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Greek volunteers raise money to promote tourism

Greek volunteers raise money to promote tourism | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Description: Thousands raised for billboard campaign, Author: Linsey McNeill - TravelMole Media Group LLC, Publish Date: 12 February 2013, Image: , Category: Travel News
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Founded by Greek entrepreneurs Yorgos Kleivokiotis, Onic Palandjian and Stathis Haikalis, the campaign, tagged 'Up Greek Tourism' is a grassroots mobilisation effort run entirely by Greek volunteers.


The design for the billboard, developed by Greek graphic designer Charis Tsevis, is a photo montage of people who donated to fund the campaign.

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Young Greeks at Silicon Valley show their country the way forward

Young Greeks at Silicon Valley show their country the way forward | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Four young Greeks who live and work in Silicon Valley talk about the culture that made possible the production of the first personal computer in Palo Alto, California. It is a culture of technological progress and a unique economic and work ethic that keep feeding the constant stream of ideas.

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Zissis Konstas, Andreas Nomikos, Dimitris Koutsogiorgas and Konstantinos Karanasos arrived in this mecca of web start-ups during what many here see as Silicon Valley’s second-biggest boom period. They are inspired by and free to create on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Inspired by their experience in Silicon Valley, they envisage a Greece that will rise from the ashes of the financial crisis.

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GREEK NEWS AGENDA: Chios Island Tangerine @ PGI products list

GREEK NEWS AGENDA: Chios Island Tangerine @ PGI products list | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

The tangerine grown on the Aegean island of Chios -famous for its mastic and citrus production- has been added to the European Union's list of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) products- raising the number of Greek products included in the EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) lists to ninety-seven.


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Η Ελλάδα χάνει τους Γερμανούς τουρίστες της

Η Ελλάδα χάνει τους Γερμανούς τουρίστες της | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Μόνο το 0,8% των Γερμανών τουριστών επιλέγει την Ελλάδα για διακοπές, από 5% πέρυσι, καθώς θεωρούν ότι δεν είναι καλοδεχούμενοι στη χώρα μας σύμφωνα με γερμανική τουριστική μελέτη του FFS (Stiftung fur Zukunftsfragen). Η ειδησεογραφία για την Ελλάδα δεν είναι πλέον τόσο αρνητική, ωστόσο, η εικόνα της χώρας δεν έχει ακόμη αποκατασταθεί. - See more at: http://traveldailynews.gr/news/article/54826#sthash.00DQzpi7.dpuf

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“Η Ελλάδα έχει να προσφέρει πολλά στο πεδίο του τουρισμού. Το πρόβλημα που αντιμετωπίζει σήμερα είναι ξεκάθαρα ένα πρόβλημα εικόνας. Οι Έλληνες θα πρέπει να καταστήσουν σαφές στους Γερμανούς ότι η παρουσία τους στην Ελλάδα αντιμετωπίζεται θετικά, ότι είναι καλοδεχούμενοι στην χώρα. Ιδιαίτερη σημασία έχει να λιγοστέψουν οι ειδήσεις για απεργίες στην Ελλάδα και να αναφέρεται περισσότερο ότι η κατάσταση της οικονομίας βελτιώνεται”.
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Mediterranean diet may be best for diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence...
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Portion control and sustainability are the most important elements of a diet plan for type 2 diabetes, according to Zeratsky, who was not involved in the study. She thinks Mediterranean diets may be more successful because they are easier to maintain than restrictive low-carb or high-protein diets.

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60 Greek Food/Drink Words And Phrases

60 Greek Food/Drink Words And Phrases | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Fresh off my third vasilopita win in four years — read on if you have no idea what that means — I am proud to share my knowledge of Greek cuisine with this list of 60 food and drink terms.
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Θεσσαλονίκη: Ολοκληρώνεται το έργο της ανάδειξης του «Παζάρ Χαμάμ» και της αναβάθμισης της περιοχής - Thesout.gr - Οδηγός διασκέδασης Ελλάδος

Θεσσαλονίκη: Ολοκληρώνεται το έργο της ανάδειξης του «Παζάρ Χαμάμ» και της αναβάθμισης της περιοχής - Thesout.gr - Οδηγός διασκέδασης Ελλάδος | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Σε εξέλιξη βρίσκεται το έργο ανάπλασης του περιβάλλοντος χώρου και φωτισμού ανάδειξης του οθωμανικού μνημείου Παζάρ Χαμάμ (Β. Ηρακλείου και Κομνηνών) στην περιοχή Λουλουδάδικα

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το Παζάρ Χαμάμ (Λουτρό της Αγοράς) οικοδομήθηκε ως αφιέρωμα τoυ Xαλίλ Aγά, αξιωματούχου του χαρεμιού της Πύλης, λίγο πριν το 1500 στο κέντρο της εμπορικής περιοχής κοντά στα παραθαλάσσια τείχη και ήταν γνωστό και ως Γιαχουντί Χαμάμ (Λουτρό των Εβραίων), γιατί η περιοχή αυτή ήταν εβραϊκή συνοικία. Το Παζάρ Χαμάμ, ως διπλό λουτρό, έχει τη χαρακτηριστική οθωμανική αρχιτεκτονική με τις βυζαντινές επιδράσεις στο σύστημα κατασκευής και δόμησης, με πλούσιο εσωτερικό διάκοσμο από σταλακτίτες και σταμπωτές διακοσμήσεις στο κονίαμα και με ενδιαφέρουσες κατασκευαστικές λύσεις. Είναι θαμμένο περί τα δύο μέτρα στο έδαφος και είχε μέχρι πρόσφατα κλεισμένες τις κύριες όψεις του από προκτίσματα τα οποία απομακρύνθηκαν.

 

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Image highlights from the land of myth and paradise, the Peloponnese in Greece

Image highlights from the land of myth and paradise, the Peloponnese in Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Home of Heracles, Kings and Olympians, the Peloponnese has a wealth of ancient wonders that’s matched only by its breathtaking scenery. South of mainland Greece and shaped like the hand of Zeus,...


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Zeus’ Temple In Olympia Being Fixed | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Zeus’ Temple In Olympia Being Fixed | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The temple of Zeus in ancient Olympia has been partially reconstructed by the German Archaeological Institute, a project officials there said is aimed at
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Those visiting the monument could have a view of the third dimension of the site after a column was replaced back to its original position in 2004. By the end of November,, 2012, the second stage of the reconstruction was finished aiming at presenting the western opisthodomos to the visitors in a greater way.

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Schengen Rules Threaten Greek Tourism | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Schengen Rules Threaten Greek Tourism | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The Greek government's decision to re-introduce Schengen agreements for its borders and rules adopted under them is seen by some as a threat to the booming
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The new measures will require citizens from countries outside the EU to obtain a visa before entering Greece. For the past few years visa requirements had been lifted for non-European citizens and a simple passport control procedure was enough to allow them access into the country.

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Get him to the Greek! The meteoric rise of Yasso

Get him to the Greek! The meteoric rise of Yasso | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
It’s a runaway success story that will either inspire budding entrepreneurs across the nation or have them seething with jealousy... But it’s hard to think of a better example of a product that hit the market just at the right time.
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Gute Neuigkeiten von Aegean Airlines: Mehr Flüge von Deutschland nach Griechenland » Beitrag » Radio Kreta

Gute Neuigkeiten von Aegean Airlines: Mehr Flüge von Deutschland nach Griechenland » Beitrag » Radio Kreta | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Aegean Airlines: Mehr Flüge von Deutschland nach Griechenland - so betitelt Check 24 eine der bisher besten Nachrichten des noch jungen Jahres 2013. Hier Artikel
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Die Verbindung wird jeweils dienstags, donnerstags und samstags ab dem Flughafen Tegel angeboten. Die Aegean-Maschinen starten immer um 10.45 in Berlin und erreichen Athen um 14.40 Uhr (alle Zeiten sind jeweils Ortszeiten). In der Gegenrichtung ist der Abflug für 8.20 Uhr und die Ankunft für 10.05 geplant. Neben der Strecke zwischen den beiden Hauptstädten wird die Fluglinie zwei weitere neue Routen aufnehmen: Ab dem 27. Mai fliegt sie jeweils montags von Hannover und Nürnberg nach Thessaloniki.

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themooonchild: i will do this. once in my life....

themooonchild: i will do this. once in my life.... | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
themooonchild: “ i will do this. once in my life. preferably in greece! :D ” (themooonchild: i will do this. once in my life. preferably in greece!
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Following the Mediterranean Diet May Lead to Less Body Fat | Olive Tomato

Following the Mediterranean Diet May Lead to Less Body Fat | Olive Tomato | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
New research shows that a Mediterranean diet may affect body fat.
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In this study, researchers included 248 healthy females aged 18-44 from the BioCycle study for the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. They calculated Mediterranean diet scores, which measured adherence to the diet, and compared that with anthropometry measurements (height, weight etc.) and body fat measurements through dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), an x-ray scan that measures body fat.

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Τα 40 τυριά των Κυκλάδων - Πιλοτικό πρόγραμμα για διάθεσή τους σε όλα τα εστιατόρια και Ξενοδοχεία.

Τα 40 τυριά των Κυκλάδων - Πιλοτικό πρόγραμμα για διάθεσή τους σε όλα τα εστιατόρια και Ξενοδοχεία. | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Γνωρίζετε ότι οι Κυκλάδες παράγουν περίπου 40 διαφορετικά παραδοσιακά τυριά; Ή ότι το τυρί που -κατά τον Όμηρο- έφτιαχνε ο Κύκλωπας Πολύφημος ήταν, κα...
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Η νέα πρωτοβουλία του υπουργείου Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης, με τίτλο "Παλέτα παραδοσιακών τυριών", που ξεκινά πιλοτικά από τις Κυκλάδες, έχει ως στόχο αφενός να δελεάσει 'Ελληνες και ξένους τουρίστες με τη γευστική ποικιλία των προϊόντων της ελληνικής τυροκομίας και αφετέρου να τους μυήσει σε ιστορικά, πολιτιστικά και μυθολογικά στοιχεία, που σχετίζονται με το τυρί.

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O παραδοσιακός τορβάς ταξιδεύει σε όλη την Ελλάδα

O παραδοσιακός τορβάς ταξιδεύει σε όλη την Ελλάδα | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Η Σ.Σιαλμά, δημιουργός τορβάδων, μίλησε στο metrogreece.gr για την θετική αυτή εξέλιξη

"Ωστόσο, η 59 Έκθεση στο Μετς έκρυβε και μια δυσάρεστη έκπληξη για την ομάδα του torvas.com. " Υπήρχαν και κάποιοι έμποροι οι οποίοι μας είπαν πως δεν θα πουλούσαν το προϊόν μας στο κατάστημά τους για το λόγο ότι μπορούν να προμηθευτούν τορβάδες από την Ινδία σε εξευτελιστικές τιμές. Το θέμα λοιπόν που προκύπτει εδώ, είναι η άρνηση ορισμένων ανθρώπων να στηρίξουν, όπως και όσο μπορούν, την ελληνική οικονομία και παράδοση", εξηγεί."


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As a small business in Greece I have also had the sad experience of Greek retailers SHOWING me how they prefer to open a large, shiny book and order whatever products they want from China and India (that are then baptised Greek!!!)  It's just so wrong.  1 - they could at least try and sell some GENUINE Greek products and 2- what goes around comes around...they will put themselves out of business eventually if they continue to sell the same crap that so many other shops have!!!

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As a small business in Greece I have also had the sad experience of Greek retailers SHOWING me how they prefer to open a large, shiny book and order whatever products they want from China and India (that are then baptised Greek!!!)  It's just so wrong.  1 - they could at least try and sell some GENUINE Greek products and 2- what goes around comes around...they will put themselves out of business eventually if they continue to sell the same crap that so many other shops have!!!

On saying that....I do understand that they may also be struggling to survive in the current economic climate....BUT......

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8η HORECA: 463 εκθέτες σε 42.000 τ.μ. εκθεσιακής επιφάνειας για τα ξενοδοχεία και τη μαζική εστίαση

8η HORECA: 463 εκθέτες σε 42.000 τ.μ. εκθεσιακής επιφάνειας για τα ξενοδοχεία και τη μαζική εστίαση | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
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Παρά το δυσμενές οικονομικό κλίμα, η 8η HORECA έχει εξασφαλίσει τη συμμετοχή 463 εκθετών, καλύπτοντας το εντυπωσιακό νούμερο των 42.000 τ.μ. εκθεσιακής επιφάνειας, ενώ αναμένονται περισσότεροι από 100.000 επαγγελματίες επισκέπτες από την Ελλάδα, την Κύπρο και τις χώρες της ευρύτερης περιοχής.

Σε συνάρτηση με τα ποιοτικά χαρακτηριστικά της και τον πρωτοποριακό σχεδιασμό της, η 8η HORECA επιβεβαιώνει όσους τη χαρακτηρίζουν ως τη σημαντικότερη εκθεσιακή διοργάνωση για την τουριστική και την ευρύτερη επισιτιστική βιομηχανία της χώρας μας. - See more at: http://traveldailynews.gr/news/article/54818#sthash.t9I0dUZD.dpuf

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Top 8: Greek Restaurants In Manhattan

Top 8: Greek Restaurants In Manhattan | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Floundering economy. Mounting debt. Failing government. Violent riots. Why would one wish to talk about such terrible concepts when there is arni youvetsi to discuss?
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New York is home to the largest state population of Greeks in the U.S, with over 150,000 of its residents claiming ancestry (who wouldn’t want to claim Greek ancestry? Psh.) Many immigrants settled in Astoria, Queens — an overwhelmingly Greek neighborhood that I will cover in an upcoming “taverna” guide. While Manhattan may not share Astoria’s level of Hellenic pride, it is home to some fine Greek dining. Here are my picks for the borough’s top eight establishments.

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Israeli tourism to Greece surges, minister visits - Jerusalem Post

Israeli tourism to Greece surges, minister visits - Jerusalem Post | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Greek Reporter Israeli tourism to Greece surges, minister visits Jerusalem Post The number of Israelis visiting Greece grew from some 150,000 in 2010 to 400,000 last year, but to listen to Greece's Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni is to believe...
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A new museum opens in Athens

A new museum opens in Athens | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The Municipality of Athens announced the opening of the first Industrial Gas Museum, which will take place on the 27th of January.

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Kefalonia: If It’s Good Enough For Captain Corelli

Kefalonia: If It’s Good Enough For Captain Corelli | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Greek islands conjure up visions of bright blue sea, white sands and brilliant sunshine. Kefalonia is no exception. Find out what you can do in this island.


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Greece Offers Tourist Charms Year-Round | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Greece Offers Tourist Charms Year-Round | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Whether you like the islands or the mainland, a picturesque village or the big city, the sea or the mountain beauties, visiting Greece is a wonderful experience
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The peak season of summer months July and August attracts many tourists from around the world, and especially Europe, Russia, the USA and Australia. The warm sunny weather usually reaching 38 degrees Celsius, (100 degrees Fahrenheit) the crystal clear beaches of the Greek coasts and islands and the vibrant nightlife are a must for many who chose to come to Greece this particular time of the year.

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Gyros invasion: Greek restaurants becoming a lot easier to find around Tacoma - TNT Diner

Gyros invasion: Greek restaurants becoming a lot easier to find around Tacoma - TNT Diner | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Gyros come, gyros go. We've seen that happen a lot the last year.
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Don’t these look delicious? Find gyros sandwiches and fries at a handful of new or moving Greek restaurants.


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USDA agrees to explore including protein-packed Greek yogurt in its School Lunch program

USDA agrees to explore including protein-packed Greek yogurt in its School Lunch program | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed it is considering including Greek yogurt in the National School Lunch Program, and has invited potential vendors to take part in a pilot scheme that could begin as early as April.
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Beyond Breakfast: Inspired Greek Yogurt Recipes

Beyond Breakfast: Inspired Greek Yogurt Recipes | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
From health to home, money to food, family, travel, work, holidays and more, Reader’s Digest focuses on simple tips and time-saving insights to help make life simpler and better.
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When Greek yogurt first entered my life, I’d top a bowl with figs and walnuts, drizzle honey on top, and imagine I was in Greece eating breakfast overlooking the ocean. Now, I’m all about Greek yogurt for dinner.