When 4th century BC philosopher Heraclitus wrote that “There is nothing permanent except change”, it is likely he was speaking of his home country. Castles that date to the Bronze Age, temple ruins from the Hellenistic period, 14th century Byzantine monasteries, and cities modelled around Venetian and
Ottoman; each region of Greece is a leaf out of the history book.
Athens is also the birthplace of democracy. Its famous Acropolis, though ravaged by wars, stands tall above the city, serving as a striking reminder to the city’s denizens of
their honoured past.
Olympia is more than just the homeland of the modern Olympic Games. It is a testimony to the unifying power of sports. Since 776 BCE, every four years, the Greeks practiced the laying down of arms, to compete in the games, later known as the Olympic Truce.