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14 breathtakingly #beautiful #Greek #islands 

14 breathtakingly #beautiful #Greek #islands  | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
At the delicate age of 13, I visited the Greek islands for the first time in my life. I have never recovered from the experience, nor do I want to! The breathtaking natural beauty, that typical blend of bright white and azure blue that embellishes so many of the buildings, the curious, friendly Greek people, that are so proud of their culture and heritage – and the enchanting aroma of the pine trees.



My early Greek island memories include the first wine tasting tour of my life, our hilarious efforts to keep up with the professional Greek dancers, and those cheeky, handsome Greek waiters, who always seemed to be so sure that my Mother and I were sisters, and certainly that we couldn’t be Mother and daughter!

I have spent decades of my life adding to my Greek Island memories, and I still have many islands yet to visit. The Greek islands are life-giving and life-affirming at the same time. Here are some of my favourites – it’s not a definitive list, and it’s arranged alphabetically. I’ll be delighted to see your comments and your own personal favourites, if you feel so inclined.
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#Ouzo #traditional #Greek #anise #spirit

#Ouzo #traditional #Greek #anise #spirit | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Ouzo drink with its strong anise flavour and with a little hint of Greece is a clear drink which gets milky-like when water is poured into it and aromas emerge and demonstrate its other qualities. Ouzo is so much more than just a drink. It is a way of life in Greece as it makes people loosen-up, brings them together especially when it is served with mouthwatering mezedakia (tidbits).
Ouzo originates from Asia Minor and nowadays is produced in Northern Greece, on Chios and Lesvos Islands. The complex and detailed production process differs from recipe to recipe which goes on from generation to generation and remains a well kept family secret. The drink is flavoured with a variety of herbs that grow on Greek land such as coriander, fennel, star anise, garden angelica and the renown anise.
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FAMILY #HOLIDAYS
IN #GREECE:

FAMILY #HOLIDAYS <br/>IN #GREECE: | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Beautiful beaches, organised resorts, warm hospitality, fun for the whole family. Greece is the best destination for a kid-friendly holiday.
“So, today we have: swimming at the beach, windsurfing lessons for the older one, banana or tube rides for the little one, the waterpark at midday and, if you’re not too tired, in the afternoon we’ll go to the castle. Then comes a rest and in the evening we’ll meet the others at the square for ice cream. What about the aquarium in the morning and then for a bike ride in the woods and a picnic by the river. What do you think?”
Family vacations in Greece: From the window of your room you’ll see the glittering sea. Bathing suit, check. Sunscreen, check. Sunhat, check… and you’re off to the beach. Or maybe you’ll take your young ones to splash around at the kiddy pool and waterslides, while the older crew head to the tennis and volleyball courts for a fun-filled workout. If you want to kick back and relax, beaches are lined with lounge chairs and umbrellas, while for the more active, all sorts of water sports await you in nature’s playground.
Hungry? The many dining areas deliver an indulgent sampling of Greek cuisine. While at the pool bars you’ll enjoy fresh juices, cocktails and snacks served poolside. In the afternoons, children will take part in organised activities like arts & crafts, ecological games, building sandcastles and cooking  – leaving plenty of alone-time for the two of you. If you feel like going exploring, take the family on a walk to the nearby town. Travel with your family to one of the most beautiful countries in the world: Greece.
Your kids will love Greece. It’s made for them. Safe and hospitable, with a perfect climate and gorgeous scenery, the country is full of surprises and offers you and your family thousands of opportunities to enjoy yourselves, at any time of the year.

Popular family destinations in Greece

Greece’s safe and hospitable seaside resorts and large hotel chains are ideal family-friendly holiday destinations. Hotels right next to the beach with the full panoply of family-friendly facilities: playgrounds, kiddie pools, child entertainment programmes and sports. Islands throughout the Ionian and Aegean and coastlines resorts on the mainland await you. Come enjoy the sun and sea together with your loved ones on a perfect tailor-made holiday.
If you love Greek islands then take note: Tinos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Sifnos, the Sporades, Mytilini, Crete, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Corfu, Aegina, Evia and Thasos are some of the best places to go in Greece for families. The mainland coast is just as interesting. Some of the ideal family destinations are in Messinia and the Mani, around Parga, Halkidiki and Pelion. They boast a large range of hotels and resorts that live up to the high demands of family vacations.
Leaving the hotel opens up another vast range of things to do. There are archaeological sites and museums, workshops where the kids can watch artisans work their crafts, kitchens where they can take cooking lessons, paths to exciting castles, fortresses, chapels and windmills. The family can also rent bikes, canoes or boats, to go exploring through the villages and around the islands. Kids of all ages love snorkelling and if they are slightly older they could learn to sail or water ski.
On your family holidays in Greece, everything is organised for you. The only thing you need to do is sit back and enjoy!
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Heavenly beaches around #Volos #Thessaly #Greece

Heavenly beaches around #Volos #Thessaly #Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The beaches in the wider area of Volos are among the best-loved in Greece. Thousands of visitors each year flock to the beaches of Agios Dimitrios, Anchialos, Alykes, Pigadia, and many others, which offer stunning scenery and many recreational facilities.
Sea stories
The coast of Magnesia has one of the mildest climates in the Mediterranean. Cool summers and exceptionally mild winters create ideal conditions for enjoying the sea during all seasons of the year.
The connection with the Sporades islands allows for a quick getaway to enchanting Alonissos, Skopelos or Skiathos, so the traveller can roam these exquisite islands, which are home to the National Marine Park of the Sporades, a refuge for rare birds and primarily for the Mediterranean monk seal monachus-monachus. Numerous companies rent small boats so the visitor can enjoy small, hidden beaches and secret sea caves. The sea caves at Veneto, the submerged city in Alonissos, Poseidon’s cave and many other sea emeralds await explorers. Sea trips are always accompanied by dolphins, a unique experience. The small islets in the Pagasetic Gulf are ideal fishing grounds and meeting points for spear fishermen.
Volos has numerous swimming and diving clubs; it also has historical sailing clubs. Important open sea sailing meetings are held and the spectacle of the glorious ships skimming gracefully over the water is truly impressive.
At the mouth of the River Anavros in Volos, and on neighbouring beaches, the visitor can enjoy sea sports, like water skiing and windsurfing.
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10 υπέροχες παραλίες στην Λέσβο #beach, #Lesvos #Greece

10 υπέροχες παραλίες στην Λέσβο #beach, #Lesvos #Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
If you are looking for travel inspiration, visitgreece.gr has everything you need to know. Travel ideas, Events, guides, what to do, where to go in Gr
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3 Ελληνικές παραλίες αναμεσα στις 10 πρωτες μεσογειακές συμφωνα με το Travel & Pleasure

3 Ελληνικές παραλίες αναμεσα στις 10 πρωτες μεσογειακές συμφωνα με το Travel & Pleasure | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The Best Mediterranean beaches are known for their unmatched resorts, tropical feel and pristine settings. Here are some such beaches.
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#Assyrtiko - #Malagousia - #Avgoustiatis - #Mavrodaphne... chosen by Dionysus, the #wine god...

#Assyrtiko - #Malagousia - #Avgoustiatis - #Mavrodaphne... chosen by Dionysus, the #wine god... | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The Hellenic Republic has been stomping on grape bunches for over 5,000 years to produce various drops of vino from over 300 indigenous varietals. In Greece, grape harvest season is considered a celebration of its ancient civilisation and a salute to Dionysus, the god of wine.

In recent times, the Greek nation has been mostly brought to our attention through repetitive news reels regarding the country’s economic difficulties. For the Greek wine industry, this has meant less of a platform to show the world a skill they have been perfecting for millennia. I for one am not letting that get in my way. 

In this issue I am going to do my part to help pull back the curtain on Dionysus’ nation and offer you, my readers, an insight into the local wine varietals and the grape growing regions that you should be drinking. As for pronouncing some of them, I’m afraid I can’t promise to be of help there! 

White Varietals

Assyrtiko
Considered as the ambassador of Greek white wines, this varietal thrives in the region of Santorini. The mix of aromas from wild citrus plants and sea salt-like minerality is immediately mouth-watering. This is often a clean and fruit driven wine that is very approachable and likened to a crispy dry Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend. A great wine with a beach-side grilled octopus starter. Assyrtiko-Athiri, Sigalas Winery $200, from olivetreehk.com.

Malagousia
This is a new discovery of mine and was instantly a favourite in recent tastings at my store. A rich and full-flavoured wine with an intense stone fruit essence that is often blended with components of oak. The flavour spectrum is like Marsanne, Roussanne (typical Rhône Valley) or a lighter style Chardonnay from a cooler region. The grapes are traditionally cultivated in a place called Etoloakarnania, which sounds a bit like an extinct dinosaur fossil. Malagousia, Moraitis Winery, $95, from olivetreehk.com

Red Varietals

Avgoustiatis
Considered a rare red grape, and planted on the west coast of Peloponnese, this varietal creates a dry wine style that is extremely dark in colour. It carries soft tannins, gives a splash of spice to the palate and has a little grunt due to the punchier alcohol levels. The key to this wine is the hot Greek western sunshine that gives these vines plenty of sustenance for ripening. Available next month from flyingwinemaker.asia.

Mavrodaphne
A varietal that directly translates as ‘black laurel’, this certainly lives up to its name with a jet black grape on the vine. Planted mostly on the west coast of the country (Achaia and Cephalonia) the grape can achieve such intense ripeness that it is great for making sweeter style wines. Sweet style wines also require the retention of natural acidity, which this varietal achieves consistently.
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8 signs you were born and raised in #Greece

8 signs you were born and raised in #Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

 

.Photo: Spyros Papaspyropoulos"

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1. You greet someone by calling him “malaka.”2. You call your mum to take the “evil eye” away.3. You crave vromiko (aka dirty) street food.4. Your eating hours are entirely random.5. You still live with your parents aged 29.6. You honk at the car in front of you before the light turns green.7. “Let’s have a quick coffee to catch up” translates into at least 2 hours off your agenda.8. Your mum sent you parcels of food while you were studying abroad.
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#Crete one of the 6 best European Islands

#Crete one of the 6 best European Islands | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Of all the Greek Islands, Crete is both the largest and most varied. Historical sights are topped by the ruins of the Knossos Palace, the pinnacle of the Minoan civilisation. It's just to the south of Crete's capital, Iraklio (also called Heraklion). There are also some tremendous beaches – particularly Elafonisi in the south-western corner – while Samaria Gorge offers one of the continent's great canyon hikes. The island's also large enough to have substantial mountains, dotted with picturesque monasteries such as the culturally symbolic Moni Arkadiou.
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Greek Documentary ‘Agora: From Democracy to the Market’ to be Broadcast Abroad [Video]

Greek Documentary ‘Agora: From Democracy to the Market’ to be Broadcast Abroad [Video] | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Just before entering the fourth week of its theatrical release in Greece, “Agora: From Democracy to the Market,” the documentary on the Greek crisis by internationally acclaimed documentarist Yorgos Avgeropoulos, will shortly reach wider audiences abroad. The first TV broadcasts have been programmed by the film’s co-producers in the Arab world and in Germany whereas a national broadcast will follow in Finland.

 

 


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Will Mykonos Save Greece?

Will Mykonos Save Greece? | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The Hellenic American Leadership Council is hereby established to chart a new course for the Greek-American community: to ensure the continuity of a distinct and distinguished Greek- American community; to promote a renewed commitment to civic...
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The reason for this is that “Mykonos et al” are a set of brands, both collectively and individually, that are globally recognized, promising and delivering the three S’s that French chanson Serge Gainsbourg crooned about in the 1960s and 1970s—sea, sex, and sun. That is the basest part; in fact it goes well beyond the pleasures of the flesh, to local culture both traditional and surprisingly timeless and modern, to cuisine both high and low, the volcanic majesty of Santorini, or the cubist perfection of the white Aegan village, with the peasant cuisine of places like Ikaria promising Methusela-like longevity.  To a culture and history spanning 4000 years, from Minoan Thera to Classical Delos to Byzantine Patmos to Crusader Rhodes, Venetian Syros, you get the point.  Certainly exotic, but still Western, and though plagued with strikes, Greece is free of real civil strife, unlike other Mediterranean locations.

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Packing off to Paxos: Mariella Frostrup and family feast on the simple life in Greece

Packing off to Paxos: Mariella Frostrup and family feast on the simple life in Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
What do you do when it's time to swap wild nights out on the Med for a more tranquil option? Head for Paxos, says Mariella Frostrup, where remote beaches, marinated sardines for lunch and speedboat excursions fill the days.
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Paxos is easy to get to know and part of its appeal is how swiftly the visitor feels familiar with it. Three towns lie along the coast facing the Greek mainland. Gaios, the capital, is where the ferry comes in, and in its medley of cobbled streets you can pick up everything from a kitchen mop to a Colombian emerald.

Despite the plentiful little tourist boutiques, Gaios feels like a working town rather than a resort, one that endures the influx of sunseekers but is fully aware that by autumn, only 2,000 full-time residents will be left on the island. North of the capital lies Lakkos, a very popular harbour crowded with beautiful sailboats.

On land it is little more than a village with a couple of sophisticated bars on the seafront and a handful of traditional tavernas in the old-style squares behind.

Our favourite of the three is the aforementioned Loggos, really a hamlet with a handful of restaurants where centuries of visitors and conquerors from the Ottomans to the Italians have left an indelible and welcome mark on the local cuisine.

Greek staples such as calamari and taramasalata are augmented with dips made from split peas and smoked aubergines, as well as fabulous mussels cooked in ouzo and plenty more to keep your palate stimulated.



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Sapientza

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Called by locals as “Kardia”, due to its heart-shaped silhouette, the small rocky island is a skerry of the Sapientza Island, in the Messinian Golf. With a population of seven inhabitants, according to the latest census, the island is almost a desert paradise.

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#Santorini’s Mystique Voted Among 5 #Best #Resort Hotels of #Greece 

#Santorini’s Mystique Voted Among 5 #Best #Resort Hotels of #Greece  | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, located on Santorini, is among the 5 Best Resort Hotels of Greece, according to readers of Travel+Leisure. The publication asked its readers, who are worldwide travellers, to share their travel experiences, rate cities, islands, hotels and more and vote for the ones they consider top in their category.

“Its easy to see why travellers love the Greek isles, with their whitewashed villlas, enticing beaches, and cerulean waters. That’s some serious scenery for the region’s hotels to live up to – but they do”, writer Lindsey Olander observes. “In the hotels category, readers rated properties on their rooms and facilities, location, service, food and drink, and overall value”, she further explains.
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#Mediterranean #diet withstands test of time!

#Mediterranean #diet withstands test of time! | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Diet fads inundate bookstores, advertisements and internet searches. Some weeks, people seek to eliminate carbs. Other weeks they do a detox cleanse. People often think if they lose weight,
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Four #Secluded #Greek Island Beaches

Four #Secluded #Greek Island Beaches | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
What do you dream of when imagining your perfect beach escape? Soft sand and warm waters? Cabanas and cocktails? Or is it just simply somewhere quiet, secluded and peaceful? The popularity of the beach-going experience means that most Greek Island beaches are packed from dawn ‘til dusk. However, this isn’t always the case. For all of you out there dreaming of a peaceful Greek paradise, here are our top four quiet and secluded beaches in the Greek Islands.
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Karamanlidika brings a sensory experience to Athens

Karamanlidika brings a sensory experience to Athens | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The native people of Karaman and Cappadocia in Central Anatolia spoke and wrote in Turkish using the Greek alphabet but were Orthodox Christians. They became known as the Karamanlides who were forced to leave their homeland along with 1.5 million other Anatolian Greeks, as part of the immigration exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923.

Today, Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani is a charcuterie and ‘mezetzidiko’ that honours their heritage, creating an Athenian modern day version of what was known as a “pastomageirio” or a “tavern of salted goods” that flourished in Byzantine times. An eclectic, uncomplicated meze menu has been assembled by Stella Spanou, a chef and cookbook author from Thrace, who provides a sensory journey to the East.

The Karamanlides and Cappadocian Greeks brought with them many specialist trades including curing and drying meat based on ancient traditions dating back to Byzantium. Many Karamanlides had become artisans of Pastirma or “Pastourmas” in Greek, that refers to a method of curing and drying meat after layering with a fragrant paste of cumin, fenugreek, garlic and hot paprika. The result is beautifully preserved meat that is full of flavour and is surprisingly soft and delicate on the palette.

The varieties of pastirma and other dried meats found at this Athenian mezetzidiko, are combined with organic, fresh local ingredients that has captivated both locals and visitors to Athens. Owner Fanis Theodoropoulos’ vision was very much about supporting Greek producers. “It’s about quality over quantity and keeping prices honest”, he said. “These Greek products are as good as anything you will find though out the rest of Europe.”

A grocery area stocks a curated selection of Greek products from small-scale producers including, cornelian cherry jam and liqueur, dried figs, Greek honey and the award winning Maleas olive oil from Laconia.

Fanis is no stranger to the local food trade, being the second generation in his family to run a small over the counter charcuterie across the road called Arapian, that was established in the 1920’s and run by his father through out the 1960’s, it became famous for their pastourma and soutzouki (dried sausage).
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#Folegandros, #Greece, among 22 #Postcard_Perfect #European #Villages Straight Out of a Fairytale

#Folegandros, #Greece, among 22 #Postcard_Perfect #European #Villages Straight Out of a Fairytale | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
22 Postcard-Perfect European Villages Straight Out of a Fairytale

Folegandros, Greece
Santorini’s streets sag with admirers, but on Folegandros, a nearby island in the Cyclades, you’ll find similar architecture—streets paved in slate, whitewashed buildings decorated with colorful flowers, the occasional Greek Orthodox church with a bright blue dome—without the crowds. For a secluded swim, trek to Katergo, a sheltered stretch of beach where gentle, emerald-blue waves lap the pebbly shore.

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#Diving in #Greece can satisfy even the most #experienced of divers

#Diving in #Greece can satisfy even the most #experienced of divers | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Most diving destinations around the world offer an opportunity to explore marine nature. In Greece, diving also offers a look into modern history.

From the Gulf of Evia to the Saronic Gulf, both close to Athens, and the Ionian Sea in western Greece, to the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, Greece’s seabed is a vast museum of modern wrecks. Offering more than just rusted metal sheets, each wreck carries its own unique history.

Fighter planes that once tore through the skies, World War II naval submarines and destroyers that engaged in major battles, cargo and passenger ships that sailed the seas, lie sunken and preserved in good condition following their inglorious ends. Plunging into the waters and counting the meters is like counting the decades backwards until you reach these sunken ships and planes. 

Kostas Thoktaridis, a diver and explorer of naval history, estimates that the number of contemporary-era wrecks in Greece amount to roughly 1,500. Of these, some 500 may be explored and attract divers, from beginners to advanced, from all over the world. If this is your sport, get your wet suit, mask, and flippers ready and fill your tanks with oxygen, or visit one of the many certified diving centers operating in Greece for an introduction, with the help of experienced instructors, into the magic of wreck diving. Even during the winter months, the weather is usually appropriate, the waters are clear, and the water temperature is pleasant.
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Η Καβάλα και η Austro-Hellénique

Η Καβάλα και η Austro-Hellénique | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Ο καπνός ήταν ένα από τα σημαντικότερα εμπορεύσιμα αγαθά στις συναλλαγές Ελλάδας και Αυστρίας. Ο γεννημένος στη Βιέννη δημοσιογράφος Κρίστιαν Γκόνζα έκανε ένα ταξίδι στο ελληνοαυστριακό παρελθόν. Και γρήγορα γίνεται σαφές: Δεν μπορούμε να αποφύγουμε τη συζήτηση σχετικά με το θέμα των πολεμικών αποζημιώσεων – ακόμη και στην καπνοβιομηχανία. Οι απεικονίσεις των καπναποθηκών προέρχεται από ένα φωτογραφικό project του Καμίλο Νόλλας.
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The Great Powers Were Afraid of the 1821 Greek Revolution

The Great Powers Were Afraid of the 1821 Greek Revolution | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The 1821 Greek Revolution erupted under unfavorable omens, seven years after Waterloo, Europe was being shaken by riots that threatened its monarchy regimes. And while the repression of these movements did not seem difficult for the powerful European autocracies, the Greek Revolution was a cause for concern since it threatened Europe’s coveted balance.

The reasons why Greece was viewed as a special case among the revolutionary movements of the time was firstly due to the fact that Greece constitutes a bridge between Europe and Asia, and secondly because the change of the status quo after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire created a new and unforeseen dynamic in the area.

Foreign policy issues, national interests and complex diplomatic calculations rallied the Great Powers against the Greek Revolution. Meanwhile, the Great Powers were also attempting to stop the Russians from descending to the Mediterranean, which was a real threat since it was believed that the Russians were aiding the Greeks in their attempt to revolt.

England
In 1822, the French Consul in Thessaloniki wrote a detailed letter to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs explaining the reasons that led England to be hostile against the Greek uprising. In fact, England was afraid of Greece’s naval power, recognizing a strong opponent that should be drowned in its cradle.

France
Even though France was a rival of England, it did not show a favorable attitude toward the rebellious Greeks from the beginning. The fear that Russians would be able to reach the Mediterranean, along with the country’s commercial competitiveness with the Greek navy, which brought Greek merchants in every Ottoman East market, were both significant reasons to remain hostile against the Greek effort for independence.

Austria
Austria’s stance against Greece came as no surprise. Chancellor Metternich’s domestic and foreign policy was to drown any idea of overthrowing the country’s regime and oppression of the people. The Greek Revolution constituted a dangerous example because it could lead to a rebellion of other enslaved people, not excluding the residents of Austria.

Russia
Russia appeared to be the protector of Greece, however, influenced by Metternich, Russia denounced Ypsilantis’ movement. However, the constant Russian-Turkish dispute that, with the explosion of the Greek Revolution, led Russia to war against Turkey was an encouraging factor for Balkan people.

USA
The United States of America had adopted a pro-Turkish policy, committed to the Monroe doctrine, despite the official support of the Greek independence efforts, the U.S. remained apathetic and uninvolved in order to finally sign a trade agreement with Turkey. The Americans’ philhellenism was documented by various sources, however, it was mostly expressed by the people and not the state.
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ανυπέρβλητα δειλινά σε όλο τον κόσμο ... #Santorini #Cyclades #Aegean_sea #Greece

ανυπέρβλητα δειλινά σε όλο τον κόσμο ... #Santorini #Cyclades #Aegean_sea #Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
A Grecian glow Santorini is one of 220 Greek islands that were created by the Minoan eruption, a volcanic explosion that divided up a single island into today’s beloved archipelago. Made picturesque by whitewashed buildings and an arid landscape, Santorini is a hedonist’s dream, with a slew of beaches, bars and infinity pools from which to enjoy the setting sun. (Michael Melford/National Geographic Creative)
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από άρθρο του BBC με τίτλο : sublime sunsets around the world

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Le ministère du Tourisme et l'EOT présentent la nouvelle stratégie médiatique de la Grèce pour la saison 2014-2015

Le ministère du Tourisme et l'EOT présentent la nouvelle stratégie médiatique de la Grèce pour la saison 2014-2015 | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
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Grâce à une promotion touristique ciblée sur des marchés-cible de l'étranger, en mettant l'accent sur les outils du Web, mais aussi sur les besoins des visiteurs du pays, le ministère du Tourisme ambitionne de faire de la Grèce un paradis d'hospitalité pour ses visiteurs, a déclaré la ministre, Olga Kefalogianni, depuis la tribune de cette manifestation.
Après avoir dressé un bilan de l'œuvre du ministère du Tourisme, qui a désormais deux ans d'action sous sa nouvelle forme, Mme Kefalogianni a assuré de la poursuite de l'action engagée pour attirer le plus grand nombre de touristes.
2013 a été une année de succès pour la Grèce, a noté Mme Kefalogianni, puisque d'une part les choix du ministère se sont avérés être les bons et, d'autre part, elle a été la preuve que le tourisme a transformé la crise en opportunités.
Pour la nouvelle année, la Grèce entend attirer 20 millions de touristes, un chiffre qui peut être porté à 22 millions si l'on ajoute les visiteurs de la croisière, a déclaré le SG de l'EOT, Panos Livadas, qui, analysant les actions marketing que suivra la Grèce pour la prochaine saison touristique, a expliqué qu'elles viseront à renforcer encore plus le produit touristique grec sur les marchés de la Chine, de la Russie, mais aussi du Brésil, outre bien sûr les marchés traditionnels.
Concernant d'ailleurs plus précisément le Brésil, Mme Kefalogianni a souligné que l'équipe nationale de football, qu'elle a félicitée pour sa qualification dans les 16 meilleures équipes du monde, est en cette période le meilleur ambassadeur de la Grèce à l'étranger, mais aussi tout particulièrement sur ce marché bien précis. Un large programme publicitaire est en cours en cette période à Sao Paolo.
Du côté du marché chinois, M. Livadas a parlé de messages déjà très positifs, après l'inauguration en plus de la ligne aérienne directe Shanghai-Grèce, informant en outre que des tours opérateurs présents sur le marché chinois examinent les possibilités d'une liaison directe Pékin-Athènes.
Enfin, concernant le marché russe, le taux de visas délivrés est très encourageant, avec une hausse observée de 65% par rapport à 2012.
En clôture, avec la saison touristique qui bat son plein, Mme Kefalogianni a adressé un appel aux représentants des collectivités locales de faire preuve d'un haut sentiment de responsabilité afin que le pays puisse répondre comme il se doit aux exigences accrues qu'engendre la venue des touristes.

 

 

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Which Greek island should you go to?

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With 1,400 beautiful islands, Greece offers travelers a tough decision way beyond raki vs wine. Allow us to help out.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Greece's 1,400 islands -- 230 of them inhabited -- are one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful assets.

From the Ionian, up by Albania in the northwest, to the Dodecanese, near Turkey in the southeast, they offer vacations you can't get many other places.

Each of the island groups has its unique allure, plus some of the most picturesque seascapes on Earth.

But for sheer variety in a small radius, proximity to Athens' ferry port at Piraeus and the best inter-island boat connections, none compete with the Cyclades.

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What Riding A Donkey in Santorini Can Teach You About Life

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I recently rode a donkey in Santorini. Judge away. This may seem silly and touristy, but I LOVE donkeys. Maybe it is because I laugh like one.
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