One of the most wonderful aspects of the World Wide Web is its ability to connect us regardless of boundaries, both real and political. So you are living in Buffalo, New York, but you want to make a Greek friend who lives in Athens, birthplace of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle! No problem! Friendships are only a few keystrokes away.
Or perhaps you live in the beautiful country of Greece and want to meet new Greek friends who live nearby online. That’s not a problem either. Virtual communities, social networking web sites, online matchmaking services, all these and more are available for you to make all sorts of wonderful and fascinating friendships.
For centuries Greece was a highpoint of culture, philosophy and the sciences throughout the entire world. The Golden Age of the Islamic empires was built greatly upon the thought and scientific study of the Greeks. The Byzantine Empire was built on the Greek language, Greek ideas and Greek thought. The great artists and thinkers of the Renaissance looked back to those ancient Greeks for their inspiration.
A Greek friend can introduce you into a world of classical culture that still exists even to this day. The Parthenon might be nothing more than a ruin now, sitting atop the Acropolis, but the strength and vitality of Greek culture is as real and true to life as ever. It might seem different than you imagined it from reading and learning about this famed nation, but you will be surprised at just how much is still the same.
Fancy some Mediterranean cuisine? There is none finer than Greek food. Want to learn the mystery and beauty of the Greek language? A Greek friend can help you. Want to find out more about modern Greek culture, as well as its classical roots? No problem there, my friend. It’s all available to you and it’s only a few clicks away.
There is a unique mystique and atmosphere to the nation of Greece which you can’t find anywhere else in the world. It has intrigued the greatest minds for ages, and it continues to call to us with its alluring siren song (a call back to the famous Greek epic the Odyssey, written by the famed blind poet Homer). Ancient Gods atop Mount Olympus, the famed Olympic Games of which we still take part every two years, it all starts in Greece.
Athens is the most famed city in Greece, but you will find much more to learn about and see in the country. The Aegean Sea is a fun-filled place full of adventure, and serves as a perfect launching point for exploration into the Greek isles. There is Attica and Thessaloniki, Crete and the Ionian Islands, Tripoli and Thessaly. There is so much to explore, and a Greek friend makes the perfect guide into this fascinating world.