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Hellenic Ministry of Culture
June 7, 2003 11:20 AM   Subscribe

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and its many guides and maps for hundreds of Greek archaeological sites, monuments and museums. Here's one of Herakleion, in Crete.
posted by plep (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Pretty cool. Nice link.
posted by cachilders at 11:46 AM on June 7, 2003


Server side image map. Haven't seen that in a long time.
posted by Nelson at 11:52 AM on June 7, 2003


Great links, plep. I'm glad you picked the Herakleion one to feature, because I visited both the city and nearby Knossos, and seeing the pictures (especially the Herakleion Archeological Museum) brought it all back. Incidentally, if anyone reading this visits Crete, I highly recommend a visit to Khaniá, a quiet little town on the northwest coast with nothing much to see but the usual Venetian walls, meaning you can just kick back, watch the boats in the port, and drink retsina till you're ready to face more important sites elsewhere.
posted by languagehat at 2:00 PM on June 7, 2003


The usual classy linkage from the plepster. Can I take the liberty of inserting a "speaking of" plug for the classical archaeology and literature resources at Project Perseus, if I haven't already (but you probably already know it)? The site features over 50,000 images of sites and artifacts from Greek and Roman antiquity.
posted by hairyeyeball at 3:12 PM on June 7, 2003


Great link plep. Many thanks.
posted by hama7 at 12:54 AM on June 8, 2003


Project Perseus has already been discussed, but of course it's well worth another plug. A nice quote from moss in that thread:
The Perseus Project is a beautiful, beautiful thing. If you know just a little bit of Greek, Perseus makes it possible to do a pretty decent reality check on a translation, without having to spend hours crawling through a lexicon. If it's a short passage, and you know the language reasonably well, you can even translate it yourself
posted by languagehat at 7:11 AM on June 8, 2003


Despite being from Iraklion (bitter rivalry between the two towns) I second languagehat's recommendation for Khania as the most relaxed and pleasant city in the Mediterranean. Only forget about the retsina. When in Crete drink raki (also called tsikoudia).
The ministry of culture also hosts Culture Guide: a useful schedule of current cultural events, if you plan to visit Greece anytime soon.
posted by talos at 4:22 AM on June 9, 2003


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