Did you know that... #Olympia was the place where the Olympic Games were held and so it was a sacred place dedicated to god #Zeus?  http://blog.keytours.gr/2013/05/olympia-unique-experience-at-affordable.html

Watching these ladies participate in part of the Olympic Flame ceremony, Ancient Olympia, Greece

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).

Pheidippides Runs First Marathon To Bring News Of Hellenic Victory Over Persia - Tom Lovell

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

Photo of Athens Wine Tasting and Ancient Corinth Day Trip from Athens Wine Tasting & Ancient Corinth trip

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

Beautiful white rocks and crystal clear turquoise waters. Sarakiniko beach is the most spectacular beach in Milos.

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

National Library - Athens, Greece My Canons are getting envious of my time wunderlusting. Like I'd take this trip with out taking at least one! JRB: I wonder if they got the design from that building in Centennial Park in Nashville?

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.

Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient, analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions thought to have been used by the Ancient Greeks.

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/

Explorations: A Webquest that Inspires Good People Through the Exploration of Ancient Greek Mythology!

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

Opening Ceremony at the 1896 Athens Olympics - been there 2011 Special Olympic International games!

Did you know... that the #Greeks were the first to develop an alphabet with vowels?  Learn more about Greeks and #ancient #Greece from our experienced tour guides in a #tour or #trip with Key Tours...  www.keytours.gr

porch of the caryatids, parthenon, athens, greece. These are modern copies and the originals are in the Parthenon museum. On the Temple of Erechtheion.

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