Monthly Archives: June 2017
Interesting facts about the Coliseum
The ancient building for mass shows – the Colosseum, located at the base of two of the seven hills of the city – the Capitol and the Palatine, is considered one of the symbols of Ancient Rome, and since 1979 it has been protected by UNESCO.
HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT WHICH YOU PROBABLY DO NOT KNOW:
The Colosseum might not have been built, but the Roman emperor Flavius Titus Vespasian (senior) decided to eliminate the traces of the reign of Claudius Nero. Construction began on the site of a pond with swans in the year 70. The opening of the Coliseum was in the year 80, under the rule of the son of Titus, who was the representative of Flavius (dynasty of emperors). Therefore, often in historical documents the Colosseum was called as “Flavian Amphitheater.” Continue reading
Beautiful island Greece (Thassos and Skiathos)
Greece is famous among many tourists for its picturesque islands and the warm Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean seas. Thousands of tourists relax in such famous Greek resorts as Athens, Halkidiki, Peloponnese, but not many are aware of the fact that Greece owns more than 1400 islands, of which about 16% (227 out of 1400) are inhabited.
Every year, tour operators open up new destinations for island holidays in Greece. One of these areas is the island of Thassos. Locals gave it the name “Emerald Isle.” The fact is that the island is really green: olive plantations are located on the coast, and the mountains and hills of the island are covered with magnificent forests. Ship pines are located along many of the resort’s beaches. Continue reading