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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Greek Museums and Historic Sites

Greek Museums and Historic Sites

Museums and Historic Sites in Greece

Greece is the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, history, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama. Greek culture has had a significant influence on many other cultures, and there are many famous museums in Greece.

Greece is at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, giving Greece the longest coastline in the Mediterranean, with over 227 inhabited islands.

Explore Greek Museums and Historic Sites

Museums in Athens

Athens Historical Sites

Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki Historical Sites

Delphi Museums and Historical Sites

Delphi Historical Sites

Delos Museums and Historical Sites

Santorini Museums

  • Museum of Prehistoric Thera
  • Archaeological Museum of Thera
  • Maritime Museum, Santorini

Thera Historical Site

Olympia Museums and Historical Sites

Corinth Museums and Historical Site

Mycenae Museum and Historical Site

Epidaurus Museum & Historic Site

Heraklion, Crete Museum & Historic Site

Meteora Historic Site 

Milos Museum & Historic Site

  • Milos Historical Sites
  • Milos Museum

Mystras Historic Site

Pella Museum & Historic Site

Cradle of Civilization

A “cradle of civilization” is a term used to identify locations where civilization are understood to have emerged. Amongst the earliest civilizations that developed are Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ancient India and Ancient China. The extent to which there was significant influence between the early civilizations of the Near East and those of East Asia is disputed. The civilizations of Mesoamerica, mainly in modern Mexico and Peru, emerged independently from those in Eurasia.

Civilizations have been defined using various criteria such as the use of writing, cities, a class-based society, agriculture, animal husbandry and monumental architecture.

Cradle of Western Civilization

There is an academic consensus that Classical Greece is the seminal culture which provided the foundation of modern Western culture, based on democracy, art, theatre, philosophy and science. For this reason, it is known as the cradle of Western Civilization.

Greece

  • Country:                    Greece or the Hellenic Republic
  • Greek:                        Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
  • Capital:                      Athens
  • Official languages:     Greek
  • Population                 11.2 million

Greek Proverbs and Quotes

Greece

Greek Proverbs and Quotes

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“One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom.”
– Socrates

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” The donkey called the rooster big-headed.”

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” The camel can’t see her own hump.”

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“The tongue has no bones, but bones it crushes.”

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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”
– Plato

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“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
– Hippocrates

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“Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.”
– Antisthenes

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“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.”
– Aristotle

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
– Hippocrates.

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“Wine and children speak the truth.”

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“Wait for the wisest of all counsellors, time.”
– Pericles

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“Life is short, the art long.”
– Hippocrates

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“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence. ”
– John Milton

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