Friday, April 4, 2008

Did you know that

Dodecanese is a complex of 164 islands of which 26 are inhabited?

Maria Kallas was born as Maria Kalogeropoulos in December 2,1923 in New York?

During the Greek economic miracle between 1950-1973 Greece had a growth GDP average 7%?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Did you know that

the Greek poet Odysseas Elytis was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1979?

the Greek actress Melina Mercuri died in March,18 1994?

in April 6,1941 the German troops invaded in Greece through Bulgaria?

the first letter in the Greek alphabet is Alpha and the last Omega?

Did you know that

Jeniffer Aniston was born as Anastasakis and she originally comes from Crete,Greece?

the Greek cheese FETA is a protected designation of origin?

the first Olympic Games took place in Olympia,Greece in 776BC?

Greece adopted the Euro in 2001?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Did you know that

the most common surname in Greece is Papadopoulos?

the second largest city in Greece after Athens is Thessaloniki with 1.060.000 habitants in metropolitan area?

the Greek primordial gods were Aether,Chaos,Kronos,Erebus,Gaia,Hemara,Nyx,Tartarus and Uranus?

Did you know that

Konstantinos Karamanlis is the current prime minister of Greece?

Greece is third in the world in olive production with 2.4000.000 tons per year?

the New Testament was originally written in Greek?

almost 98% of the Greeks belong to the Greek Orthodox Church?

Monday, March 31, 2008

Did you know that

the length of the Greek coastline is 14.480 kilometres, tenth in the world?

Hercules was the son of Zeus and Alcmena?

Nafplion was the first capital of the modern Greek state from 1829-1834?

Only one team outside of Athens or Thessaloniki has ever win the Greek soccer championship(Larissa F.C 1988)?

Did you know that

Greece is a member of the NATO since 1952 and a member of the European Union since 1981?

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece 2.919(9.570 feet)?

Crete is the largest island of Greece 8.336km?

In the Olympic games of Athens 2004 participated 201 nations?

Alexander the Great died in June 10,323 BC at the age of 33 years?