Considering the metropolitan nature of Greece, it would is hard to believe that they too, would not have come under the spell of the cannabis , a magical plant that was so clearly popular in the ancient world and surrounding cultures.
Excerpted from the book by Chris Bennett "Cannabis and the Soma Solution".
The founder of the city of Byzantium, the predecessor of Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), was a man named Byzas. Pythia of Delphi directed Byzas' colony "near the land of the blinds"... No-one could tell, then, what the meaning of the oracle was.
There was once a king named Laius (a grandson of Cadmus himself), who ruled over Thebes, with Jocasta his wife. To them the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi had foretold that if a son of theirs lived to grow up, he would one day kill his father and marry his own mother!
Greeks celebrate the March 25th with a double holiday: a historical and a religious one. They celebrate the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire and the Annunciation of the Lord.
The European Cultural Center of Delphi, is a cultural institution under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The activities of the Center are connected to the cultural and humanitarian values that Delphi stands for, which remain timeless on the brink of the third millennia.
The blue sea, shining sun and traditional white houses are only one of the multiple faces of Greece. Visitors are surprised to discover that there are high mountains like the Alps and from December to March this traditional summer getaway turns into a ski destination offering multiples ski resorts.