The greatest of all these celebrations in Greece is Easter, with its host of religious events and popular traditions each spring (in on 15th August, is similarly spectacular and is especially popular in this country.The weather at this time of year helps, of course, and many festivals take place the length and breadth of the country.
Crete was the final area of Greece that was occupied by the Ottomans in 1669.The major Byzantine museums in , Veria, Ioannina, Kastoria, etc., will stun you with the richness and quality of their sublime collections of exhibits.Whether you come on a pilgrimage or to discover places and monuments that bring us closer to the divine aspect of our existence, come and visit these special places in Greece, where Man once raised his eyes up to search for the Divine Light. This period was marked by the formation of the Greek City-States, the creation of the Greek alphabet and the composition of the Homeric epics (end of the 8th Century B. The Archaic Years that subsequently followed (7th - 6th Century B. The Macedonians, with Philip II and his son Alexander the Great, began to play a leading role in Greece. Christianity, the new religion that would depose Dodekatheon worshipping, then spread all over Greece through the travels of Apostle Paul during the 1st Century A. The decision by Constantine the Great to move the capital of the empire from Rome to Constantinople (324 A.C.) were a period of major social and political changes. Alexander’s campaign to the East and the conquest of all the regions as far as the Indus River radically changed the situation in the world, as it was at that time. D.), shifted the focus of attention to the eastern part of the empire.