This seaside town could be the philosopher's final resting place.
Millions of tourists from all over the world are visiting Greece every year. This pilgrimage started about two millennia ago when the Romans run the Mediterranean.
One of the fundamental expressions of social life of the ancient Greeks was the symposium that intended to strengthen the most refine feelings and ideals among the people as it is the friendship and partnership.
According to different archaeological explanations the two sculptures -- the Lion and Sphinxes -- symbolize the power and strength of the Macedonian dynasty, consequently the power and impact of the person or the persons most likely buried inside the monument of Amphipolis.
Is modern Greece going to survive out of the storm of the ongoing crisis? Is Europe about to change path from the achievements of post-war political cooperation and economic integration to the unchartered waters of national egoisms and self-minded interests?
Three decades ago I was given a book of notebooks kept by women imprisoned during and after the civil war in Greece. I immediately tried to find ways to share these stories.
Prior to the first world war, the Greeks of Edremit, including my parents and their brothers and sisters, fled the pogrom. They made it to the ocean, but not before my father endured a critical experience in his life and received the last rites as they waited for the boats to arrive.
Derek de Solla Price spent 16 years studying the intricacies of the Greek device. He reported that the Antikythera Mechanism was "one of the most important pieces of evidence for the understanding of ancient Greek science and technology."
There is a surplus of the ugly in Greece -- of avarice, of hideous modernity, corruption, exploitation. But though it is largely hidden, there is something about the tough, durable fiber, the pride of generosity, the fierce instinct for independence which is at the core of the Greek soul.
What we cannot be accused of having invented the tragedy of the world debt crisis. Yes, we invented the tragedy (Thespis), but we also invented the comedy (Aristophanes).