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Yes, Oia really is picturesque

Akrotiri - the Greek Pompeii

May 17th 2016
Around 1600 BC the quiet little island of Thira blew up. The volcanic explosion threw huge amounts of rock and ash into the air, which buried everything on the island to a depth of tens of metres. The town of Akrotiri was covered over and preserved. 3600 years later it's coming back into the light - and what a marvel it is. Many buildings have walls three storeys high, built of precisely cut stone ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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