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A.E.K., formally Athlitikí Énosis Konstantinoupόleos (ˈaek; Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως; Athlitikí Énosis Konstantinoupόleos, Athletic Union of Constantinople), known as AEK, is a major Greek multi-sport club based in Nea Filadelfeia, Athens.
The Academy of Athens (Ακαδημία Αθηνών, Akadimía Athinón) is Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country.
The Achaemenid Empire, also called the First Persian Empire, was an empire based in Western Asia, founded by Cyrus the Great.
An acropolis (Ancient Greek: ἀκρόπολις, tr. Akrópolis; from ákros (άκρος) or ákron (άκρον) "highest, topmost, outermost" and pólis "city"; plural in English: acropoles, acropoleis or acropolises) is a settlement, especially a citadel, built upon an area of elevated ground—frequently a hill with precipitous sides, chosen for purposes of defense.
The Acropolis Museum (Μουσείο Ακρόπολης, Mouseio Akropolis) is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
Adamantios Korais or Koraïs (Ἀδαμάντιος Κοραῆς; Adamantius Coraes; Adamance Coray; 27 April 17486 April 1833) was a Greek scholar credited with laying the foundations of Modern Greek literature and a major figure in the Greek Enlightenment.
The administrative regions of Greece (περιφέρειες, peripheries) are the country's thirteen first-level administrative entities, each comprising several second-level units, originally prefectures and, since 2011, regional units.
The Aegean Sea (Αιγαίο Πέλαγος; Ege Denizi) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.
AEK Football Club (ΠΑΕ AEK; Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως; Athlitikί Énosis Konstantinoupόleos, "Athletic Union of Constantinople"), also known as AEK, is a Greek football club based in Nea Filadelfeia, municipality of Attica, Greece.
AEK Basketball Club (ΚΑΕ ΑΕΚ; Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Athlitikí Énosis Konstantinoupóleos, "Athletic Union of Constantinople"), also known as AEK B.C. or AEK, and more commonly known in European competitions as AEK Athens, is a Greek professional basketball club based in Athens, Greece, part of the major multi-sport club AEK.
Aeschylus (Αἰσχύλος Aiskhulos;; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian.
Afroditi Laoutari (Αφροδίτη Λαουτάρη, 1893–1975) was a famous Greek singer and actor at the musical theatre.
Agia Marina metro station is an underground metro station that replaced the Egaleo station as the western terminus of Athens Metro Line 3.
Agia Paraskevi (Αγία Παρασκευή, Agía Paraskeví) is a suburb and a municipality in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Agia Varvara (Αγία Βαρβάρα, meaning Saint Barbara) is a suburb in the western part of Athens, Greece.
Agioi Anargyroi (Άγιοι Ανάργυροι) is a suburb in the north-central part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero (Άγιοι Ανάργυροι-Καματερό) is a municipality in the West Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Agios Dimitrios (Greek: Άγιος Δημήτριος meaning Saint Dimitrios, before 1928: Μπραχάμι - Brachami) is a suburb in the southern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Agios Ioannis metro station (St. John's) is on Athens Metro Line 2.
Agios Panteleimonas or Aghios Panteleimonas (Άγιος Παντελεήμονας) is a neighbourhood of Athens, located northwest of the centre of Athens between Viktorias Square and Attikis Square.
Agios Stefanos (Άγιος Στέφανος, meaning Saint Stephen) is a suburb in Athens, Greece.
The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA; Γεωπονικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών) is the third oldest university in Greece.
Agrinio (Greek: Αγρίνιο,, Latin: Agrinium) is the largest city of the Aetolia-Acarnania regional unit of Greece and its largest municipality, with 106,053 inhabitants.
Aigaleo or Egaleo (Αιγάλεω) is a municipality in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Akadimia Platonos is a neighbourhood located west-northwest of the downtown part of the Greek capital of Athens.
Alexandros Papagos (Αλέξανδρος Παπάγος; 9 December 1883 – 4 October 1955) was a Greek Army officer who led the Hellenic Army in World War II and the later stages of the Greek Civil War.
Alimos (Άλιμος) is a municipality in South Athens, Greece.
The American College of Greece (ACG) was founded in 1875 by American United Church of Christ missionaries as a primary and secondary school for girls in Smyrna, Asia Minor and is considered Europe’s oldest and largest, comprehensive, U.S.-accredited academic institution and the largest private institute of tertiary education in Greece.
Ampelokipoi B.C. or Ampelokipi B.C. (Α.Ο. Αμπελοκήπων, Αμπελόκηποι) is a Greek basketball club that is based in the Athenian neighborhood Ampelokipoi.
Ampelokipoi or 'Ampelokipi, meaning 'vineyards', is a large, central district of the city of Athens.
Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies based on voluntary institutions.
Anatolia (Modern Greek: Ανατολία Anatolía, from Ἀνατολή Anatolḗ,; "east" or "rise"), also known as Asia Minor (Medieval and Modern Greek: Μικρά Ἀσία Mikrá Asía, "small Asia"), Asian Turkey, the Anatolian peninsula, or the Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey.
The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill.
Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 13th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (AD 600).
The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.
In British law, an ancient monument is an early historical structure or monument (e.g. an archaeological site) worthy of preservation and study due to archaeological or heritage interest.
In historiography, ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.
Andrea Syngrou Avenue (Λεωφόρος Ανδρέα Συγγρού) is a major road in Athens, linking the city centre with Poseidonos Avenue near the Bay of Faliro.
ANEK Lines (Ανώνυμη Ναυτιλιακή Εταιρεία Κρήτης, Anonymi Naftiliaki Eteria Kritis, Anonymous Shipping Company of Crete) is the largest passenger shipping company in Greece.
Ano Liosia (Άνω Λιόσια) is a suburb and a former municipality in the northern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Anthoupoli metro station is the northern terminal station of Athens Metro Line 2 since the Peristeri extension in April 2013.
Apollon Smyrnis Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ Απόλλων Σμύρνης), or in its full name Gymnasticos Syllogos Apollon Smyrnis (Greek: Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Απόλλων Σμύρνης, Gymnastics Society Apollon of Smyrna) is a Greek football club based in the city of Athens, that plays in the Super League.
Archaeological science, also known as archaeometry, consists of the application of scientific techniques to the analysis of archaeological materials, to assist in dating the materials.
The Archaeological Society of Athens (Greek: Εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία) is an independent learned society.
Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.
An architectural style is characterized by the features that make a building or other structure notable or historically identifiable.
Argyroupoli (Αργυρούπολη) is a suburb in the southern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs,; 384–322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece.
Arizona State University (commonly referred to as ASU or Arizona State) is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona.
Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Asteras Exarchion, alternatively called Asteras Exarchia (Greek: Αστέρας Εξαρχείων), is a Greek sports club from Exarcheia, Athens, founded in 1928, but competing under its current name from 1967.
Atena Lucana is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.
Atenas (ah-TEN-nahss) is the capital city of the canton of Atenas in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica.
Atenas is the fifth canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica.
Ateny is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nowinka, within Augustów County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.
Athena; Attic Greek: Ἀθηνᾶ, Athēnā, or Ἀθηναία, Athēnaia; Epic: Ἀθηναίη, Athēnaiē; Doric: Ἀθάνα, Athānā or Athene,; Ionic: Ἀθήνη, Athēnē often given the epithet Pallas,; Παλλὰς is the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare, who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva.
Athena is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States.
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
Athens is a village in Greene County, New York, United States.
The Athens Concert Hall (Greek: Μέγαρον Μουσικής Αθηνών, Mégaron Mousikis Athinon) is a concert hall located in Athens, on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue.
Athens County is a county in southeastern Ohio.
Athens – Epidaurus Festival is an annual arts festival that takes place in Athens and Epidaurus, from May to October.
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών «Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος», Diethnís Aeroliménas Athinón "Elefthérios Venizélos"), commonly initialized as "AIA", began operation on 28 March 2001 and is the primary international airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica.
The Athens Mass Transit System is the largest mass transit system of Greece.
The Athens Metro (Μετρό Αθήνας, Metró Athínas) is a rapid-transit system in Greece which serves the Athens conurbation and parts of East Attica.
The Athens Olympic Park (formerly known as Olympic Athletic Center of Athens "Spiros Louis" (Ολυμπιακό Αθλητικό Κέντρο Αθηνών "Σπύρος Λούης", Olympiakó Athlitikó Kéntro Athinón "Spýros Loúis") or OACA (OAKA)), is a sport facilities complex located at Marousi, northeast Athens, Greece.
The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurred in November 1973 as a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974.
The Athens Prefecture (Νομαρχία Αθηνών) was one of the prefectures of Greece.
Athens railway station (Sidirodromikós Stathmós Athinón) is the main railway station of Athens, the capital city of Greece.
Athens Riviera is the coastal area in the southern suburbs of Athens, Greece from Piraeus to Sounio.
The Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA; Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών, ΑΣΚΤ, literally: Highest School of Fine Arts), is Greece's premier Art school whose main objective is to develop the artistic talents of its students.
Athens Township is one of the fourteen townships of Athens County, Ohio, United States.
Athens Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Athens Township is a township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Athens Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States.
Athens Township is in Isanti County, Minnesota.
Athens Township is a township in Jewell County, Kansas, USA.
Athens Township is a civil township of southwest Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about south of Battle Creek.
The Athens Tram is the modern public tram network system serving Athens, Greece.
Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB; Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Oikonomiko Panepistimio Athinon, abbrev. ΟΠΑ, OPA) was founded in 1920 in Athens, Greece.
Athens is a city in Limestone County, in the State of Alabama.
Athens is an unincorporated community in the northeastern corner of Howard County, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States.
Athens is a relatively prosperous unincorporated community in the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles County, California, numbering 9,101 people in the 2000 census.
Athens, officially Athens–Clarke County, is a consolidated city–county and American college town in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Athens is a city in Menard County, Illinois, United States.
Athens is an unincorporated community hamlet in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, originally called Hoover Station.
Athens is a small unincorporated village in the rural services area of Lexington-Fayette Urban County to the east of Interstate 75 in Kentucky in the United States.
Athens is a village in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Athens is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States.
Athens is a village in Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Athens is an unincorporated community in Athens Township, Isanti County, Minnesota, United States.
Athens is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Mississippi.
Athens is a town in Greene County, New York, United States.
Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States.
Athens (2011 Population 3,118) is a township in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Athens is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States, located south of the New York state line on the Susquehanna and Chemung rivers.
Athens is a city in McMinn County, Tennessee, United States.
Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States.
Athens (or AY-thinz) is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States.
Athens is a town in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States.
Athens is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States.
Athenstedt is a village and a former municipality in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Athinaikos A.C. (Αθηναϊκός Α.Σ., full name Athinaikos Athletic Club) is a Greek multisport-club, founded in 1917.
Atina is a town and comune in the province of Frosinone, Lazio region of central Italy.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Atlántida is a department located on the north Caribbean shore of Honduras, Central America.
Atromitos Football Club (PAE APS Atromitos Athinon, literally meaning "Fearless"), also known as Atromitos, is an association football club based in Peristeri, Athens that plays in the Superleague Greece.
Attic Greek is the Greek dialect of ancient Attica, including the city of Athens.
Attica (Αττική, Ancient Greek Attikḗ or; or), or the Attic peninsula, is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of present-day Greece.
Attica Region (Περιφέρεια Αττικής, Periféria Attikís) is an administrative region of Greece, that encompasses the entire metropolitan area of Athens, the country's capital and largest city.
Attica Zoological Park, is a private zoo located in the Athens suburb of Spata, Greece.
Attiki Odos (Αττική Οδός) is a privately owned toll motorway system in Greece.
The Balkans, or the Balkan Peninsula, is a geographic area in southeastern Europe with various and disputed definitions.
The Battle of Marathon (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece.
The Battle of Salamis (Ναυμαχία τῆς Σαλαμῖνος, Naumachia tēs Salaminos) was a naval battle fought between an alliance of Greek city-states under Themistocles and the Persian Empire under King Xerxes in 480 BC which resulted in a decisive victory for the outnumbered Greeks.
The Battle of Thermopylae (Greek: Μάχη τῶν Θερμοπυλῶν, Machē tōn Thermopylōn) was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece.
Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.
Belgrade (Beograd / Београд, meaning "White city",; names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Serbia.
The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, is housed in the Benakis family mansion in downtown Athens, Greece.
Bethlehem (بيت لحم, "House of Meat"; בֵּית לֶחֶם,, "House of Bread";; Bethleem; initially named after Canaanite fertility god Lehem) is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, Palestine, about south of Jerusalem.
The Bibliotheca (Βιβλιοθήκη Bibliothēkē, "Library"), also known as the Bibliotheca of Pseudo-Apollodorus, is a compendium of Greek myths and heroic legends, arranged in three books, generally dated to the first or second century AD.
Boeotia, sometimes alternatively Latinised as Boiotia, or Beotia (Βοιωτία,,; modern transliteration Voiotía, also Viotía, formerly Cadmeis), is one of the regional units of Greece.
Bucharest (București) is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre.
Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum (Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο) is situated at Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in Athens, Greece.
Byzantine art is the name for the artistic products of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, as well as the nations and states that inherited culturally from the empire.
The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium).
Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.
A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government.
Cecrops (Κέκροψ, Kékrops; gen.: Κέκροπος) was a mythical king of Athens who, according to Eusebius reigned for fifty years.
Central Athens (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Κεντρικού Τομέα Αθηνών) is one of the regional units of Greece.
Continental Greece (Στερεά Ελλάδα, Stereá Elláda; formerly Χέρσος Ἑλλάς, Chérsos Ellás), colloquially known as Roúmeli (Ρούμελη), is a traditional geographic region of Greece.
Cephissus (Κηφισός, Kifisos) is a river flowing through the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Chaidari (Greek, modern: Χαϊδάρι, Ancient/Katharevousa: Χαϊδάριον), is a suburb in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, west of central Athens.
Chalandri (Χαλάνδρι, Ancient Greek: Φλύα, Phlya) is a suburb in the northern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Cholargos (Χολαργός) - alternate name, Holargos - is a suburb of Athens, Greece, located northeast of the city center and about away from Syntagma Square.
Christian August Lobeck (5 June 1781 – 25 August 1860) was a German classical scholar.
The Church of Panagia Kapnikarea (Εκκλησία της Παναγίας Καπνικαρέας) or just Kapnikarea (Greek: Καπνικαρέα) is a Greek Orthodox church and one of the oldest churches in Athens.
A city is a large human settlement.
The terms city limit and city boundary refer to the defined boundary or border of a city.
The City Mayors Foundation, also known as City Mayors, is an international think tank dedicated to urban affairs.
City of the Violet Crown is a term for at least two different cities.
The city of Athens (Ἀθῆναι, Athênai a.tʰɛ̂ː.nai̯; Modern Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athínai) during the classical period of Ancient Greece (508–322 BC) was the major urban center of the notable polis (city-state) of the same name, located in Attica, Greece, leading the Delian League in the Peloponnesian War against Sparta and the Peloponnesian League.
Classical Greece was a period of around 200 years (5th and 4th centuries BC) in Greek culture.
Cleisthenes (Κλεισθένης, Kleisthénēs; also Clisthenes or Kleisthenes) was an ancient Athenian lawgiver credited with reforming the constitution of ancient Athens and setting it on a democratic footing in 508/7 BC.
Coca-Cola, or Coke (also Pemberton's Cola at certain Georgian vendors), is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre and middle to outer suburbs beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) (methane stored at high pressure) is a fuel which can be used in place of gasoline (petrol), Diesel fuel and propane/LPG.
Corinth (Κόρινθος, Kórinthos) is an ancient city and former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, which is located in south-central Greece.
The term "cradle of civilization" refers to locations where, according to current archeological data, civilization is understood to have emerged.
The Crusades were a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period.
The ancient Cycladic culture flourished in the islands of the Aegean Sea from c. 3300 to 1100 BCE.
Cyclopean masonry is a type of stonework found in Mycenaean architecture, built with massive limestone boulders, roughly fitted together with minimal clearance between adjacent stones and no use of mortar.
Dafni (Δάφνη) is a suburb of Athens, Greece.
Dafni-Ymittos (Δάφνη-Υμηττός) is a municipality in the Central Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Daphni or Dafni (Modern Greek: Δαφνί; Katharevousa: Δαφνίον, Daphnion) is an eleventh-century Byzantine monastery northwest of central Athens in the suburb of Chaidari, south of Athinon Avenue (GR-8A).
The Delian League, founded in 478 BC, was an association of Greek city-states, with the amount of members numbering between 150 to 330under the leadership of Athens, whose purpose was to continue fighting the Persian Empire after the Greek victory in the Battle of Plataea at the end of the Second Persian invasion of Greece.
Demetrius of Phalerum (also Demetrius of Phaleron or Demetrius Phalereus; Δημήτριος ὁ Φαληρεύς; c. 350 – c. 280 BC) was an Athenian orator originally from Phalerum, a student of Theophrastus, and perhaps of Aristotle, himself, and one of the first Peripatetics.
Democritus (Δημόκριτος, Dēmókritos, meaning "chosen of the people") was an Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe.
A department store is a retail establishment offering a wide range of consumer goods in different product categories known as "departments".
A developed country, industrialized country, more developed country, or "more economically developed country" (MEDC), is a sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street (Greek: Οδός Διονυσίου Αρεοπαγίτου) is a pedestrianized street, adjacent to the south slope of the Acropolis in the Makrygianni district of Athens.
Saint Dionysius the Areopagite (Greek Διονύσιος ὁ Ἀρεοπαγίτης) was a judge at the court Areopagus in Athens who lived in the first century AD.
Dionysos (Διόνυσος) is a town and a municipality in northeastern Attica, Greece.
Donetsk (Донецьк; Доне́цк; former names: Aleksandrovka, Hughesovka, Yuzovka, Stalino (see also: cities' alternative names)) is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River.
The Dorians (Δωριεῖς, Dōrieis, singular Δωριεύς, Dōrieus) were one of the four major ethnic groups among which the Hellenes (or Greeks) of Classical Greece considered themselves divided (along with the Aeolians, Achaeans, and Ionians).
Doric, or Dorian, was an Ancient Greek dialect.
Doukissis Plakentias is an Athens Metro Blue Line and Proastiakos station situated in Chalandri near Doukissis Plakentias Avenue, Athens, Greece.
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.
The Duchy of Athens (Greek: Δουκᾶτον Ἀθηνῶν, Doukaton Athinon; Catalan: Ducat d'Atenes) was one of the Crusader states set up in Greece after the conquest of the Byzantine Empire during the Fourth Crusade, encompassing the regions of Attica and Boeotia, and surviving until its conquest by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.
Duty-free shops (or stores) are retail outlets that are exempt from the payment of certain local or national taxes and duties, on the requirement that the goods sold will be sold to travelers who will take them out of the country.
East Attica (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Ανατολικής Αττικής) is one of the regional units of Greece.
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.
Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+02:00 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.
Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases.
Gustav Eduard Schaubert (translit) 27 July 1804, Breslau, Prussia – 30 March 1860, Breslau) was a Prussian architect, who made a major contribution to the re-planning of Athens after the Greek War of Independence.
Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer noted for his neo-futuristic style.
Ekali (Εκάλη) is an affluent suburb of Athens, Greece.
Eleni Papadaki (Greek: Ελένη Παπαδάκη; 1903–1944) was a celebrated Greek stage actress who was murdered at the end of World War II, accused of having collaborated with the Nazi occupation force.
Eleusis (Ελευσίνα Elefsina, Ancient Greek: Ἐλευσίς Eleusis) is a town and municipality in West Attica, Greece.
Elliniko (Ελληνικό, meaning "Greek") is a suburb of Athens, Greece.
Elliniko metro station in Athens is the current southern terminus on Athens Metro Line 2 since the Elliniko extension opened on 26 July 2013.
Elliniko-Argyroupoli (Ελληνικό-Αργυρούπολη) is a municipality in the South Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Ellinikon International Airport, sometimes spelled Hellinikon (Ελληνικόν) was the international airport of Athens, Greece for sixty years up until 28 March 2001, when it was replaced by the new Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos".
Epigraphy (ἐπιγραφή, "inscription") is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers.
Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson) is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm.
Eridanos was the small stream that flowed from a source in the foothills of the Lykabettos, through the Agora of ancient Athens in Greece to the archaeological site of the Kerameikos, where its bed is still visible.
Ernst Moritz Theodor Ziller (Ερνέστος Τσίλλερ, Ernestos Tsiller; 22 June 1837, Serkowitz (now part of Radebeul-Oberlößnitz) – 4 November 1923, Athens) was a Saxon architect who later became a Greek national, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a major designer of royal and municipal buildings in Athens, Patras and other Greek cities.
Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos or Ethnikos Athens is one of the oldest multi-sports clubs in Greece.
Ethnikos Piraeus (Greek: Εθνικός Πειραιώς) is a Greek multisport club based in Piraeus.
Euripides (Εὐριπίδης) was a tragedian of classical Athens.
The 2005 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 2005, was the 34th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship held by FIBA Europe, which also served as Europe qualifier for the 2006 FIBA World Championship, giving a berth to the top six teams in the final standings.
The EuroLeague, also known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for name sponsorship reasons, is the European-wide top-tier level professional basketball club competition that is organized by Euroleague Basketball, since 2000, for eligible European basketball clubs.
Euroleague Basketball is the private company that runs and operates the top two continental-wide men's professional club basketball competitions in Europe, the first-tier EuroLeague, and the second-tier EuroCup.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
European route E 75 is part of the International E-road network, which is a series of main roads in Europe.
European route E 94 is part of the International E-road network, which is a series of main roads in Europe.
The European Sea Ports Organisation or ESPO, founded in 1993, is the representative body of the port authorities, port associations and port administrations of the seaports of the member states of the European Union and of Norway.
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.
Eurostat is a Directorate-General of the European Commission located in Luxembourg.
Evangelis or Evangelos Zappas (Ευαγγέλης/Ευάγγελος Ζάππας; Evanghelie Zappa, 1800–19 June 1865) was a Greek patriot, philanthropist and businessman who spent most of his life in Romania.
Exarcheia is a neighborhood in downtown Athens, Greece close to the historical building of the National Technical University of Athens.
Famagusta (Αμμόχωστος; Mağusa, or Gazimağusa) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus.
Fifth-century Athens is the Greek city-state of Athens in the time from 480 BC-404 BC.
Filadelfeia-Chalkidona (Φιλαδέλφεια-Χαλκηδόνα) is a municipality in the Central Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Filothei (Φιλοθέη) is a green, affluent northeastern suburb of Athens, Greece, consisting mainly of hillside villas, relatively close to the Olympic Stadium.
Filothei–Psychiko (Φιλοθέη-Ψυχικό) is a municipality in the North Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
A flea market (or swap meet) is a type of bazaar that rents or provides space to people who want to sell or barter merchandise.
The Football League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Stoiximan.gr Football League (after gambling website Stoiximan.gr), is the second highest professional football league in Greece, being a feeder-league to the top-level Super League.
The Fourth Crusade (1202–1204) was a Latin Christian armed expedition called by Pope Innocent III.
The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor.
Galatsi (Γαλάτσι), called in Katharevousa Galatsion (Γαλάτσιον), is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece, and a municipality of the Attica region.
Gamma Ethniki (Γ΄ Εθνική Ερασιτεχνική Κατηγορία, C National Amateur Division), is the third highest football league in Greece.
A gay village (also known as a gay neighborhood, gay enclave, gayvenue, gay ghetto, gaytto, gay district, gay mecca, gaytown or gayborhood) is a geographical area with generally recognized boundaries, inhabited or frequented by a large number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Gazi (formerly Γκαζοχώρι Gazochori or Φωταέριο Fotaerio) is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece.
The traditional geographic regions of Greece (γεωγραφικά διαμερίσματα, literally "geographic departments") are the country's main historical-geographic regions, and were also official administrative regional subdivisions of Greece until the 1987 administrative reform.
George Canning (11 April 17708 August 1827) was a British statesman and Tory politician who served in various senior cabinet positions under numerous Prime Ministers, before himself serving as Prime Minister for the final four months of his life.
The Georgics is a poem by Latin poet Virgil, likely published in 29 BC.
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki (born Ioanna Daskalaki, 12 December 1955) is a Greek businesswoman.
Georgios Kaminis (Γεώργιος Καμίνης, born 15 July 1954) is an American born Greek professor of constitutional law, and mayor of Athens since 1 January 2011.
A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network.
Glyfada (Γλυφάδα) is a suburb in Athens.
The Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art is a museum of Athens.
The Great Greek Encyclopedia (Greek: Μεγάλη Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια) is a general knowledge Greek-language encyclopedia, printed initially between 1926 and 1934.
The Greco-Persian Wars (also often called the Persian Wars) were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city-states that started in 499 BC and lasted until 449 BC.
The Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922 was fought between Greece and the Turkish National Movement during the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire after World War I between May 1919 and October 1922.
Greece in the Roman era describes the period of Greek history when it was dominated by the Roman republic, the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire (collectively, the Roman era).
The Greek A2 Basket League (Ελληνική Α2 Μπάσκετ Λιγκ), is the 2nd-tier level professional basketball competition among pro clubs in Greece.
The General Population Census 2011 (Γενικές Απογραφές 2011, literally General Censuses 2011) was a population census in Greece conducted by the Hellenic Statistical Authority on behalf of the Greek state between 10 and 24 May 2011.
The Greek Dark Age, also called Greek Dark Ages, Homeric Age (named for the fabled poet, Homer) or Geometric period (so called after the characteristic Geometric art of the time), is the period of Greek history from the end of the Mycenaean palatial civilization around 1100 BC to the first signs of the Greek poleis, city states, in the 9th century BC.
The Greek government-debt crisis (also known as the Greek Depression) was the sovereign debt crisis faced by Greece in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007–08.
The Greek military junta of 1967–1974, commonly known as the Regime of the Colonels (καθεστώς των Συνταγματαρχών), or in Greece simply The Junta (or; Χούντα), The Dictatorship (Η Δικτατορία) and The Seven Years (Η Επταετία), was a series of far-right military juntas that ruled Greece following the 1967 Greek coup d'état led by a group of colonels on 21 April 1967.
The Greek National Opera (Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή) is the country's state lyric opera company, located in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center at the south suburb of Athens, Palaio Faliro.
Greek National Road 1 (Εθνική Οδός 1, abbreviated as EO1) is the old single carriageway road connecting Athens with Thessaloniki and Evzonoi, the border crossing between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia.
Greek National Road 3 (Εθνική Οδός 3, abbreviated as EO3) is a single carriageway road in Greece.
Greek National Road 8 (Εθνική Οδός 8, abbreviated as EO8, common name: old Athens-Patras national road) is a single carriageway with at-grade intersections in the Attica, Peloponnese and West Greece regions.
Greek National Road 8A (Εθνική Οδός 8A, abbreviated as EO8A) was a toll road in the Attica, Peloponnese and West Greece regions.
The Greek National Tourism Organization (Εθνικός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού, Ethnikos Organismos Tourismou), often appreviated as GNTO (EOT) is the governmental department for the promotion of tourism in Greece.
Greek refugees is a collective term used to refer to the nearly one million Greek Orthodox natives of Asia Minor, Thrace and the Black Sea areas who fled during the Greek genocide (1914-1922) and Greece's later defeat in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), as well as remaining Greek Orthodox inhabitants of Turkey who were required to leave their homes for Greece shortly thereafter as part of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey, which formalized the population transfer and barred the return of the refugees.
The Greek Revival was an architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, predominantly in Northern Europe and the United States.
The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution (Ελληνική Επανάσταση, Elliniki Epanastasi, or also referred to by Greeks in the 19th century as the Αγώνας, Agonas, "Struggle"; Ottoman: يونان عصياني Yunan İsyanı, "Greek Uprising"), was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830.
The Greeks or Hellenes (Έλληνες, Éllines) are an ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus, southern Albania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and, to a lesser extent, other countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. They also form a significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world.. Greek colonies and communities have been historically established on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, but the Greek people have always been centered on the Aegean and Ionian seas, where the Greek language has been spoken since the Bronze Age.. Until the early 20th century, Greeks were distributed between the Greek peninsula, the western coast of Asia Minor, the Black Sea coast, Cappadocia in central Anatolia, Egypt, the Balkans, Cyprus, and Constantinople. Many of these regions coincided to a large extent with the borders of the Byzantine Empire of the late 11th century and the Eastern Mediterranean areas of ancient Greek colonization. The cultural centers of the Greeks have included Athens, Thessalonica, Alexandria, Smyrna, and Constantinople at various periods. Most ethnic Greeks live nowadays within the borders of the modern Greek state and Cyprus. The Greek genocide and population exchange between Greece and Turkey nearly ended the three millennia-old Greek presence in Asia Minor. Other longstanding Greek populations can be found from southern Italy to the Caucasus and southern Russia and Ukraine and in the Greek diaspora communities in a number of other countries. Today, most Greeks are officially registered as members of the Greek Orthodox Church.CIA World Factbook on Greece: Greek Orthodox 98%, Greek Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%. Greeks have greatly influenced and contributed to culture, arts, exploration, literature, philosophy, politics, architecture, music, mathematics, science and technology, business, cuisine, and sports, both historically and contemporarily.
GS Apollon Smyrnis, full name Gymnasticos Syllogos Apollon Smyrnis, literally Gymnastics Society Apollon of Smyrna (Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Απόλλων Σμύρνης/ Γ.Σ. Απόλλων Σμύρνης) is a Greek multi-sport club based in Athens.
Guerrilla gardening is the act of gardening on land that the gardeners do not have the legal rights to cultivate, such as abandoned sites, areas that are not being cared for, or private property.
Gyzi (Γκύζη); is a neighbourhood of Athens, Greece.
Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus; 24 January 76 – 10 July 138 AD) was Roman emperor from 117 to 138.
Handball (also known as team handball, fieldball, European handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team.
Hang gliding is an air sport or recreational activity in which a pilot flies a light, non-motorised foot-launched heavier-than-air aircraft called a hang glider.
Harokopio University of Athens (HUA; Χαροκόπειο Πανεπιστήμιο) is a public research university based in Kallithea, Athens, Greece.
Heinrich Schliemann (6 January 1822 – 26 December 1890) was a German businessman and a pioneer in the field of archaeology.
Helen Fessas-Emmanouil (1943, Volos) is a Greek architect specializing in theatre architecture.
The Hellenic Parliament (Βουλή των Ελλήνων, "Parliament of the Hellenes", transliterated Voulí ton Ellínon) is the parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens.
The Hellenic Railways Organisation or OSE (italic or Ο.Σ.Ε.) is the Greek national railway company which owns, maintains and operates all railway infrastructure in Greece with the exception of Athens' rapid transit lines.
Hellenikon Metropolitan Park as it has been named, will be a large urban park located in Hellinikon, Athens, Greece.
Herodotus (Ἡρόδοτος, Hêródotos) was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (484– 425 BC), a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks.
Hippocrates of Kos (Hippokrátēs ho Kṓos), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.
Jews have been present in Greece since at least the fourth century BC.
Homeric Greek is the form of the Greek language that was used by Homer in the Iliad and Odyssey and in the Homeric Hymns.
The Hotel Grande Bretagne (Ξενοδοχείο Μεγάλη Βρεταννία) is a luxury hotel in Athens, Greece.
Hymettus, also Hymettos (Υμηττός, transliterated Ymīttós, pronounced), is a mountain range in the Athens area of Attica, East Central Greece.
Ilion (Ίλιον; before 1994: Νέα Λιόσια, Nea Liosia) is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece.
Ilioupoli (Ηλιούπολη, "Sun City") is a suburban municipality in the southeastern part of the Athens urban area, Greece.
Ilisia is a genus of crane fly in the family Limoniidae.
Ilisia (Ιλίσια) is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece, named after the river Ilisos.
A.O. Ilisiakos (Ηλυσιακός A.O.) is an Athens-based football club that was founded in 1927 by Michalis Xydis, Lambropoulos, Evgenopoulos, Nikolaos Plessas, et al..
The Ilisos or Ilisus (Ιλισός) is a river in Athens, Greece.
I.L.P.A.P. (Ηλεκτροκίνητα Λεωφορεία Περιοχής Αθηνών – Πειραιώς Η.Λ.Π.Α.Π. - Electric Buses of Athens & Piraeus Area) was a public Greek company, part of the general Athens Mass Transit System, responsible for the operation of the trolleybuses network.
The Indo-European languages are a language family of several hundred related languages and dialects.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.
The International Style is the name of a major architectural style that developed in the 1920s and 1930s and strongly related to Modernism and Modern architecture.
In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude.
Ioannina (Ιωάννινα), often called Yannena (Γιάννενα) within Greece, is the capital and largest city of the Ioannina regional unit and of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece.
Count Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias (10 or 11 February 1776 – 9 October 1831), sometimes anglicized as John Capodistrias (Κόμης Ιωάννης Αντώνιος Καποδίστριας Komis Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias; граф Иоанн Каподистрия Graf Ioann Kapodistriya; Giovanni Antonio Capodistria Conte Capo d'Istria), was a Greek statesman who served as the Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire and was one of the most distinguished politicians and diplomats of Europe.
Ioannis Varvakis (Ιωάννης Βαρβάκης; 1745–1825), also known as Ivan Andreevich Varvatsi (Иван Андреевич Варваци), was a Greek distinguished member of the Russian and Greek communities, national hero, member of the Filiki Eteria and benefactor of the places where he lived.
The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: Ιόνια νησιά, Ionia nisia; Ancient Greek, Katharevousa: Ἰόνιοι Νῆσοι, Ionioi Nēsoi; Isole Ionie) are a group of islands in Greece.
The Ionian Revolt, and associated revolts in Aeolis, Doris, Cyprus and Caria, were military rebellions by several Greek regions of Asia Minor against Persian rule, lasting from 499 BC to 493 BC.
The Ionians (Ἴωνες, Íōnes, singular Ἴων, Íōn) were one of the four major tribes that the Greeks considered themselves to be divided into during the ancient period; the other three being the Dorians, Aeolians, and Achaeans.
Ionic Greek was a subdialect of the Attic–Ionic or Eastern dialect group of Ancient Greek (see Greek dialects).
Iraklio (Ηράκλειο) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece, and a municipality of the Attica region.
The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, preceded by the Stone Age (Neolithic) and the Bronze Age.
Islands (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Νήσων) is one of the regional units of Greece.
Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.
Jacques Jean Marie Rogge, Count Rogge (born 2 May 1942) is a Belgian sports administrator and physician who served as the eighth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 2001 to 2013.
The Jewish Museum of Greece (Εβραϊκό Μουσείο της Ελλάδος) is a museum in Athens, Greece.
Johann Christoph Wilhelm Ludwig Döderlein (19 December 1791 – 9 November 1863) was a German philologist.
Kaisariani (Καισαριανή) is a suburban town and a municipality in the eastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Kallithea (Greek: Καλλιθέα, meaning "the best view") is the 8th largest municipality in Greece (100,641 inhabitants, 2011 census) and the 4th biggest in the Athens urban area (following municipalities of Athens, Piraeus and Peristeri).
Kamatero (Καματερó; officially ΚαματερόνNational Statistic Service of Greece surveys. Last accessed December 4, 2009. (in Greek)) is a suburb northwest of Athens city center, Greece.
The Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (Στάδιο Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης) is a football stadium in the Neo Faliro area of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece.
Katharevousa (Καθαρεύουσα,, literally "purifying ") is a conservative form of the Modern Greek language conceived in the early 19th century as a compromise between Ancient Greek and the Demotic Greek of the time.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kerameikos also known by its Latinized form Ceramicus, is an area of Athens, Greece, located to the northwest of the Acropolis, which includes an extensive area both within and outside the ancient city walls, on both sides of the Dipylon (Δίπυλον) Gate and by the banks of the Eridanos River.
The Kerameikos Archaeological Museum is located in Kerameikos, Athens, Greece and was built in 1937.
Kiato (Κιάτο) is a town in the northern part of Corinthia in the Peloponnese, Greece.
Kifissia or Kifisia (also Kephisia or Cephissia; Κηφισιά) is one of the most expensive northern suburbs of Athens, Greece, mainly accessed via Kifissias Avenue, running all the way from central Athens up to Theseos Avenue in the suburb of Nea Erythraia.
Kifissos Bus Terminal (or Bus Terminal A) is one of the two main national/intercity-level bus terminals of Athens.
The Kingdom of Greece (Greek: Βασίλειον τῆς Ἑλλάδος) was a state established in 1832 at the Convention of London by the Great Powers (the United Kingdom, Kingdom of France and the Russian Empire).
Kolonaki, literally "Little Column", is a neighborhood in central Athens, Greece.
Kolonaki Square (Πλατεία Κολωνακίου) is located in central Athens, Greece.
Kolonos is a densely populated working-class district of the Municipality of Athens.
Konstantinos Zappas (Κωνσταντίνος Ζάππας.; 1814–1892) was a Greek entrepreneur and national benefactor.
Korydallos (Κορυδαλλός; Latin: Corydallus) is a municipality in the Piraeus regional unit, Greece.
Yannis Costantinidis (Γιάννης Κωνσταντινίδης), also known by the pen name Kostas Giannidis (Κώστας Γιαννίδης) (21 August 1903 – 17 January 1984) was a Greek composer, pianist and conductor.
Koukaki (Κουκάκι or Κουκάκη) is a southeast neighbourhood of the Municipality of Athens, Greece.
KTEL (Κοινά Ταμεία Εισπράξεων Λεωφορείων, "Common Funds of Bus Proceeds") is the main intercity public transport bus service in Greece.
Kypseli (Κυψέλη) is a neighbourhood in central Athens, Greece.
Laïkó (λαϊκό τραγούδι,, "song of the people"; "popular song", pl: laïká), is a Greek music genre composed in Greek language in accordance with the tradition of the Greek people.
Lamia (Λαμία, Lamía) is a city in central Greece.
A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.
The larger urban zone (LUZ), or Functional Urban Area (FUA), is a measure of the population and expanse of metropolitan areas in Europe and OECD countries.
Larissa (Λάρισα) is the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, the fourth-most populous in Greece according to the population results of municipal units of 2011 census and capital of the Larissa regional unit.
Late antiquity is a periodization used by historians to describe the time of transition from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages in mainland Europe, the Mediterranean world, and the Near East.
The Late Bronze Age collapse involved a dark-age transition period in the Near East, Asia Minor, Aegean region, North Africa, Caucasus, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, a transition which historians believe was violent, sudden, and culturally disruptive.
Lausanne (Lausanne Losanna, Losanna) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and the capital and biggest city of the canton of Vaud.
Lazaros Sochos (Λάζαρος Σώχος; 1862-1911) was a Greek sculptor.
Leonidas Drosis (Λεωνίδας Δρόσης; died in 1882) was a Greek Neoclassical sculptor of the 19th century.
Leonidas I (or; Doric Λεωνίδας, Leōnídas; Ionic and Attic Greek: Λεωνίδης, Leōnídēs; "son of the lion"; died 11 August 480 BC) was a warrior king of the Greek city-state of Sparta.
This is a list of cities and/or their metropolitan areas in the world by GDP.
Two-thirds of the Greek people live in urban areas.
This article lists the largest city squares, ordered by area.
There are 19 Foreign Archaeological Institutions in Greece.
Greece has a large number of islands, with estimates ranging from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum size to take into account.
This is a list of kings of the modern state of Greece.
The Mayor of Athens is the head of the Municipality of Athens, the largest district of the City of Athens.
This is a list of present-day cities by the time period over which they have been continuously inhabited.
This is a list of the first 3 digits and the regions of the postal codes in Greece.
Ljubljana (locally also; also known by other, historical names) is the capital and largest city of Slovenia.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known as Lord Byron, was an English nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Loutraki (Λουτράκι) is a seaside resort on the Gulf of Corinth, in Corinthia, Greece.
Lykovrysi (Λυκόβρυση; formerly Γλυκόβρυση Glykovrysi), is a suburb north of Athens city center, Greece.
Lykovrysi-Pefki (Λυκόβρυση-Πεύκη) is a municipality in the North Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Macedonia or Macedon (Μακεδονία, Makedonía) was an ancient kingdom on the periphery of Archaic and Classical Greece, and later the dominant state of Hellenistic Greece.
Marika Krevata (Greek: Μαρίκα Κρεβατά; 1910 – September 14, 1994) was a Greek actress of theatre and film.
Marika Nezer (Μαρίκα Νέζερ; 1906 – 18 July 1989) was a Greek actress.
Marousi or Maroussi (Μαρούσι, also Αμαρούσιο Amarousio) is a suburban city in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Maroussi B.C. (K.A.E. Μαρούσι) alternately translated as Marousi, Amaroussi, or Amaroussion, is a professional basketball club that is based in Marousi, a northern suburb of Athens, in Greece.
The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government.
A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.
Melissia (Μελίσσια) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Metamorfosi (Μεταμόρφωση, Metamórfosi, which means "transfiguration"; before 1957: Koukouvaounes (Greek: Κουκουβάουνες, Koukouváounes)) is a suburb in the northern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece, and a municipality of the Attica region.
Metaxourgeio or Metaxourgio, meaning 'silk mill', is a neighbourhood of Athens, Greece.
A metropolis is a large city or conurbation which is a significant economic, political, and cultural center for a country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce, and communications.
Mexico City, or the City of Mexico (Ciudad de México,; abbreviated as CDMX), is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.
The Ministry of Culture and Sports (Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού) is a government department of Greece which is entrusted with the preservation of the country's cultural heritage, the arts, as well as sports, through the subordinate General Secretariat for Sports.
Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to a group of styles of architecture which emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II.
Modern Greek (Νέα Ελληνικά or Νεοελληνική Γλώσσα "Neo-Hellenic", historically and colloquially also known as Ρωμαίικα "Romaic" or "Roman", and Γραικικά "Greek") refers to the dialects and varieties of the Greek language spoken in the modern era.
Monastiraki (Greek: Μοναστηράκι,, literally little monastery) is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece, and is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens.
Moschato (Μοσχάτο) is a suburb in the southwestern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Moschato-Tavros (Μοσχάτο-Ταύρος) is a municipality in the South Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company founded on September 25, 1928, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The Greek Motorway 1, code: A1, is a motorway in Greece.
Aigaleo or Egaleo (Αιγάλεω), and known in antiquity as Poikilon Oros (Ποικίλον Όρος), is a mountain in Attica, Greece.
Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos (Λυκαβηττός), is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level.
Mount Pentelicus or Pentelikon is a mountain range in Attica, Greece, situated northeast of Athens and southwest of Marathon.
Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes.
A mountain range or hill range is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.
Mycenae (Greek: Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece.
Mycenaean Greece (or Mycenaean civilization) was the last phase of the Bronze Age in Ancient Greece, spanning the period from approximately 1600–1100 BC.
Nafplio (Ναύπλιο, Nauplio or Nauplion in Italian and other Western European languages) is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf.
Naples (Napoli, Napule or; Neapolis; lit) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan.
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA;Εθνικὸν καὶ Καποδιστριακόν Πανεπιστήμιον Ἀθηνῶν, Ethnikón kai Kapodistriakón Panepistímion Athinón), usually referred to simply as the University of Athens (UoA), is a public university in Zografou, a suburb of Athens, Greece.
The National Archaeological Museum (Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο) in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity.
The National Garden (formerly the Royal Garden) (Εθνικός Κήπος) is a public park of in the center of the Greek capital, Athens.
The National Library of Greece (Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη) is situated near the center of city of Athens.
A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes.
The National (Metsovian) Technical University of Athens (NTUA; Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, National Metsovian Polytechnic), sometimes known as Athens Polytechnic, is among the oldest higher education institutions of Greece and the most prestigious among engineering schools.
Nea Erythraia (Νέα Ερυθραία) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Nea Filadelfeia (Νέα Φιλαδέλφεια, meaning New Philadelphia) is a suburb of Athens, Greece.
Nea Filothei is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece.
Nea Ionia (Νέα Ιωνία, meaning New Ionia) is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece, and a municipality of the Attica region.
Nea Smyrni (Νέα Σμύρνη, Néa Smýrni, "New Smyrna") is a municipality and a southern suburb of Athens, Greece.
Neo Psychiko (Νέο Ψυχικό) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Neoclassical architecture is an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century.
Neoclassicism (from Greek νέος nèos, "new" and Latin classicus, "of the highest rank") is the name given to Western movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that draw inspiration from the "classical" art and culture of classical antiquity.
The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.
Neos Kosmos (Νέος Κόσμος; meaning "New World") is a neighborhood in Athens, Greece.
New Athens Township is located in St. Clair County, Illinois.
New Athens is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States.
New Athens is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States.
Nicosia (Λευκωσία; Lefkoşa) is the largest city on the island of Cyprus.
Nightlife is a collective term for entertainment that is available and generally more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning.
Nikos Gounaris (Νίκος Γούναρης; 1915 – 5 May 1965 in Athens) was a Greek tenor who was enormously popular as a "pop" singer in the 1950s.
A nocturne (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus) is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night.
North Athens (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Βορείου Τομέα Αθηνών) is one of the regional units of Greece.
The Numismatic Museum in Athens (Νομισματικό Μουσείο) is one of the most important museums of Greece and houses one of the greatest collections of coins, ancient and modern, in the world.
The O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall (honorarily named Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall since 2016), which is a part of the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (O.A.C.A.) "Spiros Louis" (O.A.K.A.), was completed in 1995, and was the largest indoor venue in use for sporting events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.
The Old Royal Palace (Παλαιά Ανάκτορα Palaiá Anáktora) is the first royal palace of modern Greece, completed in 1843.
The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning "European olive", is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Asia as far east as China, as well as the Canary Islands and Réunion.
Olympia Odos is a toll motorway system on the Peloponnese in Greece.
Olympiacos B.C. (ΚΑΕ Ολυμπιακός Σ.Φ.Π.), also known simply as Olympiacos or Olympiacos Piraeus, is a Greek professional basketball club, part of the major multi-sport club Olympiacos CFP, based in Piraeus.
Olympiacos Sindesmos Filathlon Pireos (Ολυμπιακός Σύνδεσμος Φιλάθλων Πειραιώς, Olympic Association of Piraeus Sportsmen) is a major multi-sport club based in Piraeus, Greece.
Olympiacos S.F.P. Football Club (ΠΑΕ Ολυμπιακός Σ.Φ.Π.), also known simply as Olympiacos, Olympiakos, Olympiacos Piraeus or with its full name as Olympiacos C.F.P. (Oλυμπιακός Σύνδεσμος Φιλάθλων Πειραιώς Olympiakós Sýndesmos Filáthlo̱n Peiraió̱s, "Olympic Association of Piraeus Sportsmen"), is a Greek professional football club, part of the major multi-sport club Olympiacos CFP, based in Piraeus, Attica.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
The Olympic Stadium of Athens "Spyros Louis" (Ολυμπιακό Στάδιο Αθηνών "Σπύρος Λούης", Olympiakó Stádio Athinon "Spyros Louis") is a sports stadium in Athens, Greece.
Omonoia station is an underground station under the Omonoia square of Athens, used by Athens Metro lines 1 and 2.
Omonoia Square (Plateía Omonoías,, "Concord Square", often simply referred to as Omónia) is a central square in Athens.
Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter.
Orestis Makris (Ορέστης Μακρής; 30 September 1898 – 29 January 1975) was a Greek actor and tenor.
An origin myth is a myth that purports to describe the origin of some feature of the natural or social world.
The Ottoman Empire (دولت عليه عثمانیه,, literally The Exalted Ottoman State; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire"The Ottoman Empire-also known in Europe as the Turkish Empire" or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Athens: Athens – capital of Greece and of the Attica region.
P.A.O. Rouf (Greek: Ποδοσφαιρικός Αθλητικός Όμιλος Ρουφ; English: Football Athletic Club Rouf) is a Greek football club, based in Rouf, Athens.
P.O.K. (from the initial letters of Panathinaikos, Olympiacos and Konstantinoupolis-AEK-) was a coalition, a kind of an athletic trust, of the three main football teams of the Greater Athens area (the "big three") which lasted until the mid 60's.
Pagrati B.C. (alternate spellings: Pangrati, Pangratiou) is a Greek professional basketball club.
Palaio Faliro (Παλαιό Φάληρο,; Katharevousa: Palaion Faliron, Παλαιόν Φάληρον, meaning "Old Phalerum") is a coastal district and a municipality in the southern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
The Panathenaic Stadium (Παναθηναϊκό Στάδιο, Panathinaïkó Stádio) or Kallimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο, lit. "beautiful marble") is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece.
Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος, literally in English: "All-Athenian Athletic Club" or Panathinaikos A.C.), also known simply as Panathinaikós, is a major Greek multi-sport club based in the City of Athens.
Panathinaikos B.C. (ΚΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός), known for sponsorship reasons as Panathinaikos Superfoods, and also known simply as Panathinaikos, or by its full name, Panathinaikos BSA Athens, is the professional basketball team of the major Athens-based multi-sport club Panathinaikos A.O. It is owned by the billionaire Giannakopoulos family.
Panathinaikos Football Club (ΠΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός Α.Ο.), known as Panathinaikos, or by its full name, and the name of its parent sports club, Panathinaikos A.O. or PAO (Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος; Panathinaïkós Athlitikós Ómilos, "All-Athenian Athletic Club"), is a Greek professional football club based in the City of Athens.
Panellinios G.S. (Greek: Πανελλήνιος Γ.Σ.), full name, Panellinios Gymnastikos Syllogos (Greek: Πανελλήνιος Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος), is a Greek multi-sport club that is located in Athens and was founded in 1891.
Panepistimiou Street (Οδός Πανεπιστημίου, "University Street", named after the University of Athens, the central building of which is on the upper corner) is a major street in Athens that has run one way for non-transit vehicles since 2002 from Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, Syntagma Square and Vassilissis Sofias Avenue to Omonoia Square in which is now a pedestrian crossing and before an intersection.
Pangrati or Pagrati (Παγκράτι) is a neighborhood in Central Athens, Greece.
Panionios G.S.S. Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ Πανιώνιος Γ.Σ.Σ.; Πανιώνιος Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Σμύρνης; Paniόnios Gymnastikόs Sýllogos Smýrnis, "All-Ionian Gymnastic Club of Smyrna"), but more commonly known as Panionios F.C. or simply Panionios, is a Greek association football club based in Nea Smyrni, Athens.
The Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Πάντειον Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών), usually referred to simply as the Panteion University, is a university located in Athens, Greece.
PAO Thriamvos Athinon (ΠΑΟ Θρίαμβος Αθηνών) is a Greek sport club based in Athens.
Papagou (Παπάγου) is a suburb in the eastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Papagou-Cholargos (Παπάγου-Χολαργός) is a municipality in the North Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
Mount Parnitha (Πάρνηθα,, Katharevousa and Πάρνης Parnis/Parnes; sometimes Parnetha) is a densely forested mountain range north of Athens, the highest on the peninsula of Attica, with an elevation of 1,413 m, and a summit known as Karavola (Καραβόλα).
The Parthenon (Παρθενών; Παρθενώνας, Parthenónas) is a former temple, on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.
Patisia or Patissia (Πατήσια) is a neighbourhood of central Athens, Greece.
Patras (Πάτρα, Classical Greek and Katharevousa: Πάτραι (pl.),, Patrae (pl.)) is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, west of Athens.
A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, or particular branches of Islam, is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family or person.
The Peace and Friendship Stadium, commonly known by its acronym SEF (Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας, transliterated as Stadio Eirinis kai Filias) is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in Piraeus, on the coastal zone of Attica, Greece.
The Pedion tou Areos or Pedion Areos (Πεδίον του Άρεως or Πεδίον Άρεως,, meaning Field of Ares, corresponding to the French Champ de Mars and the ancient Campus Martius) is one of the largest public parks in Athens, Greece.
Pefki (Πεύκη,, meaning "pine", before 1959: Μαγκουφάνα - Magkoufana) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus (Πελοπόννησος, Peloponnisos) is a peninsula and geographic region in southern Greece.
The Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta.
Penteli (Πεντέλη) is a town and a municipality in the North Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Pericles (Περικλῆς Periklēs, in Classical Attic; c. 495 – 429 BC) was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age — specifically the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars.
Peristeri (Greek: Περιστέρι, meaning "pigeon/dove" in Greek) is a suburban municipality in the northwestern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Peristeri B.C. (Greek: Περιστερίου K.A.E.), is a Greek professional basketball club that was founded on October 22, 1971.
Petralona (Πετράλωνα) is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece.
Petroupoli (Πετρούπολη, meaning "City of Peter") is a suburb in the northwestern part of Athens Urban Area, in Greece.
Philip II of Macedon (Φίλιππος Β΄ ὁ Μακεδών; 382–336 BC) was the king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from until his assassination in.
The Philopappu Monument (Μνημείο Φιλοπάππου) is an ancient Greek mausoleum and monument dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos or Philopappus, (Γάιος Ιούλιος Αντίοχος Επιφανής Φιλόπαππος, 65–116 AD), a prince from the Kingdom of Commagene.
Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (born Pierre de Frédy; 1 January 1863 – 2 September 1937, also known as Pierre de Coubertin and Baron de Coubertin) was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee, as well as its second President.
Piraeus (Πειραιάς Pireás, Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece.
Piraeus (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Πειραιώς) is one of the regional units of Greece.
Pláka (Πλάκα) is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture.
A planetarium (plural planetaria or planetariums) is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation.
Plato (Πλάτων Plátōn, in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
The Academy (Ancient Greek: Ἀκαδημία) was founded by Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC) in ca.
The Pnyx (Πνύξ; Πνύκα, Pnyka) is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece.
Polis (πόλις), plural poleis (πόλεις), literally means city in Greek.
The 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey (Ἡ Ἀνταλλαγή, Mübâdele) stemmed from the "Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations" signed at Lausanne, Switzerland, on 30 January 1923, by the governments of Greece and Turkey.
The Port of Piraeus is the largest Greek seaport and one of the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea and Europe.
Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth.
A power outage (also called a power cut, a power out, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
The Pre-Greek substrate (or Pre-Greek substratum) consists of the unknown language or languages spoken in prehistoric ancient Greece before the settlement of Proto-Hellenic speakers in the area.
The Proastiakos (Προαστιακός, 'suburban') is the collective name for Greece's suburban railway (commuter rail) services, which are run by TrainOSE, the country's only rail operator, on infrastructure owned by the Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE).
The Province of Frosinone (Provincia di Frosinone) is a province in the Lazio region of Italy, with 91 comuni (singular: comune; see Comuni of the Province of Frosinone).
The Province of Salerno (provincia di Salerno; Campanian: pruvincia 'e Salierno) is a province in the Campania region of Italy.
Psychiko (Ψυχικό) is a suburb of Athens, Greece.
Psyri or Psiri or Psyrri or Psirri (Ψυρή or Ψυρρή) is a gentrified neighbourhood in Athens, Greece, today known for its restaurants, bars, live music tavernas, and small number of hotels.
Pylos ((Πύλος), historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. Greece Ministry of Interior It was the capital of the former Pylia Province. It is the main harbour on the Bay of Navarino. Nearby villages include Gialova, Pyla, Elaiofyto, Schinolakka, and Palaionero. The town of Pylos has 2,767 inhabitants, the municipal unit of Pylos 5,287 (2011). The municipal unit has an area of 143.911 km2. Pylos has a long history, having been inhabited since Neolithic times. It was a significant kingdom in Mycenaean Greece, with remains of the so-called "Palace of Nestor" excavated nearby, named after Nestor, the king of Pylos in Homer's Iliad. In Classical times, the site was uninhabited, but became the site of the Battle of Pylos in 425 BC, during the Peloponnesian War. Pylos is scarcely mentioned thereafter until the 13th century, when it became part of the Frankish Principality of Achaea. Increasingly known by its French name of Port-de-Jonc or its Italian name Navarino, in the 1280s the Franks built the Old Navarino castle on the site. Pylos came under the control of the Republic of Venice from 1417 until 1500, when it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans used Pylos and its bay as a naval base, and built the New Navarino fortress there. The area remained under Ottoman control, with the exception of a brief period of renewed Venetian rule in 1685–1715 and a Russian occupation in 1770–71, until the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt recovered it for the Ottomans in 1825, but the defeat of the Turco-Egyptian fleet in the 1827 Battle of Navarino forced Ibrahim to withdraw from the Peloponnese and confirmed Greek independence.
A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area (away from the wind).
Rebetiko, plural rebetika (Greek: ρεμπέτικο, and ρεμπέτικα respectively), occasionally transliterated as Rembetiko or Rebetico, is a term used today to designate originally disparate kinds of urban Greek music which have come to be grouped together since the so-called rebetika revival, which started in the 1960s and developed further from the early 1970s onwards.
Rebracketing (also known as resegmentation or metanalysis) is a process in historical linguistics where a word originally derived from one source is broken down or bracketed into a different set of factors.
Recorded history or written history is a historical narrative based on a written record or other documented communication.
The 74 regional units (περιφερειακές ενότητες, perifereiakés enóti̱tes, sing.) are administrative units of Greece.
A revue (from French 'magazine' or 'overview') is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance, and sketches.
Rigas Feraios (Ρήγας Φεραίος, or Rhegas Pheraeos) or Velestinlis (Βελεστινλής, or Velestinles)); 1757 – 24 June 1798) was a Greek writer, political thinker and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment, remembered as a Greek national hero, a victim of the Balkan uprising against the Ottoman Empire and a pioneer of the Greek War of Independence.
Rizoupoli (Ριζούπολη) is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece.
Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls.
Rouf (Ρουφ) is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece.
Santiago Calatrava Valls (born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, structural design and analyst engineer, sculptor and painter, particularly known for his bridges supported by single leaning pylons, and his railway stations, stadiums, and museums, whose sculptural forms often resemble living organisms.
The Saronic Gulf (Greek: Σαρωνικός κόλπος, Saronikós kólpos) or Gulf of Aegina in Greece is formed between the peninsulas of Attica and Argolis and forms part of the Aegean Sea.
The School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (Ανώτατη Σχολή Παιδαγωγικής και Τεχνολογικής Εκπαίδευσης) or ASPETE (Α.Σ.ΠΑΙ.Τ.Ε.) is a Greek University which specializes in training teachers.
In music, a serenade (also sometimes called serenata, from the Italian) is a musical composition and/or performance delivered in honor.
Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.
The Sierra Club is an environmental organization in the United States.
Sirio (Italian for Sirius) is a low-floor tram built by AnsaldoBreda, an Italian manufacturer of trains, trams and light rail vehicles.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.
Smyrna (Ancient Greek: Σμύρνη, Smýrni or Σμύρνα, Smýrna) was a Greek city dating back to antiquity located at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia.
Socrates (Sōkrátēs,; – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought.
Sofia (Со́фия, tr.) is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.
Solon (Σόλων Sólōn; BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet.
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South Athens (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Νοτίου Τομέα Αθηνών) is one of the regional units of Greece.
Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe is a geographical region of Europe, consisting primarily of the coterminous Balkan peninsula.
Souvlaki (Greek: σουβλάκι), plural souvlakia, is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer.
Sparta (Doric Greek: Σπάρτα, Spártā; Attic Greek: Σπάρτη, Spártē) was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece.
Spata (Σπάτα), is a town east of Athens, Greece.
The Special Olympics World Games are an international sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities, organized by the IOC-recognised Special Olympics organisation.
Greece has risen to prominence in a number of sporting areas in recent decades.
Sporting Athens B.C. (Greek: Σπόρτιγκ Αθήνα KAE) is a Greek professional basketball team that is located at Ano Patissia, Athens, Greece, at the area of Elia Zervou 89 and Sarantaporoy.
Squatting is the action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use.
Stadiou Street (Greek: Οδός Σταδíου, Odós Stadíou, "Stadium Street") is Athens' major street linking the Omonoia and Syntagma Squares.
Stamatios or Stamatis Kleanthis (Σταμάτιος (Σταμάτης) Κλεάνθης; 1802, Velventos, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Greece) - 1862, Athens, Greece) was a Greek architect.
Palestine (فلسطين), officially the State of Palestine (دولة فلسطين), is a ''de jure'' sovereign state in the Middle East claiming the West Bank (bordering Israel and Jordan) and Gaza Strip (bordering Israel and Egypt) with East Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative center is currently located in Ramallah.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (Κέντρο Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος) is a complex in the bay of Faliro in Athens which includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park.
The Summer Olympic Games (Jeux olympiques d'été) or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four years.
Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.
The Syntagma station of Attiko Metro is located at Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens, Greece.
Syntagma Square (Πλατεία Συντάγματος,, "Constitution Square") is the central square of Athens.
Syros (Σύρος), or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea.
Tango is a partner dance which originated in the 1880s along the River Plate (Río de Plata), the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.
A taverna (Greek: ταβέρνα) is a small Greek restaurant that serves Greek cuisine.
Tavros (Ταύρος, which means "bull"), is a suburb in the southwestern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
The Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens (TEI ATH; Greek: Ανώτατο Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας) is a higher-educational institute supervised by the Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs.
The Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Ανώτατο Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Πειραιά Τεχνολογικού Τομέα, A.E.I. Πειραιά Τ.Τ.), also known as Technological Education Institute of Piraeus (TEIPIR), is a public higher education institute supervised by the Ministry of Education and Research.
Technopolis (Gazi) is an industrial museum and a major cultural venue of the City of Athens, Greece, in the neighborhood of Gazi, next to Keramikos and very close to the Acropolis.
This is a list of dialing codes in Greece.
The Temple of Hephaestus or Hephaisteion (also "Hephesteum"; Ἡφαιστεῖον, Ναός Ηφαίστου) or earlier as the Theseion (also "Theseum"; Θησεῖον, Θησείο), is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, Naos tou Olympiou Dios), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a monument of Greece and a former colossal temple at the centre of the Greek capital Athens.
Terrain or relief (also topographical relief) involves the vertical and horizontal dimensions of land surface.
The arts refers to the theory and physical expression of creativity found in human societies and cultures.
Thebes (Θῆβαι, Thēbai,;. Θήβα, Thíva) is a city in Boeotia, central Greece.
Theodoros Kolokotronis (Θεόδωρος Κολοκοτρώνης; 3 April 1770 – 4 February 1843) was a Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence (1821–1829) against the Ottoman Empire.
Baron Theophil Edvard von Hansen (original Danish name: Theophilus Hansen; 13 July 1813, in Copenhagen – 17 February 1891, in Vienna) was a Danish architect who later became an Austrian citizen.
Theophrastos Sakellaridis (Θεόφραστος Σακελλαρίδης) (7 September 1883 2 January 1950), was a Greek composer, conductor, and basic creator of Greek operetta.
Theseus (Θησεύς) was the mythical king and founder-hero of Athens.
Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloníki), also familiarly known as Thessalonica, Salonica, or Salonika is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.
Thiseio or Thissio (Θησείο) is the name of a traditional neighbourhood in downtown Athens, Greece, northwest of the Acropolis, 1.5 km southwest of downtown.
The Thriasian Plain (translit) is a plain in western Attica, immediately to the west of Athens, in Greece.
Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης,, Ancient Attic:; BC) was an Athenian historian and general.
Tiryns or (Ancient Greek: Τίρυνς; Modern Greek: Τίρυνθα) is a Mycenaean archaeological site in Argolis in the Peloponnese, some kilometres north of Nafplio.
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
The trident of Poseidon and his Roman equivalent, Neptune, has been their traditional divine attribute featured in many ancient depictions.
A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram Joyce, J.; King, J. S.; and Newman, A. G. (1986). British Trolleybus Systems, pp. 9, 12. London: Ian Allan Publishing.. or trolleyDunbar, Charles S. (1967). Buses, Trolleys & Trams. Paul Hamlyn Ltd. (UK). Republished 2004 with or 9780753709702.) is an electric bus that draws power from overhead wires (generally suspended from roadside posts) using spring-loaded trolley poles.
The Turkish invasion of Cyprus (lit and Τουρκική εισβολή στην Κύπρο), code-named by Turkey as Operation Attila, (Atilla Harekâtı) was a Turkish military invasion of the island country of Cyprus.
UBS Group AG is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland.
The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.
The 2004 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2004 or simply Euro 2004, was the 12th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a quadrennial football competition contested by the men's national teams of UEFA member associations.
The ultraviolet index or UV Index is an international standard measurement of the strength of sunburn-producing ultraviolet (UV) radiation at a particular place and time.
The University of Indianapolis, or UIndy, is a university located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus (Κολλέγιο Ινδιανάπολης Αθηνών) is a former subsidiary of the University of Indianapolis.
The University of Piraeus (UniPi; Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς, ΠαΠει) is a Greek public university located in Piraeus, Greece with a total of nine academic departments focused mainly on Statistics, Economics, Finance, Business Management and Information Technology.
An urban heat island (UHI) is an urban area or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities.
Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use in an urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.
Vandalism is an "action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property".
Varkiza (Greek: Βάρκιζα), also Alianthos (Αλίανθος), is a suburb of greater Athens forming part of the municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni in southern Attica of the Megalo Daktylo (Large Finger).
Vasilis Avlonitis (Βασίλης Αυλωνίτης; 1 January 1904 – 10 March 1970) was one of the most famous old-school Greek comedians.
Greek vehicle registration plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e.g. ΑΑΑ-1000) printed in black on a white background.
Publius Vergilius Maro (traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period.
Votanikos (Βοτανικός) is a neighborhood located 3 km west of the downtown part of the Greek capital of Athens.
Voula (Βούλα) is a southern suburb of Athens and former municipality in East Attica, Greece.
Vouliagmeni (Βουλιαγμένη, meaning "sunken") is a seaside suburb and former municipality 20 km south of Athens city centre.
Vrilissia (Βριλήσσια) is a suburban municipality of the North Athens regional unit, in the Attica region.
Vyronas (Βύρωνας) is a suburban town and a municipality in the southeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (18 May 1883 – 5 July 1969) was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture.
The waltz is a ballroom and folk dance, normally in time, performed primarily in closed position.
Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams.
Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water.
West Athens (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Δυτικού Τομέα Αθηνών) is one of the regional units of Greece.
West Athens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
West Attica (Περιφερειακή ενότητα Δυτικής Αττικής) is one of the regional units of Greece.
Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, European civilization,is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe.
William Ewart Gladstone, (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British statesman of the Liberal Party.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
Yerevan (Երևան, sometimes spelled Erevan) is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
Ymittos (Υμηττός), is a suburb of Athens, Greece.
The Zappeion (Ζάππειον Μέγαρο); is a building in the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece.
Zografou (Ζωγράφου) is a suburb of approximately 71,000 in the eastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece.
Afini (Афины), now Zorja (Зоря), is a location in Donetsk, Ukraine.
The 1896 Summer Olympics (Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history.
The 1906 Intercalated Games or 1906 Olympic Games was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated in Athens, Greece.
The 1971 European Cup Final was a football match between Ajax of the Netherlands and Panathinaikos of Greece on 2 June 1971 at Wembley Stadium.
The 1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested by Chelsea F.C. of England and Real Madrid of Spain.
The 1992–93 FIBA European League, also shortened to 1992–93 FIBA EuroLeague, was the 36th season of the European top-tier level professional club competition for basketball clubs (now called EuroLeague).
The 1994 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between Italian club Milan and Spanish club Barcelona, played on 18 May 1994 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece.
The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004), officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries.
The 2006–07 Euroleague was the 7th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 50th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall.
The 2007 Greek forest fires were a series of massive forest fires that broke out in several areas across Greece throughout the summer of 2007.
The 2007 UEFA Champions League Final was an association football match between A.C. Milan of Italy and Liverpool F.C. of England on 23 May 2007 at the Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece.
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