The word Greek, according to Aristotle, comes from the word Graikoi which was the pre-historic name of the
The people who we call the Greeks, and live in a country we call Greece, actually call themselves Hellenes and live in a country called Hellas. This is their story. This page started as an historical
overview for my Greece
Travel Guides and not meant to be a detailed account of Greek history though there are some areas where my interest in a topic enabled me to go into more detail. For those of you who want to know more about Greece and what makes it such a unique and fascinating country this should serve as an introduction. You can click on most photos in my history to see them full size. To return to this index page you can click on the link at the bottom of each page.
Unlike a book where mistakes stay where they are until they are changed in the next printing or accepted as truth for the sake of convenience or indifference, a web-site can be changed fairly easily. So if you find events that did not happen the way I wrote them, or did not happen at all, or something important that I have missed then I would love to hear from you. I have tried to be as objective as possible however it is difficult not to see
things through one's own prejudices. I imagine the left will find me too conservative, the right will find me too radical and the intellectuals will find me just plain dumb. I would love to hear from all of you. But keep it nice. Take a deep breath and write in a calm and sensible way since I tend not to read ravings and e-mails that begin with expletives.
Help Support Matt's Greece Travel Guides Do you enjoy using my site? Have you found it entertaining as well as useful? If so please show your appreciation by booking hotels through the travel agencies and the links found on my Greek Travel Agents Page. The small comission I make on the bookings
enable me to keep working
and in most cases you won't find them any cheaper by searching elsewhere. You can also book at Booking.com's Greece Pages and they give me a small percentage on each booking.