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Pavilion of Greece

The Greek Pavilion, on Ile Notre-Dame close to the Expo-Express station and Bridge of the Isles, is simple in form, with white surfaces intercepted by passageways leading to the interior.

The concept of the exhibit, however, is exceedingly ambitious: to tell the story of the culture of Greece and its influence through its theme Man is the Measure of All.

The message is of the past and of the present, and its essential conclusion is that only in peace and reconciliation with his fellows and his environment can Man achieve his proper destiny.

The area surrounding the pavilion represents an authentic Grecian landscape, with thyme, pines and cypresses.

At the entrance a patio tiled with Greek marble slabs is set off with statuary, trees and shrubs. It provides a small open air theatre for art performances.

There are eight exhibit halls and a cinema, and the first three halls tell of the contribution of Greece to arts and sciences from antiquity to 1967. Halls are devoted to: The Message of Greece; The Greeks and the World; Greek Culture.

The next two areas tell of natural beauty, archeological sites, tourism, and sea and other communications.

Two halls under the titles of Technical Civilization and The Continuance of Tradition through Popular Art represent Greece today.

The final hall has an information office, rest rooms and a waiting room.

Click here to see a map of the Greece floor plan.