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Greek Vacation

This Is my Greek Vacation!
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Gabrielle Brooks

on 30 April 2010

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Transcript of Greek Vacation

Language Spoken:
Greek
Population:
11 million
Capital:
Athens
Famous Landmark:
Mt. Olympus
National Holiday:
March 25 (Day of the beginning of the War for Independence)
Election:
Every four years. Greek History

Greece became a country
in 120,000 BC. It was not
until 7,000 BC that it
flourished. In 1,500 BC Crete
was destroyed and a war
erupted. The battles raged
until 1,200 BC. When Crete
rebuilt itself, Crete signed a
treaty with Greece ending the
war. Greek Beliefs

The Greeks believe that
there are 12 Olympian
gods. Zues, Poseiden,
Hephestasus, Apollo,
Ares, Hermes, Athena,
Hera, Artemis, Demeter,
Aphrodite, and Hades.
They Also believe that t
there are minor gods.
Such as, Nemesis, Phesperone,
Chaos, Thor, and Eris. Hotel Information
Electra Palace Hotel In Athens, Greece
Adromeda in Thessaloniki, Greece
Larissa Imperal in Larissa, Greece

Athens, Greece: Information

History
Athens began in 3,000 BC. It
wasn't until the rule of Mycenean
in 1,400 BC to 1,200 BC did the
city actually become a city.
In 600 BC it became known as
the capital of Greece. It flourished
and became more populated.
Myths
Athena and Posieden fought over
being the protector of Athens. To
settle the dispute Kekrops, a demigod,
told them to create something useful for
the city. Athena created the Olive Tree
and Posieden,The Well. Seeing that an Olive
tree was more useful Athena won.
Activities
Parenthon, Cape Sounion, and the Temple
of Posiedon. Also a tour of Athens
and an amusement park called Waterland.
Thessoloniki, Greece: Information

History
When people took sight of this new
city in 168 BC, they moved and
relocated. This movement helped the
town flourish. After the fall of Macedon,
the city became part of the Roman Republic.
It became a good trading city. In 1246 the city
was recovered by the Byzantine Empire
and once again became a part of Greece.
Myths
Together the gods had to figure out who would
be the protector of this new city. Dionyssos
said he deserved it more than anyone. Aphrodite
said she could bring beauty and wealth to the land.
When the gods voted the first time Aphrodite won.
Dionyssos was outraged because he had given the
wine tree to Athens. He didn't think his family was
repaying him. He started destroying evetything
Aphrodite built. In the end the gods chose to vote
for Dionyssos.
Activities
OLIVE GARDEN, Mt. Olympus, White Tower, and
Waterland.
Larissa, Greece: Information

History
Also called Thessaly, this
city flourished in 369 BC.
It was also the only city,
besides Athens, that did not
fall to the Roman Republic.
Meanings
The word Larissa means
"stronghold".
Myths
Even though many of the gods
wanted to be the protector
of this city it was reigned
undecided that, Hermes would
be the protector of this land. Temple of Aphrodite A picture of
a church by
the ocean. A shipwreck
on the beach The temple of the gods Temple of Posiedon Temple of Zues Parthenon Temple of Athena A beach by
another monument
dedicated to the gods. Greece

By: Gabrielle Brooks
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