Greece is a renowned place for summer and winter holidays to worldwide tourists, boasting extraordinary landscapes and marvelous historical sights. Souvenirs that tell a story of their own, that are characteristic of the land and that - sometimes - cannot be obtained anywhere else. Here are some Greek souvenirs ideas that many visitors provide for first-visitors.
Learn about Middle Ages, Get Some Related Souvenirs
The Middle Age is special times in the history of Greece. Take its capital Athens as an example. During the early Middle Ages, Athens was experienced a decline, then recovered and was relatively prosperous during the period of the Crusades. Following a period of sharp decline under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, Athens re-emerged in the 19th century as the capital of the independent and self-governing Greek state.
It is meaningful to learn about the history of Greece. Taking some related souvenirs seems a good idea.
Remember the Country Surrounded by Sea
As we all know, Greece is surrounded by three seas: the Ionian Sea to the west, the Aegean Sea to the East, and the Sea of Crete to the south. They are all northern extensions of the Mediterranean Sea that touches the south of the Peloponnese and Crete. To remember the happy times in the seaside of Greece, find some souvenirs that in the theme of the beach charms, marine life or related.
Feast Your Stomach With Some Popular Local Food
With age-old apicultural traditions, Greece is definitely known for its delicious honey. With several different types of honey, Greek honey can be used for eating of course but can also be incorporated into your DYI remedies or homemade care. Mothers used it as medicine for sore throat, sweeten hot beverages, make salad dressing and most importantly, it is the perfect topping to Greek yoghurt.
The mastiha tree or lentisk is native of the Mediterranean basin but only in the island of Chios has the resin been cultivated for production. Greece is famous around the world for its virgin olive oil production. Greeks use olive oil in almost every recipe. Olive oil, however, is also used to create other products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or even soap.
Get Something about Featured Noctua
Many Greek products come packaged perfectly for the plane ride back home. Choose from Greek sweets, small bottles of ouzo, olive, nuts, honey, Greek extra virgin olive oil and Greek teas and herbs. If you love wine, you must take home a bottle or two.
In Greek mythology, a little owl (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom, or Minerva, her syncretic incarnation in Roman mythology. She has a marked preference for the most clever among the Greek heroes, like Odysseus, who endure their adventures by the use of savvy consideration instead of mere force. Because of such association, the bird — often referred to as the "owl of Athena" or the "owl of Minerva" — has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world.
It is therefore a good idea to bring back some Noctua related souvenirs back for your friends as follows.
Don’t Miss the Famous Buildings in Greece
If you love architecture, Greece is a great choice for a visit. Greek architects provided some of the finest and most distinctive buildings in the entire Ancient World and some of their structures, such as temples, theatres, and stadia, would become staple features of towns and cities from antiquity onwards.
One of the major reasons why the island of Santorini stands out is its distinctive architecture. So, when you go to Greek, why not walk around the local gift shops for some buildings related souvenirs? The dominant white and blue colors of the Cycladic architecture are a symbol of Greece as they represent the colors of the Greek flag. It shares the same features with the rest of the islands that lie in the Aegean Sea, especially the Cyclades, with the typical whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and paved paths.