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A Greek Movie Included the First Nude Scene in European Cinema History.

Greeks were always known, even in antiquity, for being comfortable with their sexuality and they made sure to express this in their cinema, too....
Lefkara lace

Leonardo Da Vinci is reputed to have visited Lefkara village to buy lace in...

Lefkaritika or Lefkara Lace is a handmade lace from Lefkara in Cyprus. Notable characteristics are the hemstitch, satin stitch fillings, needlepoint edgings, white, brown,...
Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Invented Contact Lenses in 1508!

The idea of a contact lens as a visual aid first started to float about the ideas ring in 1508. Like many of this...
spit on

If a Greek “Spits” On You It’s Usually a Good Thing.

It is believed (mostly by older Greeks) that spitting chases the devil and misfortune away. That is why when someone transfers bad news such...
Khirokitia

Khirokitia is one of the Most Important and Best preserved Prehistoric sites.

Khirokitia is famed as one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites of the Eastern Mediterranean.Standing as the remains of the very...
greece dances

There are More Than 4,000 Traditional Dances in Greece.

Zorba the Greek, a film starring Anthony Quinn, made it known to the world how much the Greek people love to dance and break plates....

Donald Trump is the oldest president elected in US history.

Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, is the oldest elected president in the US history. He took his oath as president...

The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, the most destructive volcanic events in history.

This huge eruption of Krakatoa in Indonesia was one of the most destructive volcanic events in history, killing 36,000 people. The volcano first erupted,...
island love

Cyprus it’s the original island of Love.

Cypriot legend claims Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was born and rose from the foam ("afros," in Greek) near a rock off what's...
Cleopatra

Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was actually Greek, not Egyptian.

Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, briefly survived as pharaoh by her son...
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