While it may not be possible to travel abroad right now, that’s not to say you can’t discover new places and cultures from the comfort of your own home. In our virtual #TravelFromHome series, we’ll explore ways to see the world without leaving home and discover experiences that are the next best thing.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Greece, with its historical sights, beautiful islands and Mediterranean cuisine. Thanks to some online resources, you can get a glimpse of the rich culture of Greece that enamours so many travellers.
Take a virtual tour of the Acropolis
One of the most recognisable monuments in the world, the Acropolis of Athens is a symbol of the start of Western civilization. Take a virtual tour of the Acropolis and surrounding monuments, including the Parthenon. You’ll get a sense of just how high the Acropolis is perched on the so-called “sacred rock of Athens”. For a more in-depth understanding of its historical significance, listen to travel writer Rick Steve’s audio tour here.
Learn about Greek Mythology
The ancient Greeks left a wealth of stories that explain the world as they knew it, with many lessons still applicable and relevant to our lives today. Delve into ancient Greek myths through the podcast series Myths & Legends. Simply search for Greek Myths or Greek Mythology. If you’re already a whiz on Greek mythology, why don’t you challenge your knowledge through an interactive quiz? You can sign up to play a ‘Truevs False’ Funny Historical Game that tests whether you can distinguish fact from fiction.
Try a Greek treat
Does the sound of fried doughnuts drenched in honey get your taste buds going? Then you’ll love making loukoumades. The origins of this doughnut-like treat can be traced to the first Greek Olympics when loukoumades were served to winning athletes. But you don’t have to jump through hoops and ladders to enjoy it at home. Loukoumades can be made with just a few pantry staples -see here for a recipe.
Learn the lingo
Learn a few basic phrases so when you do eventually visit, it won’t be all Greek to you.
- Hello: Yassoo (familiar) or yassas (formal), Γειά σου
- Thank you: Efcharisto (eff-kha-ri-STOE), Ευχαριστώ
- Please: Parakalo (para-kah-LOE), Παρακαλώ
If you do eventually travel to Greece, don’t forget your travel insurance as it can cover you for unexpected mishaps. Read the Policy Wording or get a quote for Worldcare. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply.