Earthquakes are common in Greece, though strong seismic activity around Athens is rare. But the 1999 quake looms large in the memories of many residents.
The Athens Marathon, the Authentic Marathon, is not just a sporting event, a hard race, a tough course of 42,195m. Beyond that, the Athens Marathon, the Authentic Marathon, is a bridge that incorporate legend into history; it showcases the strength of human will; it is a fountain of values, of social liability, environmental sensitivity, friendship and solidarity. These are the photos that touched my heart, during the 37th Authentic Marathon, on the 9th and 10th of November 2019 in Athens, Greece
The national flag of Greece consists of a white cross on a blue background in the upper left corner, with nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white. The cross represents the Eastern Orthodox Christianity of the Greeks.
It is traditionally believed that the nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase ‘Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος’ (‘Eleftheria I Thanatos’), meaning (Freedom or Death). But some believe that are meant to symbolise the nine letters of the Greek word ‘freedom’ (ελευθερία or eleftheria).
The colours White and Blue, symbolise the colours of the Greek sky and the sea.
Athens Flying Week (AFW) Tanagra International Air Show 2019, is the greatest air show of Greece, with more than 400,000 fans from around the world. On the 21st and 22th of September 2019 it returned for the 8th year in a row, and took off for the fourth time from the Tanagra Air Base.
Valia Calda is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled and unexplored places in Greece. It is in the Northern part of Pindus mountain range. The ideal season to visit the place is in the summer, away from the crowded beaches, this turns to be a natural air-conditioning. The highest peak is over 2000m. From the main asphalt road near the villages Perivoli and Milia you drive some dirty roads, in bad condition and with almost no signs. The best way to get there is a 4X4. Arkoudorema river runs through the length of the valley. At the end of the rough road, you park the car there and start walking following the E6 trekking signs. The whole path is magical in the dense greenery and it is worth the effort to get to see the Waterfalls or even swim in its frozen cold waters.