Posted by: gardner310 | October 9, 2012

Greek Trivia

The ancient civilizations of Corinth and Mycenae are both accessible from the port of Corinth so never having been to either I took advantage of the opportunity to see both.

We often forget how much the Greeks influenced our modern life. King Fidom in the 8th century BC “invented ” the lighthouse and the kilo measurement as well as created the Greek drachma. Did the man ever sleep?

Greece is the third most mountainous country in Europe after Norway and Albania so the landscapes are dramatic.

Feta cheese has to have at least 17% goat or sheep milk to be able to be called feta.

The Corinth canal was in use from the 7th to the 19th century. Talk about solid construction.

Mycenaean culture is the oldest on mainland Europe. Crete wins for the oldest culture but it’s on an island and was destroyed by the Santorini volcano eruption.

Although the Acropolis in Athens is the most famous, every city in Greece has an acropolis. ACRO means height and it was the public building at the top of the city.

Read on for the photos of ancient Corinth and the palace of Agamemnon in Mycenae.


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