These additional online resources can help you get ready for your tour of Greece. The comprehensive collection of sites guides you in learning more and testing your knowledge.
Check Country Profiles and Other Travel Links to find lots of information on most any country in the world - including Greece.
To learn the ins and outs of Greek culture and how it differs from ours, look at the incredibly detailed Countries and their Cultures. You'll find information on everything from national symbols and ethnic relations to etiquette and food. Another great site is Kwintessential, which provides insights into some of the basics in terms of cultural attitudes, and values.
There are sites with resources on Ancient Greece, including AncientGreece.com, where you'll find information on war, the Olympics, archeology, history, mythology and more. The similarly named AncientGreece.org also helps you explore ancient art and architecture through its photo gallery. A bit more specialized is Sacred Destinations, which has articles and great pictures on most of the temples in Greece. To find out more about the Greek gods, click on the Olympians image on the WebMyths site.
The Ministry of Culture has a beautiful site called Odysseus that lets you explore museums and monuments. The museums in Athens also have websites to explore. Acropolis Museum guides you through the new museum's galleries and artifact displays, and the National Archeological Museum has photos of its collection of antiquities, sculpture and more. Visit Santorini museums online at Santonet.gr, including the Archeological Museum and the Folklore Museum.
General pictures for sites across Greece are on GreekLanscapes.com. Great, 360-degree views of the Greek Islands are on Virtual Greece. You can find a live view of the Caldera, and learn about the island's past and present at Santorini.net. For images and information on Crete and its sites -Knossos, Gortyn, Phaistos - go to ExploreCrete.com.
For information on travel, sites and current events, check out the Wonderful Greece site of the Ministry of Tourism. Greece Tourism is the English-language version of a French site that has brief reports on a variety of topics, from Greek cuisine to the Greek Orthodox religion. This site also includes a Greek dictionary and some phrases you can learn by listening. Greka.com has articles on topics ranging from politics to beaches. United Hellas introduces you to the Greece's islands and other areas of the country.
Are you looking for what's going on in Greece today? You can find articles on current events from multiple sources at World-Newspaper.com for Greece. It has links to English-language versions of "Kathimerini," the "Athens News" and more. For information on cultural events - theater, music and more - explore the Ministry of Culture 's site.
Want to know what you'll be eating in Greece? You'll start salivating when you visit GreekFood.com
, which lets you in on "all you need to know about Greek eating and cooking." Try it - it's good.