What comes to your mind when you hear the word Greece?
Some would say that it is a country in Southeastern Europe, a member of the European Union, a strategic point at the crossroads of the African European and Asian continents. Some others would think that the word refers to the birthplace of concepts such as democracy, theatre, the land where the foundation of European civilization was established. Last but not least, some would narrate stories about a place filled with warm and hospitable people, numerous islands and endless coasts, delicious flavors and loud, charming music.
We should take a look at what has been said about Greece over the years.
“It takes a lifetime to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her.”
“How can any educated person stay away from the Greeks? I have always been far more interested in them than in science.”
“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.”
“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.”
“The sea was sapphire-coloured, and the sky burned like a heated opal through the air; We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fair. For the blue lands that to the eastward lie.”
“I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece.”
“Greece is a haven. I’ve been around the world, I’ve been in the most beautiful places in the world, none of them tops Greece! The land, the sky, the water, it’s good for the soul, it’s a healing place.”
“You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm-blooded breed. Well, let me tell you something – it is true.”
“I like reading, free diving and hiking. But my favorite thing to do is travel anywhere in Greece.”
“Greece is a good place / to look at the moon, isn’t it? / You can read by moonlight / You can read on the terrace / You can see a face / As you saw it when you were young.”
“Of all peoples, the Greeks have dreamt the dream of life best.”
“I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world.”