The Map Project – Greece

Oia, Santorini
Oia, Santorini
Black sand beaches on Santorini
Black sand beaches on Santorini

There are a few more instalments for The Map Project. The kids have learned a bit about our amazing  world and who knows, maybe they will be future travellers themselves. Today Kieran tells us about Greece.


Hi, it’s Kieran updating you on Eeva’s travels around the world.

Athens is the capital of Greece which is located near Italy and Turkey, it is on the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world’s oldest cities, with history dating back to 3400 years ago. Athens is home to the national Archeological museum featuring the world’s largest collection of Greek antiques it is also known as the “Acropolis Museum.”   Some people who have been to Athens have a love/hate relationship with the city for many reasons. For the like reason there are an extreme variety of things to see and do. You can there by get boat, train or by plane. There are many great places to visit in Greece. On the other hand there are many places you don’t want to be at night. Also there is a really bad smog problem.

Eeva visited many towns and cities in Greece including Athens Fira and Oia. Fira and Oia are on the island of Santorini. The official name of Santorini is Thira. Before it was called Santorini it was called Kalliste which means “most beautiful one”. She visited Fira which is the main town on the Santorini island. She thought that it was very nice place. Also, she stayed in Oia which she described as a cute and hilly place. She said that the island is very rocky. Eeva went swimming in the Aegean sea. The beaches there have black sand because of the active volcano on the island. There is also red and white beaches. Due to the ideal climate of the island it has a flourishing wine industry.

In conclusion, Greece is a wonderful place to stay and relax. Eeva really enjoyed her time in Santorini but she was super excited to go to her next destination, Istanbul.

All photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju/Wanders The World

Statues at Acropolis Museum
The Parthenon

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