Aristotle one of the greatest philosophers of all times was born at Stageira, Chakidice in 384 B.C. He spent his childhood in Pella, in the Macedonian Royal Court as his father Nicomachus was the personal doctor and advisor of Κing Amyntas II, father of Macedonia’s King Philip II. His mother, Faistida, came from Chalkis of Euboea.. He raised in a wealthy family until his parents died and Proxenus, a friend of his father nurtured him. He was sent to Athens in 367 BC to study at the Academy of Plato. Years later and along with his teacher, laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science.At a later time, King Philip II hired him as a tutor for his son Alexander, who later would grow up to be Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great said of Aristotle: “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well’. He stayed in Macedonia until 335/334 B.C.After Plato died, Aristotle’s friend Hermias, king of Assos in Mysia, invited Aristotle to court. During hisstay in Mysia, Aristotle met and married his first wife, Pythias.. Together, the couple had a daughter, Pythias, named after her mother. He returned to Athens and he established an official school, the Lyceum. This school was also named “Peripatetic Academy” and its members “Peripatetics” mainly due to the fact that they used to walk while discussing. It is said that the Lyceum members were increased to 2.000. During that period of time, he wrote some important pieces on philosophy, morality, biology and psychology. He almost involved in all areas of science such as metaphysics, physics, politics, literature and aesthetics. At the same time he began to classify the sciences and the researches. For example, he categorized two types of philosophers. The first category was the natural philosophers who study the nature as it was Thales and Anaximander and the second was them who studied gods and myths as Homer and Hesiod. An important piece of his work was also the creation of the first large organized library, which was a model for those of Alexandria’s and Pergamon’s. His work is characterized by searching the truth or the logic behind everything. A landmark of his work, used from all the modern scientists, is the Aristotle’s method of questioning and analyzing which literally formed the basis of the scientific method. He died by a stomach illness in Chalkis of Euboea where he was settled in 323 BC, a year before his death to escape prosecution under charges of impiety.




According to the theories of ancient Greek scientists the world is made of 4 natural elements: Fire, Air, Water and Earth. Aristotle added a 5th element, ether, which he named Quintessence (fifth essence). This element represents the secret of worldly and human existence. it represents the ageless, the imperishable, it is what holds the elements together.

2400 years after his birth, UNESCO honored his work and declared the years 2016 and 2017 as “Aristotle Anniversary Years” with the anticipation that his views and thinking will enhance world unity and peace.

Aristotle famous quotations

Love is composed of single soul inhabiting two bodies.

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Hope is a waking dream.

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.


Chalcidice Virtual Tour


Chalcidice Virtual Tour



Athens, a modern metropolis, a european capital, a nest for all the Mediterranean cultures. Athens, the meeting point of East and West, the harbor of everyone, who still loves passionately life! There are so many different ways to describe and analyse Athens, that any given effort to do a short depiction of the city is nothing but a try doomed to fail. Nevertheless, we will try to underline some of the main characteristics of the city of Athens. Visit Virtual Tour


Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete and is the site of one of the most important and better known palaces of Minoan civilisation. Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned after its destruction in 1375 BC which marked the end of Minoan civilization. It was damaged several times during earthquakes, invasions, and in 1450 BC by the colossal volcanic eruption of Thera, and the invasion of Mycenaeans who used it as their capital, while they were ruling the island of Crete until 1375 BC. Knossos was ruled by the dynasty of King Minos and is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur. Visit Virtual Tour


Known from the Homeric myth, as the mythical island of Phaeacians where the shipwrecked Odysseus was soothed by princess Nausika, Corfu continues to welcome visitors from all around the world. Be a synchronous Odysseus and follow the new destination of YouGoCulture initiative. Having the Central Corfu and its old town which is in the list of the Unesco World Heritage Sites, a journey begins in the history, the traditions and the unique beauties of the island. Visit Virtual Tour


Situated in continental Greece on Mount Parnassus, Delphi was considered to be one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. It was believed to be home to the goddess Gaia, or Earth, and later to Apollo after slaying Gaia’s son, the snake Python. The Pythian games—similar to the Olympic Games—were held here every four years to honour Apollo’s slaying of the Python dragon. Visit Virtual Tour


A breath away from Athens, the birth place of Eleusinian Mysteries and goddess Demeter challenges you to explore it! Eleusis or Eleusina, as now known, one of the five sacred cities of antiquity enjoys the privilege of being located only thirty kilometers from the historic Athens. But let me refresh it! It could be the privilege of Athens to have so nearby a city full of life and history! Visit Virtual Tour


Even today’s visitors feel that they are in a sacred place as soon as they set foot in the Asklepieion of Epidavros. The place where healing was a religious mystery. The sick were cured by the god Asklepios in their sleep (enkoimesis) or received from him instructions on the therapy they should follow. From the sixth century BC until the end of antiquity, hosts of people resorted to the Sanctuary of Asklepios in expectation that their prayers for healing would be heard and answered by the god. These were patients and pilgrims who arrived there bringing precious votive offerings from all parts of the then-known world. Visit Virtual Tour


Peering over the plain of Argolis, up there from the heights of the acropolis, one comes to terms with the superiority of the Mycenaean civilization. It reached its heyday in the Late Bronze Age (1350 - 1200 BCE) and then disappeared, leaving to eternity its legendary acropolis, built on an inaccessible, rocky hill between two ravines. The footprints of the Atreidai, the mythical royal dynasty, are visible to today's visitor and inspire awe in an era like ours, in which myth meets the history of the most important period of the ancient world. Visit Virtual Tour

Ancient Olympia

What can be said of Olympia and not sound like a cliché? The significance of the archaeological site is self-evident, even if one is not familiar with the fascinating historical details and the political background, which literally span thousands of years. Known to the world as the cradle of the Olympic ideal, this open-air museum of imposing ruins and unique artefacts tells a story of religious piety, fair play, political ambition, and demonstration of power. All the buildings you can still admire were erected to please the gods and send a message to the thousands of visitors who swarmed to the sacred grounds. Walking around the Stadium, the Gymnasium and the Temples of Zeus and Hera – both instrumental in the ritual and competitive part of the Games – modern visitors will be able to understand why the event remained relevant even when the rest of the Ancient World was long dead. As an added bonus to the splendour of the site, the Museum of Olympia boasts some of the most famous works of art produced in the long course of Hellenic culture. Visit Virtual Tour


Travelling in the Messenian land from Mount Taygetus to the coast, our glance dives, following the sunlight dipping onto the Messenian plain. From the mountainous volumes to the fertile valley, the olive groves and herbs, we see a landscape of culture, myth, and history, unfold before our eyes. In the heart of the region of Messenia, one town stands out: Ancient Messene. This "blissful plain" as Homer calls it, became a theatre of war and mythical narrations offering a viewpoint on the past and the present. Visit Virtual Tour