. After the word Lefkas the adjective Lefkatis and in Doric language Lefkatas, meaning the master of Lefkas rock and was given to Apollo, the master of the peninsula.
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Civilization

History of Delphi

Delphi used to be the navel of the Earth, where, according to mythology, the two eagles Zeus sent from the end of cosmos to find the centre of the world met. The oldest findings in Delphi region date back to the Neolithic Age (about 4,000 B.C.).
 
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Civilization

History

Thessalonica is the second largest city of Greece, capital of the homonymous prefecture and of Central Greece Periphery. In its long historic journey, it was found under the possession of several nations and was a place of cultural appointment of different origins.
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History

This region of Vermio where Naoussa stands today and where Herodotus sets the magnificent “Gardens of Midas” was conquered since ancient years by Bryges, who emigrated from Asia to Europe even before the Trojan War.
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History

Kos is a rich in historic monuments island and presents notable archeological and tourist interest. The island has been inhabited since the pre-historic times. It was first colonized by kars and in historic years it accepted Dories from Argolida.
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Civilization

History

We can trace findings of human presence in Corfu going back to the Paleolithic Age but also bones from the Neolithic Age have come to light. Famous Faiakes, of Phoenician origin, inhabited the region since Homeric years. The first Greeks colonists came from Eretria, Euboea.

 

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History of Santorini

The existence of archeological findings in Acrotiri proves that before the explosion, there was a developed and probably aristocratic life in Santorini, a fact confirming the human presence on the island before the Bronze Age.
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History of Mytilene

Mytilene or Lesvos took its name after Lapithos’ son, Lesvos, who got married to Methemna, daughter of King Makara. Lesvos was first inhabited by Achaeans led by the son of Orestes, Penthilos. Penthilids are also mentioned in the place during the classical era (6th-5th century B.C.).
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Civilization

History

Kalampaka is known all around Greece and the whole world for its majestic monasteries built on the tops of rocks of Meteora and are on the East and Northern side. The ancient name of the city was Aeginion. It is so commemorated in the Hellenistic and Roman years thanks to the importance of its position.
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Civilization

History of AlexandropolisIn the southeastern end of West Thrace human habitation is present since Neolithic Era (4500-300 B.C.). During the Bronze Age (300o-1050 B.C.) there are not many traces of active participation of the city. In the early Iron Age (1050-650 B.C.) several Thracian races appear and settle on mountainous areas and in rare cases in the plains.Alexandropolis is inhabited by Kikons, the famous Thracian people, whom Odysseus and his comrades got into conflict on their return from Troy.

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History of Rhodes

The island was inhabited at the end of the Paleolithic era (4,000 B.C.). In 408 B.C., the three big cities of the island, Ialyssos, Kamiros and Lindos founded the city of Rhodes. The three centuries to follow were the “gold period” of Rhodes. Naval trade, navigation as well as the shrewd and progressive policies and diplomatic moves kept the city strong and prosperous till Roman times.
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History

The classic legend says that the Giants Hercules exterminated during the Giant Battle are buried under the mighty rocky canyons of Mykonos. Its name seems to mean “heap of rocks” or “rocky land”. According to a more modern aspect, the island is connected to the hero Mykonos, son of the King of Delos Anios, son himself of the god Apollo and the nymph Roios, coming from Dionysus.
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