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Did you know that #Milos is known as #Aphrodite's #island?

Did you know that #Milos is known as #Aphrodite's #island?

Did you know about the #history and #mystery about Phaistos Disc? #Crete #KeyTours

Did you know about the #history and #mystery about Phaistos Disc? #Crete #KeyTours

Did you know...a Sophocles #saying? "The problem with #Greece is that is just too beautiful..."

Did you know...a Sophocles #saying? "The problem with #Greece is that is just too beautiful..."

Has anyone wearing Nike shoes or clothing ever wondered where the name came from?  The name "marathon" and the distance used today of 42.195 kilometres go back to the legend of Pheidippides.  He was said to have collapsed dead after running the approx. 40 kilometer stretch from Marathon to #Athens to proclaim his message "Nike, Nike!" (victory, victory).

Has anyone wearing Nike shoes or clothing ever wondered where the name came from? The name "marathon" and the distance used today of 42.195 kilometres go back to the legend of Pheidippides. He was said to have collapsed dead after running the approx. 40 kilometer stretch from Marathon to #Athens to proclaim his message "Nike, Nike!" (victory, victory).

Did you know that... the #Greeks were the first to have a democratic government?  www.keytours.gr

Did you know that... the #Greeks were the first to have a democratic government? www.keytours.gr

Did you know that the Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions? It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck, but its significance and complexity were not understood until a century later.  The Antikythera mechanism and one of its latest reconstructions is kept today at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Did you know that the Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions? It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck, but its significance and complexity were not understood until a century later. The Antikythera mechanism and one of its latest reconstructions is kept today at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Did you know that the word "barbarian" comes from the #Greek word "barbaroi", which means people who don’t speak Greek and therefore sound like they’re saying "bar-bar-bar-bar"!  Discover more about Greeks and Ancient Greece on Key Tours #tours: http://www.keytours.gr/

Did you know that the word "barbarian" comes from the #Greek word "barbaroi", which means people who don’t speak Greek and therefore sound like they’re saying "bar-bar-bar-bar"! Discover more about Greeks and Ancient Greece on Key Tours #tours: http://www.keytours.gr/

Did you know... that the first #Olympic games were held in #Greece almost 3000 years ago?

Did you know... that the first #Olympic games were held in #Greece almost 3000 years ago?

Did you know that.... In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poison...?  Discover more facts about ancient #Greece in one of our #tours: http://www.keytours.gr/destinations/location/athens-tours

Did you know that.... In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poison...? Discover more facts about ancient #Greece in one of our #tours: http://www.keytours.gr/destinations/location/athens-tours

Did you know that the Asclepieion at #Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where ill people went in the hope of being cured? Join Epidaurus tours and learn more with Key Tours!  http://blog.keytours.gr/2013/06/epidaurus-tours.html

Did you know that the Asclepieion at #Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where ill people went in the hope of being cured? Join Epidaurus tours and learn more with Key Tours! http://blog.keytours.gr/2013/06/epidaurus-tours.html


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