The pupils of the 6th grade of Ekpaideftiria Panou private
Invite you to a 15 minute journey to Greece and to
Getting to know GreeceIf this is the world map
Then Europe is here!
And Greece is here!
Some geographyGreece is a country in Southeastern Europe.Greece
has land borders withAlbania, theFormer Yugoslavian Republic of
Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, andTurkeyto the east. Greece
has the11th longest coastlinein the worldand counts 1400 islands of
which 227 are inhabited.
So as you understand blue is our colour!
EUROPEThe most popular myth about Europa says that she was the
daughter of Agenor, a Phoenician king, and later became a wife of
Zeus, the King of Gods. According to the legend, Europa was the
epitome of feminine beauty on Earth. Zeus once saw her on the
seashore of Phoenicia playing with her friends. He was so
captivated by her beauty that he fell in love with her and
developped a strong desire to possess her. Immediately, he took the
form of a white bull and approached her. Europa looked at the
extraordinary animal curiously and dared to touch and later hug him
because he appeared so calm to her. Later, she was somehow
motivated to climb on his back. As soon as she did so, Zeus ran to
the sea and carried her all the way from Phoenicia to the island of
Crete. There he regained his human form and mated with her under an
This was the abduction of Europa, who later gave birth to three
sons of Zeus, Minos, Rhadamanthys and Sarpedon.
And some historyThe earliest evidence of human presence in the
Balkans, dated to 270,000 BC, is to be found in northern Greek.
Ancient Greece produced many magnificent achievements in areas
of government, science, philosophy, architecture and the arts that
still influence our lives.
Places to visit
The capital of Greece is Athens!One of the worlds oldest
cities.The Acropolis is the most popular ancient monument in Athens
and in Greece.
The Acropolis museum
The Olympic stadium celebrating Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Our school is in Nafpaktos!A small town located in Central
Greece and yet by the sea! The name of our town means where boats
This is the region of Etoloakarnania (a Greek department)
And this is where you will find Nafpaktos!
To arrive to Nafpaktos, you have to cross a big bridge
Nafpaktos is next to the 2nd biggest port and 3rd biggest city
of Greece, Patra.
Nafpaktos is well known forThe battle of Lepanto ,The venetian
castle,The nice beaches,The green mountains andThe delicious
The battle of LepantoTheBattle of Lepantotook place on October
7th 1571 when a fleet of theHoly League, decisively defeated the
main fleet of theOttoman Empire. The victory of the Holy League
helped to prevent the Ottomans from advancing further along the
Mediterranean flank of Europe.
The venetian castle
The nice beaches!
Every fall in the mountains of Nafpaktia, we celebrate the
The yummy food!
The delicious pastries such as ekmek kataifi or
karydopastaKarydopasta is a pastry made with walnuts (nou,
In Nafpaktos two are the most celebrated events:The
commemoration of the Battle of Lepanto, the 7th of October or the
weekend after.There is a representation of the battle and different
events occur during one week.
The celebration of Good Friday.For the orthodox religion the
most important holy day is Easter. On Good Friday, all churches
perform a litany of the icon of Jesus after the crucifixion. Two of
these icons meet at the port of Nafpaktos. Candles are lighten all
over and in the sea as well as a burning cross hanging from the
The traditional dance of our area is not the syrtaki! But a
dance called tsamikos!
Is a private primary school and college located just in the
entrance of Nafpaktos.It is quite a new school since it has been
established in 2007.It is named by the owner of the school Mr.
Spyridon Panou.WELCOME! !
In our schoolPupils learn greek, english and a choice between
french or german.Besides the greek educational program, they have
the possibility to be involved in different programs such as
journalism, theater group, dance, learning to play chess, sport
teams, swimming etc.
We hope we gave you a nice picture of our school!You are welcome
to visit us!