Athens

Greece

  • Athens is a city located in the country of Greece.
     

  • Athens is the capital city of Greece.
     

  • The official language of Athens is Greek.
     

  • Athens (and all of Greece) is located on the continent of Europe.
     

  • Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey are some of the countries that border (are next to) Greece.

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Keep reading to learn some "Fun Facts" about Venice. 

 

When you finish, there are games at the bottom of this page. 

Have Fun !

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  1. Athens is Europe's oldest capital city and also one of the oldest cities in the world!   Many people call it the "Cradle of Civilization."                                                                          

  2. The ancient Olympic Games were never held in Athens.  They were held in Olympia.                                                                

  3. A long time ago a Greek soldier ran from the Greek city of Marathon to Athens.  The word "marathon" is now used because of this run.                                                                  

  4. The person that steers the gondola is called a gondolier.  There are 300 - 400 gondoliers in Venice.  Currently, only one is a woman.                                                                          

  5. Some of the famous sites to visit while in Venice are:
    - The Rialto Bridge
    - Saint Mark's Square
    - The Grand Canal
    - The Doge's Palace
    - Saint Mark's Basilica
    - Campanile (Saint Mark's Bell Tower)

     

  6. The Campanile (Bell Tower) fell down (collapsed) in 1902.  It was re-built in 1912 to look exactly like the original Bell Tower.
     

  7. The flag of Italy has three colors on it: red, white and green.
     

  8. Every year Venice has a BIG party called Carnavale.  People dress up in costumes (see the picture on the left) and have lots of fun.
     

  9. No skate boards, roller skates or bikes are allowed to be used in Venice.                                                                        

  10. Famous explorer, Marco Polo, was born in Venice.