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Greece

Athens

The next stop was Greece, which is in the southern part of Europe. To me there's not much to say about Greece. I know they started democracy and is considered one of the most influential world civilizations. Right now its suffering its most severe debt crisis since 1974. Greece is poorer then spain but still doing pretty good compared to some other countries. Besides the geographical facts i learned a lot, for example, they have temples to the Gods they believe in, which are nothing more than pillars and dust now, but some people still go to worship them. The nicest temple i saw was Athena's temple, which i thought was unfair because she's a major god but i haven't heard one story where she was in charge of the gods or even saved the world. They also have Delphi which is a oracle that will tell you something that will happen to you or that you are, like a fortune cookie. I think its fake but i would be lying if i said i didn't go to see what it would say. I wont tell you what she said because i think its like a birthday wish, if you tell it wont come true. One thing i saw that really interested me was the Parthenon. The Parthenon was built as a temple to Athena, the goddess of wisdom. As time passes it changes from Athena's temple to a christian church to a mosque. It is one of the most popular sights in Greece. I went to climb Mytikas, better known as mount Olympus. I didn't see any gods or a castle ,with streets of gold and flying horses,but i didn't get all the way to the top, so that will be a mystery i will solve later.
zeus's temple

zeus's temple


the parthenon

the parthenon

mount olympus

mount olympus

Posted by shelby hrapchak 06:58 Archived in Greece Comments (0)

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