What is Greece known for?


of films, most notably the wild-life documentaries ''L'Apocalypse des animaux'', ''L'Opéra sauvage (Opera Sauvage)'' and ''La Fête sauvage'', some of the music from which was released on CD. Vangelis' music for an ocean scene from the 6th episode of ''L'Apocalypse'', called "La Petite Fille de la Mer", subsequently became a modern classic. In 1980 Rossif directed a documentary dedicated to Vangelis, called ''L'Arbre de vie''. The Skouras Brothers Co, Spyros Skouras


for sources of tin to manufacture bronze. For this purpose they established trade colonies the Greeks called emporia (Emporia (ancient Greece)). From the beginning of Greek (Greece) civilization until the fall of the Roman empire in the 5th century, a financially lucrative trade brought valuable spice to Europe from the far east, including India and China. Roman commerce allowed its empire to flourish and endure. The Roman empire produced a stable and secure transportation network that enabled the shipment of trade goods without fear of significant piracy. Tourism is important and in some cases vital for many countries, such as France, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and Thailand, and many island nations, such as Mauritius, The Bahamas, Fiji, Maldives, Philippines and the Seychelles. It brings in large amounts of income in payment for goods and services available, contributing an estimated 5% to the worldwide gross domestic product (GDP), and it creates opportunities for employment in the service industries (Tertiary sector of the economy) associated with tourism. These service industries include transportation services (transport), such as airlines, cruise ships and taxicabs; hospitality services, such as accommodations (lodging), including hotels and resorts; and entertainment venues, such as amusement parks, casinos, shopping malls, music venues and theatres. right thumb Tacos de suadero (grey) and chorizo (red). (File:Tacos de suadero.jpg) * '''Tacos Al pastor''' '''De Adobada''' ("shepherd style") are made of thin pork steaks seasoned with adobo seasoning, then skewered and overlapped on one another on a vertical rotisserie cooked and flame-broiled as it spins (analogous to the ''Döner kebab'' used in Greek (Greece) restaurants to prepare gyros). * '''Tacos dorados''' (fried tacos, literally, "golden tacos") called '''''flauta''s''' ("flute", because of the shape), or taquitos, for which the tortillas are filled with pre-cooked shredded chicken, beef or ''barbacoa'', rolled into an elongated cylinder and deep-fried until crisp. They are sometimes cooked in a microwave oven or broiled. '''Turkish''' (Turkish: Commons:Category:Greece Wikipedia:Greece Dmoz:Regional Europe Greece

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in the period 1200 to 800BC and heralded the '''Golden Age of Greece,''' which lasted many centuries and spurred several scientific, architectural, political, economic, artistic, and literary achievements. Athens, Sparta, Corinth, and Thebes were the most prominent of the city-states (with Athens being the most prestigious), but there were several other advanced city-states and colonies that had developed across the Aegean basin. Greek settlements were also established in southern Italy

famous home

, Santorini island (Thira), Greece.jpg thumb 350px Panoramic view of Oia, Santorini Island * Corfu — large island with many attractions * Delphi — site of the famous oracle of Apollo, major archaeological site * Meteora — hilltop monasteries * Ithaca (Ithaca (Greece)) — famous home of Odysseus * Mount Athos — semi-independent ecclesiastical republic

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;center At the War Museum, Athens The '''75 mm Schneider-Danglis 06 09''' ( ) was a Greek (Greece)-designed and French (France)-manufactured (all manufacture, including test construction, was made by the French Schneider (Schneider Electric) company) mountain gun. Yenikoy was home to many Greek people (Greece) in the 1920s. In 1924 following the dramatic events in the War of Asia Minor, the Greek people fled their village

light ancient

it was rimless and covered with goat or sheep skin. The shield was carried by many troops of period including the light Ancient Greek (Ancient Greece) infantry known as peltasts. Some Persian and other Eastern troops used shields similar to the pelte such as Later Achaemenid takabara. It can also be seen in Scythian art. It seems however that the shield used in Greece had its origins in Thrace and central Europe. '''Routsi''' (Greek (Greek language): Ρούτσι

popular news

and entertainment programmes. Alter has been featuring popular news anchor Nikos Hadjinikolaou, morning show host Giorgos Aftias and controversial but popular investigative reporter Makis Triantafyllopoulos. Alter also airs the award-winning program Fos Sto Tounel, a program that tracked down missing persons. It also features a strong lineup of children's programming that airs daily. Since early December 2011, Alter Channel has stopped broadcasting due to financial difficulties. King

picturesque location

couples to use on their weddings due to its beautiful views of the city of Gytheio and picturesque location. '''Vatheia''' ( , also ''Vathia'') is a little town in Laconia, Greece, on the Mani Peninsula. It is part of the municipal unit Oitylo. It is famous for its grand towers (pyrgoi). Vatheia is situated in a hilly setting, and is linked with the road linking north to Areopoli and Kalamata and south to Cape Tenaro Matapan

) Peloponnese , Greece. It was the seat of the former municipality Trikolonoi. Stemnitsa is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Arcadia, due to its picturesque location and its historical churches and mansions. Description of Stemnitsa It is situated at the western edge of the Mainalo mountains, above the left bank of the river Lousios, at about 1050 m elevation. Stemnitsa

educational events

the ethnic, polytheistic (polytheism), Hellenic tradition, religion and way in contemporary Greek society. The organization arose from the union of several other independent groups of Hellenic Revivalism (Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism). Since their founding, YSEE has distributed over 200 letters of protest and press releases aimed at increasing religious freedom for Ethnikoi Hellenes in Greece and hosted over 200 educational events. * acts regulating the relationships between

large television crdocs european-benchmarking2002.pdf . *The first Olympic Games are broadcast live in Greece from Mexico City. - Television Today there are three nation-wide channels in Greece, two (ET1 (ET1 (Greece)) & NET (New Hellenic Television)) from the ''Radiomegaron'' in Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, the main ERT headquarters. The building's size is 360,000m². There is a large television facility north-east of Athens at Mesogeion Avenue. The third channel


Judaism has existed (History of the Jews in Greece) in Greece for more than 2,000 years. Sephardi Jews used to have a large presence in the city of Thessaloniki (by 1900, some 80,000, or more than half of the population, were Jews), but nowadays the Greek-Jewish community who survived German occupation and the Holocaust, during World War II, is estimated to number around 5,500 people.

Greek citizens who are Roman Catholic are estimated to be at around 50,000 with the Roman Catholic immigrant community in the country approximately 200,000. Old Calendarists (Greek Old Calendarists) account for 500,000 followers.

Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism has also been reportedly practiced by thousands of Greeks.

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