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Extractions: Main Other Creative Pursuits htmlAdWH('7002588', '234', '60'); Greek Folk Instrumentation Styles Klarino, Violi, and Lavouto Karamoudza and Daouli Bouzouki and Baglamas In each folkloric area of Greece the musicians play different folk instruments. Some instruments are found in many areas, while some are only found in a few regions. The typical folk orchestra of the mainland includes the klarino (Greek Albert system clarinet), the violi (violin), the lavouto (Greek lute), the defi (Greek hand drum like the tambourine), and sometimes the sandouri (a Greek hammered dulcimer). The typical island folk orchestra usually includes the violi and the lavouto, and sometimes the santouri. In Thrace and some of the Aegean islands they often include the toumbeleki, a hand drum. In traditional Greek folk music the musicians do not play harmony but instead use heterophony. Each musician plays the melody in a different way (improvising decorations and embellishments). Sometimes at the end of a song, the lead musician will play improvisations (taximia) in the mode of the song, and this excites the dancers to new heights.
Touring Areas In Greece way of approaching the scenic and mountainous region of Pelion In common with therest of eastern greece, it is connect the island with the mainland; most leave http://homepage.ntlworld.com/anthony.campbell1/cycling/greece/regions.html
Extractions: HOME BACK GENERAL WILDLIFE In this section I provide some information about the main cycle touring areas in Greece. Note that I'm a member of Cycloclimbing OCD and the notes provided here reflect this, being biased towards mountain cycling. However, most of Greece is mountainous, so this is fairly appropriate. I don't try to cover all the areas in detail, but if you want further information about anywhere in particular email me and I'll help if I can: substitute "ac"@ for "www." in my website address. This is the area round Athens and probably most cyclists will merely pass through it on their way to other regions. However, there is at least one impressive mountain area which is worth visiting; this is the Parnitha region north of Athens. (See my Greek pictures for a sample.) Mt Parnitha itself is at 1413m, but the actual summit is closed because of the radar station. However, there is a pass nearby which is at 1260 m. The approach through the outlying suburbs is dreary but once you start the climb traffic is light on weekdays and views are rewarding. The best way of going is via Varibobi (Varibombi) and Thrakomakedones; then there are numerous hairpins as the road goes up the mountainside. The gradient on the climb is about 8% most of the way. There is a hotel on top and a cafe but the general atmosphere is rural, and it is possible to make a pleasant circuit of the mountain top. Parnitha is part of a larger mountainous area and rough roads lead away down gorges from close to the summit. Another climb in the same mountain chain, a little to the west of Parnitha, goes via the village of Fili to Stefani and upwards to a quiet pass at about 500m. The road ends here despite what most maps say but it is possible to continue on roughstuff paths; eventually you reach quite reasonable unsurfaced roads and this affords an alternative route to Thebes cutting out some fairly dull country to the E.
AllTravel Peloponnese Greece Travel And Tourism Like the ancient hordes who used to invade the Peloponnese from mainland greece,you will probably arrive in the region via the Isthmus of Corinth. http://www.alltravelgreece.com/Greece/Destination_Guides/Regions/Peloponnese.htm
Extractions: Attractions - Greece Discover the beauty of Greece Attractions - Athens Explore the enchantment of Athens Find Accommodation in Peloponnese Natural beauty and historical treasures... If the prospect of layer upon layer of historical legacy doesnt draw you to the Peloponnese, go anyway. Because as well as Byzantine cities and Venetian fortresses the regions natural beauty is enhanced by citrus groves, snow-capped mountains and Greeces most untouched beaches. Put simply, youll find that its the perfect place to relax after the bustle of Athens. L ike the ancient hordes who used to invade the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, you will probably arrive in the region via the Isthmus of Corinth. It was this thin strand of soil that allowed the Peloponnese to cling to the mainland for several millennia after the birth of civilization. The peninsula technically became an island, though, when a canal was cut through the isthmus at the end of the 19th century. As you pass into the Peloponnese, stay overnight in Ancient Corinth (7km from its modern namesake) and visit Acrocorinth a pastiche of Roman, Byzantine, Frankish and Turkish architectural styles, all perched on a 575m high limestone rock.
General Info About Greece The mainland portion of greece comprises the regions of Thraki and Macedonia in thenorth; Epirus, Thessaly, and Central greece in the central section; and in http://alexandros.com/Greece/info.html
Extractions: GREECE Hellas , officially known as the "Hellenic Republic" is the southeastern most country in Europe, occupying the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Albania, X-Yugoslavia (the Republic of Skopje) and Bulgaria from the north, and the European part of Turkey from the northeast. From the east by the Aegean Sea , from the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and from the west the Ionian Sea , including more than 400 islands, which occupy more than one fifth of its total land territory the total area of the country is 131,957 square kilometers (50,949 square miles). The mainland portion of Greece comprises the regions of Thraki and Macedonia in the north; Epirus, Thessaly , and Central Greece in the central section; and in the south Peloponnisos , a peninsula which is connected to the rest of the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth . The remainder of Greece consists of more than 400 islands, (only 149 are inhabited.) These are Evia, Crete , or Kriti , the Northern Sporades , the Cyclades , the Dodecanisa Chios, Limnos, Lesvos, Samos, Samothraki
Extractions: Holidays to mainland Greece have become increasingly popular over recent years and offer a range of different holiday choices in some superb landscapes. The mainland tends to be much greener than the Greek Island and in general is less developed for the holiday industry. Charter flights from the UK operate to a number of regions on the mainland including Halkadiki, Parga The Pelion peninsula (Served by flights to Volos) and Preveza. Mainland Greece - Stunning scenery and fabulous beaches. Macedonia is the largest region in Greece with Thessaloniki as its capital. Halkidiki is famous for stunning scenery and fabulous beaches; Kavala has ferry connections to the Island Thassos. The Pelion peninsula in increasing popular and is well served with holiday flights from the UK. The Pelion region is unspoilt, green and lush and a contrast to the Greek Islands. Mainland Greece - Excellent beaches and cosmopolitan resorts.
Extractions: It's the personification of everything associated with the Mediterranean : relaxing islands surrounded by azure blue warm waters, nice beaches under a blue summer sky,... But Greece is so much more ! It is there that lies the cradle of Western culture. Its scholars, philosophers, scientists, writers, poets have all contributed to make Western civilisation what it is today; heck, it's the society which gave us democracy. Therefore, it's not surprising that Greece has lots of ancient ruins, still lying there as a testimony of a great past. For a never disappointing holiday, whatever your interests are, head to Greece. I'm sure it'll have something on offer for you too. It's cheap enough, and if you put just a little effort into it, you'll find the people - even in the tourist centres - surprisingly friendly. Hellenic Republic - Government : Democratic parliamentary republic.
Extractions: Home Page Window to Greece Greece Today Environment Environment Greece is famous for its lavish natural environment, unique beauties and variegated landscape, resulting from the interplay of numerous factors, such as the geographical location of the country, the range of climatic conditions, the existence of huge massifs, the coastlines extending to thousands of kilometers, and isolated wetlands/ecosystems hosting an interesting diversity of flora and fauna. The diversity of Greek forests is unique and barely matched by other countries in the world, in relation to the total area of Greece. In the northern regions of the country we encounter temperate forests while in the southern regions thrive tropical palm trees. The variety of Greek forests is the result of the intense relief of the country that is strategically situated at the crossroad of three continents. Perhaps, the fact that the Greek peninsula was not covered by ice during the last Ice Age contributed also to its biodiversity. This caused the migration of northern European plant species to the Greek peninsula where they cross-bred with local varieties and adjusted perfectly to local climatic conditions. The National Parks protected land areas of exceptional beauty cover an area totaling 68,732 hectares. The wetland of Prespa , the largest in Greece, is unique in terms of its avifauna and endemic vegetation; the same is true for Mt. Parnetha in Attica, Mt. Parnassus in Voiotia, Mt. Oite in Fthiotis, Mt. Olympus, Vikos-Aoos in Ioannina, and the National Park of Pindos inhabited by a rare species of bears (mainly in the region of Zesti Koilada / Valia Calda) as well as in
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Brief Description Of The Greek Dance REGIONAL CHARACTERISTICS greece has 6 mainland regions Epirus, Macedonia,Thrace, Thessaly, Roumeli Central greece and Peloponnesos. http://www.nostos.com/dance/
Extractions: Introduction Greece is one of the few countries in the world where the folk dances are as alive today as they were in ancient times. Dance has always played an important role in the life of a Greek. It is an expression of human feelings and everyday life. The Greeks danced at religious festivals, ceremonies; they danced to ensure fertility; they danced to prepare for war and to celebrate victories; they danced at weddings; they danced to overcome depression and to cure physical illness. Almost every dance has a story to tell. Dance was regarded as one of the highest forms of art. Plato agreed with his mentor Socrates that every educated man should know how to dance gracefully by which he meant the manly exercises that kept the body strong and supple and ready to do its duty on the battlefield. The Pyrrhic, or weapon dance (a form of mock combat) taken from Crete and perfected in Sparta, was the ideal. The dance, of all the arts, is the one that most influences the soul. Dancing is divine in its nature and is the gift of the gods. Plato
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Regions Of Greece regions of greece. covering an area of 131,944 square kilometres and containinga population of about 10,000,000, consists of mainland greece (Attica, the http://www.itw.com.tr/greece/regions.htm
Extractions: Regions of Greece The Greek peninsula, covering an area of 131,944 square kilometres and containing a population of about 10,000,000, consists of mainland Greece (Attica, the Peloponnese, Central Greece, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace) and the Islands. Geographically it belongs to Europe since it forms the most southerly extremity of the Balkan peninsula but it also has a special link with Europe through the small entity of the Ionian Islands (Zante, Ithaca, Corfu, Cephallonia, Lefkas and Paxi) which form a chain off Greece's western shores in the Ionian Sea. There are the numerous islands of the Aegean Sea, some isolated like Crete to the South, Ikaria, Chios and Lesbos to the East, Thassos and Samothraki to the North. The Cyclades consist of 39 islands of which 24 are inhabited, the more important ones being Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Folegandros, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini (also called Thera), Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos.
GoGreece.com: Weather In Greece The main climatic regions of greece are the mainland mountains, Attica (the southeasternmostpart of the mainland) and the Aegean, the west including the http://www.gogreece.com/travel/weather/
Extractions: Greek Weather The dominant condition of Greece's climate is the alternation between hot, dry summers and cold, damp winters typical of the Mediterranean. But considerable local variation results from elevation and distance from the sea. Generally, continental influences are felt farther north and in the center of the mainland. The main climatic regions of Greece are the mainland mountains, Attica (the southeasternmost part of the mainland) and the Aegean, the west including the Ionian Islands, and the continental northeast. In winter low-pressure systems reach Greece from the North Atlantic, bringing rain and moderating temperatures but also drawing cold winds from the eastern Balkans over Macedonia and Thrace as they pass into the Aegean Sea. The same low-pressure systems also draw warmer winds from the south, creating an average January temperature differential of 4° C between Thessaloniki (6° C) and Athens (10° C). Cyclonic depressions provide the lowlands of the west and the south with mild winters and little frost. Beginning in late fall and continuing through the winter, the Ionian Islands and the western mountains of the mainland receive abundant rain (snow at higher elevations) from the west, whereas the eastern mainland, shielded by the mountains, receives much less precipitation. Thus the average annual rainfall of Corfu off the west coast is 1,300 millimeters; that of Athens on the southeastern mainland is only 406 millimeters. In summer the influence of low-pressure systems is much less, allowing for hot, dry conditions and an average sea-level temperature of 27° C in July. Summer winds have a moderating effect along the coast, but very dry, hot winds have a parching effect that causes drought in the Aegean area. The Ionian and Aegean islands are especially warm in October and November. Elevation has an appreciable effect on temperature and precipitation at all latitudes, however. At higher elevations in the interior, some rainfall occurs year-round, and higher mountains in the southern Peloponnesus and on Crete are snowcapped for several months of the year. The mountains of Macedonia and Thrace have colder continental winters influenced by winds channeled through the river valleys from the north. About GoGreece.com Advertising Information Contact us
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History of dances from several areas of greece including the islands of Crete, Karpathos,Chios, and the Cyclades and Ionian Islands and the mainland regions of Megara http://www.minoans.com/History.htm
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Extractions: Attika/Athens, Cape Sounion with temple of Poseidon. We think today of "Greece" as consisting of the modern political entity of Greece. In antiquity, however, the Greek world spanned far beyond the borders of the modern country, which is best to view as the Greek homeland (often referred to as Mainland Greece). Beginning as early as the 11th century B.C., the ancient Greeks colonized the coastal regions of other parts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, so that by the 6th century B.C. Greek settlements extended from modern Georgia (on the eastern shore of the Black Sea) all the way to Spain. Among the modern countries included in the ancient world of the Greeks are the Ukraine, Roumania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Italy (including Sicily), France, and Spain. Modern cities that were originally Greek colonies or settlements include Alexandria in Egypt, Istanbul in Turkey, Syracuse in Sicily, and Marseilles in France.
Extractions: Before You Go Greek Entry Requirements for US Citizens: Embassy of Greece 2221 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 20008. (202) 939-5800, or consulate in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, LAX, New Orleans, NYC, or SFO. Dual Nationality: Greek Entry Requirements for EU Citizens: Greece is part of the EU. Passport or Identity card required. No visa requirement for EU citizens. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated travel advisory for visitors to Greece. Updated 7 th November 2002. For current updates visit The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website SAFETY AND SECURITY Greece is generally a safe country but visitors should be aware that the tourist season attracts an increase in incidents of theft of wallets, handbags etc. particularly in areas and events where crowds gather. Passports and other valuables should be left in safe custody at the hotel or apartment. Personal attacks, including sexual assaults and rape, are infrequent. However there have been incidents of sexual assault and rape on some Greek Islands. Visitors are therefore advised to maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. We strongly advise lone visitors, especially, never to accept lifts from strangers or passing acquaintances at any time.