Maria Athanasopoulou loves travelling and writing about the places she visits. Taking photos is her hobby, and sharing her photos with others gives her great pleasure.
I was born in…..Tripoli, and I have spent most of my life in….Greece. Now I live in….Thessaloniki, the capital of Northern Greece. My favorite local film is….The children of Pireaus, starring the famous actress Melina Merkouri (Ta pedia tou Pirea). My favourite book by a writer from my country is….Odyssey by Homer. When I need a reminder of home, I listen to songs by….the composer Mikis Theodorakis. My favourite time of the year is….Summer. My all time local hero is….Theodoros Kolokotronis. My favourite local phrase is…..Take it or leave it. My favourite words to live by are….Life is beautiful when you are able to see its beauty. What I love most about my home country is.…its ancient culture.