It's not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind...
Greece has a rich and long-term history and heritage. The renowned sea explorers and merchants Minoans represent the first advanced civilization in Europe. The subsequent heroic and noble Mycenaean civilization is still making a lasting impression through Homer’s epics as well as heroes like Hercules, Achilles and Odysseus. Greece’s Classical Heritage is the cradle of Western civilization as it invented democracy, theatre, philosophy, promoted artistic & scientific thought and literature amongst many others. The establishment of the Macedonian Kingdom signifies the birth of Hellenistic period and the globalization of Greek values. The consequent Roman and Orthodox Christian Byzantine Empire were heavily influenced by Greek Heritage and produced many exquisite monuments. Modern Heritage demonstrates the interactions of cultures and the recent cultural rebirth of Greece.