The contributions of ancient Greece have been so deeply embedded in our modern culture that it is easy to take for granted the enormity of her influence on Western civilization.
She gave us the philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle… the mathematicians Euclid and Pythagoras… the scientists Hippocrates and Archimedes… the poet Homer… and conquistador Alexander the Great… to name but a few. She gave birth to a pantheon of gods, scores of mythical creatures, and heroes that permeate our language and culture to this day: Atlas, Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Orion, the Sirens, the Cyclops, Sisyphus, Oedipus, Odysseus, Achilles, Medusa. Greece gave us democracy and the Olympic Games… and wondrous contributions in the worlds of cuisine, language, music, art, literature, and architecture.
Today, Greece is an enchanting blend of ancient and modern that with leave you begging for more! First stop: Athens. Let’s go!