One of the first things I remember about Greece was in one of the many Little Golden Books I had as a child. One book in particular had clothing from different countries around the world. Two were especially my favorites: The kimono in Japan and the fustanella Greece. What little girl wouldn't be fascinated by a picture of a man in a pleated skirt, similar to a kilt, and fuzzy balls on his feet? I was too young to read the words that described the items, but that didn't stop me from choosing it as a favorite. Originally Albanian, the "uniform" was adopted as a garment for the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
There are many things in our everyday lives that are related to Greece. Wine (Dionysus was the God of Wine), baklava, pita bread, gyros, olive oil and the recent popularity of Greek yogurt are just of few of the foods with Greek roots. Even the herb Thyme is mentioned in Homer's Odyssey. Writers and philosophers of Greece include Aesop, Socrates and Plato, just to name a few.
So this is my dream, although I don't expect it to come true. But who knows? Maybe someday I'll spend a week in the location I'd most like to visit: Greece!