History

Human habitation in Greece first appeared during the Stone Age (270,000 BC). The first advanced civilisations in Europe developed in the Greek mainland, in the Aegean Sea and on Crete (Mycenaean, Cycladic and Minoan civilizations, respectively) during the Bronze Age (3rd-1st millennia BC).

The formation of the first city-states and the first Olympic Games (776 BC) initiate the Archaic Period leading to the Classical Period, the zenith of Democracy being the ‘Golden Age’ of Pericles of Athens (480 BC) with the construction of marvellous structures, monuments and temples including Parthenon of Acropolis (438 BC).


  • 270,000 BC

    Human habitation in Greece first appeared during the Stone Age (270,000 BC).


  • 3rd-1st millennia BC

    The first advanced civilisations in Europe developed in the Greek mainland, in the Aegean Sea and on Crete (Mycenaean, Cycladic and Minoan civilizations, respectively) during the Bronze Age (3rd-1st millennia BC).


  • 776 BC

    The formation of the first city-states and the first Olympic Games (776 BC) initiate the Archaic Period leading to the Classical Period, the zenith of Democracy being the ‘Golden Age’ of Pericles of Athens (480 BC) with the construction of marvellous structures, monuments and temples including Parthenon of Acropolis (438 BC).

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