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The best place to listen to Greek music, discuss the latest news in Greece, ask anything about Greece or Greeks and immerse yourself in the Greek culture. Hellenism.Net is a comprehensive internet guide to Greece and the Greek culture.

Famous Greeks, Greek celebrities

Famous Greeks

Discover famous Greeks and Greek celebrities from around the world. You'd never guess that some of these celebrities are of Greek background!

Greek mythology

Greek mythology

Learn about the ancient Greek gods and heroes of ancient Greek mythology through fascinating and colourful myths and stories.

Greek culture

Greek culture

Learn about the modern Greek culture and language. Information about Greeks in Greece, and about Greek communities around the world.

Ancient Greek literature

Ancient Greek literature

A comprehensive review of ancient Greek literature. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Plato and Aristotle, ancient comedy and tragedy and more.

Greek history

Greek history

Greece's history throughout the centuries from Ancient Greece to the Byzantines, the Ottoman occupation and the modern Greece of today.

Modern Greek literature Kazantzakis

Modern Greek literature

A comprehensive review of the modern Greek literature including such modern Greek writers and poets as Kazantzakis, Elytis, Seferis, Ritsos, Cavafy and more.

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Greece in Europe
Fun facts

Interesting facts about Greece

Greece's population (2019) is around 11 million
Greece is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.
Greece is a developed country with a high standard of living.
Greece is one of the safest travel destinations in the world.
Greek is the world's oldest recorded living language.
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A Beautiful and Strange Homeland

“I’ve never seen a homeland more strange and beautiful
Than this one that fell to my lot
Throws a line to catch fish, catches birds instead
Sets up a boat on land, garden in the waters
Weeps kisses, the ground emigrates
Becomes a pauper, gets brave
Tries for a stone, gives up
Tries to carve it, works miracles
Goes into a boat, reaches the ocean
Looks for revolutions, wants tyrants.”

From the poem “A Beautiful and Strange Homeland” by Odysseas Elytis

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