As the very first center of direct and participatory democracy, Ancient Greece stands as a strong example of how old practices, beliefs, and opinions are reflected in the lives of modern people. The principles of justice that we inherit from Socrates, the line of thought on the ideas on political power, wisdom and the human reason that we learn from Plato, Aristotle’s open window that cannot be restricted towards the use of reason in natural science, legendary poems of Homer from which we have been introduced to Odysseus, Helen and Paris as well as Achilles and Hector, the unforgettable lines from the plays of Sophocles and many more come from ancient Greek culture.
Where to Get Information on Greek Culture?
The best way to explore the reflections of Greek culture on our daily lives depends on learning this fascinating culture completely which requires people to spend some important amount of time in Greece. However, if you do not have such an opportunity you can still learn a lot from the reflections of Greek culture on our daily lives, from the internet.
The Most Impressive Aspects of Ancient Greece: Theaters and Temples
As the most powerful representation of ancient Greek culture, the ancient Greek theaters and temples stand as impressive reflections of ancient Greek art in modern times. Here is a quick list of the most amazing Greek ruins including temples, libraries and theaters and where to find them:
- Ephesus Settlement with Theater, Library, and Temples: Efes, Aydin, Turkey
- Aphrodisias Theater named after Aphrodite: Geyre, Aydın, Turkey
- Miletus Theater: Didim, Mugla, Turkey
- Aspendos Theater: Serik, Antalya, Turkey
- Pergamon City and the Ruins: Bergama, İzmir, Turkey
- Apollon Temple: Side, Antalya, Turkey
- City of Troy: Çanakkale, Turkey
- Ancient City of Kekova: Kaş, Antalya, Turkey
In addition to these destinations in Turkey, there are major cities which host the awe-inspiring ruins of Ancient Greece. If you would like to see more temples, libraries, and settlements which contain important aspects of ancient Greek art, then you must include Delphi, Olympia, Sparta, and Athens on the list of cities on your route.
When is the most convenient time for exploring the art from Ancient Greece?
Best time to visit Greece and Turkey for joining trekking tours to explore the reflections of the art from Ancient Greece is spring, starting with the first month of April until the second week of June each year. If you would prefer visiting these countries in November or March, don’t forget to bring your raincoats which would protect you from wind and rain. Likewise; July and August might be too warm to seek for the art on the historical ruins of ancient Greece.