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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

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20130910-sublime-sunsets-around-the-world

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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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For Tourists, Some Good News With the Bad

For Tourists, Some Good News With the Bad | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Upside of the Euro Crisis: Lower Prices Are Luring Tourists Back to Greece

 

Europe's economic woes have made a trip that was once a safe bet seem less predictable. Contributors in some of the hardest hit countries - Ireland, Greece and Spain - give an indication of what it's like to travel there now.

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(Secret) Islands of Greece

(Secret) Islands of Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Looking for a place that’s teeming with authenticity (not multitudes)? Follow Eleni N. Gage to these three undiscovered islands along the Peloponnese— each with its own distinct personality, all still blissfully under the radar.
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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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Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas #Argolis #Greece

Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas #Argolis #Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
One need only linger luxuriantly on the warm, white sand of the beach, gazing out into the shimmering cerulean blue of the Bay of Argolis to understand Παράδεισος, the Greek word for paradise.
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Explore Athens : Athens : Travel Channel

Explore Athens : Athens : Travel Channel | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Take a tour of Athens to see the sights, including the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon, Aegina Island and more.
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Santorini voted Best Island in Europe 2012

Santorini voted Best Island in Europe 2012 | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Santorini voted as the Best Island in Europe by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2012 NYC. Santorini is Europe’s Best Island Overall winner, and its ranked No. 6 on the list of Top Islands in The World.
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Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in idyllic Paros and Santorini | BusinessWorld Online Edition

Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in idyllic Paros and Santorini | BusinessWorld Online Edition | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Greece is still a great place to visit -- just head to its idyllic islands. Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors explore Paros and Santorini.
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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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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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Petralona Cave | Across Greece

Petralona Cave | Across Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

the Petralona Cave in Chalkidiki (Western Makedonia) is situated about 1 km to the East of the homonymous village, on the western cliffs of the ancient Kalavros mountain (~700 m height), that the inhabitants of the region call Katsika. Cave’s geographic position is about 50 km to the SE of Thessaloniki, 12 Km to the East of Kallikrateia and another 50 Km to the West of Polygyros – Chalkidiki’s capital, in an altitude of about 300 meters from the level of sea. It was found in 1959 by the inhabitant of Petralona, Mr. Philippos Hatzaridis and it became well known all over the world in 1960, when the skull of Arhanthropos was found by another inhabitant of Petralona, Mr. Christos Sarrigiannidis.

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Discovering Your Jewish Heritage in Greece | Across Greece

Discovering Your Jewish Heritage in Greece | Across Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Emily Isaacs Udler visited Greece in order to re-discover her Jewish roots. Below is what she found out during her trip.

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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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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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Villa Galaxy #Mykonos #Greece

Villa Galaxy #Mykonos #Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
As you take in the natural beauty of Mykonos Island's Villa Galaxy hotel you will feel as if you have been transported to a Grecian paradise: simple and rustic, yet contemporary and sophisticated.
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11ο Συνέδριο ΣΕΤΕ "Τουρισμός & Ανάπτυξη"

11ο Συνέδριο ΣΕΤΕ "Τουρισμός & Ανάπτυξη" | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Ο τουρισμός έχει πλέον πρωταγωνιστικό ρόλο στην προσπάθεια για την έξοδο της χώρας από την κρίση. Σε ορίζοντα δεκαετίας, ο ελληνικός τουρισμός μπορεί να προσφέρει στην ανάπτυξη της χώρας, σχεδόν όσο όλοι οι άλλοι τομείς της οικονομίας μαζί. Για να επιτευχθεί όμως αυτός ο φιλόδοξος στόχος και η Ελλάδα να κατατάσσεται στη δεκάδα των καλύτερων προορισμών παγκόσμια, απαιτούνται συγκεκριμένες δομικές αλλαγές. Σημαντικότερη από αυτές, είναι η δημιουργία ενός σύγχρονου, λειτουργικού και αποτελεσματικού μηχανισμού, με τη μορφή μιας εταιρείας, που θα κάνει το marketing του ελληνικού τουρισμού, ξεκινώντας με το να αναδείξει και προβάλλει την ποιοτική ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Ελλάδας και των τουριστικών προορισμών της, τόσο στις παραδοσιακές αγορές, όσο και στις νέες.

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Greek Island Getaways

Greek Island Getaways | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
From the backstreets of Mykonos to the beaches of Santorini, Greece is a long-time favorite island getaway spot.

 

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A Hot Summer Calls for Evia’s Top 5 Crystal Clear Beaches | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

A Hot Summer Calls for Evia’s Top 5 Crystal Clear Beaches | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The heat index has spiked in the past few days all over the country, and Greek summer is here (at last!
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Greek islands, safari dreams

Greek islands, safari dreams | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Santorini is in a group of islands called the Cyclades which also include Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Ios, Delos, Tinos, Anafi, and Folegandros. It is a very beautiful island and you will probably find the days will fly by. While all the islands look close together on a map, getting between them is not so easy. There are plenty of ferries, but few trips that would allow for a day on another island with enough time to explore. The nearest island with day return ferries is Ios.
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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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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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Mutton on the Move (A tourist writes about Karpathos) | Across Greece

Mutton on the Move (A tourist writes about Karpathos) | Across Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

There are more sheeple than people on Karpathos. Husband Alf and I have learned much about the rhythm of our adopted island from observing the sheep who decorate the hillsides. Truly, sheep seem to be everywhere.

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