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Corfu – Ponticonissi

Corfu – Ponticonissi

The island named Pontikonisi (Greek meaning “mouse island”) although small is very green with many trees, and the highest natural point, (not counting the trees or man made structures such as the monastery), is about 2 m. Pontikonisi is home of the monastery of Pantokrator (11th or 12th century). It is the white stone staircase of the Monastery that when viewed from afar gives...

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The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology were deities that gave artists, philosophers and individuals the necessary inspiration for creation. Hesiod reveals that they were called Muses or Mouses in Greek, as the Greek word “mosis” refers to the desire and wish. The word museum also comes from the Greek Muses. The Nine Muses were: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomeni, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia,...

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The White Tower of Thessaloniki

The White Tower of Thessaloniki

The White Tower of Thessaloniki (in Greek, Λευκός Πύργος, Lefkos Pyrgos, in Macedonian: Бела Кула, Bela Kula, Turkish Beyaz Kule) is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece. It has been adopted as the symbol of the city, and also as a symbol of Greek sovereignty over Macedonia. The White...

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