Travel Hit List: Greece

June 26th, 2009 by Smithsonian Journeys
The Parthenon of Athen's Acropolis. Photo: Flickr user roblisameehan.

The Parthenon of Athens' Acropolis. Photo: Flickr user roblisameehan.

We can’t wait to go back to Greece to sample the region’s famous ancient sites, tasty food, and lively music. We’re sure you’ll enjoy this incredible destination as much as we do! Scroll down to learn more.

Read: How archeologist-turned-forensic-architects have unlocked Greek construction techniques in their quest to restore the Parthenon.

Listen: Traditional Greek ballads, sung by Jimmy Lindaros.

Watch: What the oldest, best preserved Greek tomb paintings have to teach us about this ancient culture’s beliefs in terms of the afterlife.

Eat and Drink: Enjoy Smithsonian Journeys program manager Gloria Baxevanis’ account of a lovely meal in a small Greek café.

Check out: Coinage from Corinth, one of the largest cities in Ancient Greece, courtesy of the folks in the numismatics department at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Travel: Now is a great time to book a journey to Greece.

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One Response to “Travel Hit List: Greece”

  1. cathybar Says:

    If you love her…
    If you love her, let her go to Lijiang, let her grow with the warm sunshine of Lijiang.

    If you hate her, let her go to Lijiang, let her disappear at the horizon.

    If you want to feel the natural world, let me take you to worship the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

    If you want to get renascence, let me take you to the mystical Daughters Garden.

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