The "Living In" Series:

Living in Greece
Table of Contents
by Lyn Waldie
Copyright © 2004: First Edition

Contents
Introduction 1
First Steps 2
Money 2
Food 4
Drinks 7
Dining Out 8
Hotels 9
Telephone and Internet 10
The Post Office 10
Media 10
Transportation 11
Shopping 13
Markets 15
Kiosks 16
Health and Medical Care 16
Pharmacies 16
Clothing 17
Security 18
Strikes 18
Tipping 18
Conversions 18
Electricity 20
Pets 20
Leisure Activities 21
Cultural Life 21
Museums and Archeological Sites 22
Night Life 22
Sports 23
Finding a Place to Live 24
Paying Bills 24
Residence Visas and Work Permits 24
Picking Up Work 26
Customs and Values 27
Caveat 27
The Village 27
Cafeníos 28
Family Life 28
Religion 29
What's in a Name 31
Name Day Celebrations 32
Rites of Passage 33
Festivals 35
National Holidays 38
Cross-Cultural Issues 39
Contradictions in Character 39
Greetings 39
Conversation 40
Communication Style 40
Gestures 41
Time 42
Personal Space 42
Courtesy 43
Privacy 43
The Bureaucracy 43
Connections 44
Rules and Regulations 44
The Evil Eye 44
Hospitality 45
Smoking 45
Greek Cultural Terms 45
Country Facts 48
History 48
A Brief Outline of Greek History 49
Neolithic Period 49
Minoan Period 49
Mycenaean Period 51
"Dark Ages" 53
Archaic Period 53
The Twelve Olympians 55
Classical Period 56
Hellenistic Period 57
Roman Period 58
Byzantine Period 59
Ottoman Period 61
War of Independence 61
Modern Greek Period 62
The Land 64
The People 65
The New Immigrants 65
A Map of Greece 66
Government 68
Economy 68
Education 69
Literature 69
Theater 70
Folk Art 71
Music 72
Dances 74
The Greek Language 75
Pronunciation Guide 76
Some Basic Grammar 78
Definite Articles 78
Nouns and Adjectives 78
Personal Pronouns 78
Possessive Adjectives 82
Verbs 79
Question Words 82
Can and Must 82
Some Useful Conjunctions and Adverbs 83
Prepositions 83
Numbers 83
Time Words 84
Other Useful Words 84
Some Useful Expressions and Vocabulary 85
Getting Around 85
Some Typical Greek Expressions 86
Resources 88
Some Useful Websites
... and Phone Numbers 88
Some Books about Greece 89
Ancient History 89
Modern Greek History 89
Ethnology 90
Religion 90
Greek Literature In Translation 90
Stories about Greece 91
Travel Writing 91
A Cookbook 92
Movies in English about Greece 92



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