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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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Greece Expects 1M More Tourists in 2013 | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Greece Expects 1M More Tourists in 2013 | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Coming off a tough year in which many tourists stayed away because of political and social unrest, Greece is expecting a big rebound in 2013 with an increase of
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The head of the Greek tourism organization SETE, Andreas Andreadis, said that Greece may surpass a total of 17 million visitors next year, welcome news for the biggest revenue producer the country has.

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Guide to Greece’s Epirus Province

Guide to Greece’s Epirus Province | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Visiting the quiet Greek province, T+L encounters lively cafés and many new small hotels.
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Decorating with a Mediterranean Influence | Decoist

Decorating with a Mediterranean Influence | Decoist | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “Mediterranean” you instantly begin salivating for deliciously flavorful cuisine and full-bodied red wines. You may think of white washed buildings atop steep cliffs and the blue lapping waves of Santorini. Maybe you think of the patchwork fields full of Tuscan wineries, the space age architecture of Valencia or the twinkling city lights of Monaco. You may even conjure up the images of the picturesque white sandy beaches and teal waters of the Turkish coast or the bold tapestries hung in a Moroccan marketplace. Whatever it is, the Mediterranean culture has had a profound impact on the world in the form of food, music and, of course, home décor.
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Dora's recipe: Orange spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos

Dora's recipe: Orange spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Ingredients

4 large seedless oranges - preferably with a thick skin.
Sugar - the same weight as the oranges after they have been boiled.

Method

1. Wash the oranges and thinly slice off the top and tail
2. Put them in a pan with enough water to cover them and boil for one hour
3. Let them cool and then weigh them
4. Cut in half horizontally and then cut the halves in half vertically
5. Cut the quarters into thin slices - one cm approx
6. Empty the water from the pan and put the oranges in
7. Add the same weight of sugar
8. Bring to the boil and then simmer until it becomes syrup - not too thick. This should be about 30 minutes.
9. Put the hot sweet into hot sterilized jars and save

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My story: Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweet) | Neos Kosmos

My story: Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweet) | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

"All our aunties, John's [husband and director of Philhellene's] yiayia and our parents; they used to make glyko tou koutalou because that's the only sweet they had when they were young because that's all they could really afford as they couldn't afford chocolate and other sweets. Whatever they had in season, they wouldn't waste anything like lemon peel, orange peel, grapes, so the only product they really needed to buy was the sugar, then of course it would last all year and they used to hide it so the kids wouldn't get to it."

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Θεματικός Τουρισμός: Ευκαιρία Για Ανάπτυξη Στην Ελλάδα Του 21ου Αιώνα.

Θεματικός Τουρισμός: Ευκαιρία Για Ανάπτυξη Στην Ελλάδα Του 21ου Αιώνα. | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Ο θεματικός τουρισμός αποτελεί τμήμα των ειδικών μορφών τουρισμού, οι οποίες χαρακτηρίζονται από την ύπαρξη ενός ειδικού κινήτρου και από την ανάπτυξη μιας αντίστοιχης ειδικής υποδομής (ζήτηση - προσφορά).
Με τον θεματικό τουρισμό, οι άνθρωποι αναζητούν ένα διαφορετικό τρόπο αναψυχής, ο οποίος συνδέεται με την διατήρηση της τοπικής κουλτούρας, την προστασία του φυσικού και ανθρωπογενούς περιβάλλοντος αλλά και με την αποφυγή της χρήσης υπηρεσιών μαζικού τουρισμού.
Ανταποκρινόμενη στην διεθνή τάση για διεύρυνση και διαφοροποίηση του τουριστικού της προϊόντος, η Ελλάδα, τα τελευταία χρόνια, προσφέρει ελκυστικά πακέτα και υπηρεσίες θεματικού τουρισμού.
Με την βοήθεια σημαντικών κρατικών επενδυτικών κινήτρων οι επιχειρηματίες δημιουργούν υποδομές και υπηρεσίες σχετικές με τον τουρισμό υγείας, τον θρησκευτικό τουρισμό, τον γαστρονομικό τουρισμό, τον αθλητικό τουρισμό, τον τουρισμό περιπέτειας, τον οικοτουρισμό αλλά και τον αγροτοτουρισμό.
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10 Restaurants Worth Leaving the Ship For

10 Restaurants Worth Leaving the Ship For | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
In ports from Vancouver to Hong Kong, certain restaurants make leaving the ship a must.

 

SANTORINI, GREECE

SELENE

Last year, the famed Santorini restaurant Selene (selene.gr) moved from the town of Fira to the beautifully preserved, and quieter, village of Pyrgos, a short drive away. The owner, Yiorgos Hatziyannakis, said the move has brought Selene closer to the farms and vineyards he has championed since he opened the restaurant in 1986. The chef, Konstantina Faklari, infuses traditional dishes with a modern sensibility.
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Salonika, Greece’s Cultural Capital

Salonika, Greece’s Cultural Capital | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Salonika, widely considered the country’s cultural capital, is being revived by young entrepreneurs with an eye to both the future and the past.
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Yachting tourism dives in 2012

Yachting tourism dives in 2012 | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Yachting tourism has suffered huge losses this year in Greece, as sector representatives told the 20th general meeting of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) this week that bookings have dropped by as much as 50 percent compared to last year.

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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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Open-Air Cinemas: Breath of Night Life in Athens | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Open-Air Cinemas: Breath of Night Life in Athens | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
If you find yourself stuck in Athens during this hot July, don’t despair. Athens is full of fun and fulfillment even amidst the summer and the harsh financial circumstances. There is no need to spend too much money to have a wonderful time in the Greek capital and enjoy the wonderful warm evenings.
Athens and its people have always loved the cinema. And more particularly, the summer ones operating from June to September.
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Greece's gift to summer drinking: Ouzo

Greece's gift to summer drinking: Ouzo | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The anise-flavored aperitif (which, like Champagne in France, can only call itself "ouzo" if it comes from Greece) has a strong licorice taste and turns a delightful milky color in water. Its preparation is as simple as pouring it over ice — perfect for outdoor imbibing in Mediterranean climates like Los Angeles. Restaurants such as Petros in Manhattan Beach and Taverna Tony in Malibu serve it in fresh, beachy settings.
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Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweets) | Neos Kosmos

Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweets) | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

According to legend, Alexander the Great first came across the sugar cane from India and his generals bought it back with them but it was not cultivated for use at the time. It is said that Nearchus, one of Alexander's admirals, reached for the cane and tasted it and exclaimed, "India has canes that make sugar without bees".
Alexander's triumphant progress was halted on the banks of the Indus River by the refusal of his troops to go further east. They saw people in the Indian subcontinent growing sugar and making granulated "salt like powder", locally called "Sarkara" (ζάκχαρι). On their return the Macedonian soldiers carried the "honey bearing reeds" home with them. Sugar remained an unknown crop in Europe for over a millennium. Eventually it came as a cultivated product by Christopher Columbus. Venice at the height of its financial power was the chief sugar-distributing centre of Europe, sugar was a rare commodity, and traders of sugar became very wealthy.

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Cheesecake with rose petal spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos

Cheesecake with rose petal spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Base

500 grams Nice biscuits or similar
250 grams unsalted butter

1. Melt butter
2. Put biscuits in blender and make into fine crumbs
3. Add the melted butter to crushed biscuits, blend well and line pan pressing tight
4. Put in refrigerator for at least an hour till hard

Filling

500 grams fresh cream
400 grams cream cheese full cream (Philadelphia or similar)
100 grams cream cheese light
200 grams of sifted icing sugar
3-4 caps of rosewater
3-4 tablespoons rose petal jam

Method

1. Beat cream till thick and set aside
2. Blend the two cheeses together till smooth with the rosewater
3. Add the sugar and mix well
4. Add the spoon sweet and mix well
5. Pour in cooled biscuit base
6. Put in cold part of the refrigerator and leave overnight or a whole day

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Concierge Corner: Experience the Relaxed Mediterranean Way of Life... | Marriott Rewards® Insiders

Concierge Corner: Experience the Relaxed Mediterranean Way of  Life... | Marriott Rewards® Insiders | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Gastronomy in Greece is “a way of life”. Arousing your senses to fine dining, the authentic Greek cuisine served by Athens restaurants is based on the pure and fresh quality produce with a high nutritional value. Selection of the finest fresh ingredients and precise use of herbs and spices together with olive oil makes Greek cuisine very nutritious. It is not really surprising that as well as being the cradle of civilization Greece was also the birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet.

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The Aegean as Odysseus Knew It

The Aegean as Odysseus Knew It | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Inspired by Odysseus, who took 10 years to get to Ithaca from the coast of Turkey, an 11-day journey of epic beauty, hospitality and frustrating ferry schedules.
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Hydra, Greece, Latest Stop on the Art Circuit

Hydra, Greece, Latest Stop on the Art Circuit | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Long a haven for artists and intellectuals, the small island of Hydra is becoming a new stronghold of contemporary art.
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