GREECE

Greece, proud of its modernity and its antiquity alike, celebrates both in this pavilion. The long front of the building reflects the nation's classical heritage. Wide steps lead up to a vast pedimented doorway, above which men and chariots parade in a frieze 120 feet long. A statue of Zeus stands in front of the building. Inside, the visitor finds evidence of the modern nation's accomplishments. Large photo-murals give a view of the Athens of today as seen through the pillars of the Parthenon. Other displays reflect the nation's industrial development, agricultural progress and contemporary sculpture and ceramics. Several shops sell Greek Products, and there is a restaurant.

Inside the pavilion visitors were treated to displays that included a scale model of the Parthenon, maps showing the spread of the Greek civilization and exhibits promoting the country's industrial and tourist industries. (CD #8 Set 38 #20)


 

Gifts from Greece. In the exhibit hall are depicted early Greece's innumerable contributions to civilization. Maps of the Mediterranean area and the Middle East detail its commerce, explorations and early colonies, as well as the spread of its language. The great Greeks who helped formulate Western thought are shown in portraiture  (CD #57 Set 240 #2)


 

Restaurant. By day the Taverna offers not only its regular food service but also box lunches which may be eaten on a terrace adjacent to the pavilion. By night, the terrace becomes an outdoor extension of the restaurant; while patrons dine on Greek food, wandering minstrels strum and sing. (CD #109 Set 113 #6)


 


Want more information on the Greece pavilion?

9-25-63 - Groundbreaking booklet
5-21-65 - "Zorba the Greek Night"
 

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