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COASTAL AND MARITIME TOURISM
The extraordinary beauty, cultural wealth and great diversity of Greece coastal areas have made them the preferred destination for many holidaymakers in Europe and abroad, making coastal and maritime tourism an important coastal areas sector. Coastal tourism refers to land-based tourism activities including swimming, surfing, sun bathing and other coastal…
Cultural Tourism (or culture tourism) is the subset of tourism concerned with a country or region's culture, specifically the lifestyle of the people in those geographical areas, the history of those people, their art, architecture, religion(s), and other elements that helped shape their way of life. Cultural tourism includes tourism…
Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism.Its purpose may be to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political…
Ecomobility is travel through safe, affordable, accessible, environmentally-friendly integrated transport.
HEALTH - MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TOURISM
Health tourism is a wider term for travels that focus on medical treatments and the use of healthcare services. Over the last couple of decades, there is a new type of holiday that is gradually developing in the country: health tourism in Greece. Due to the central geographical location and…
Greece and the Greek Islands are world known for the many tasty and lovely traditional products. If you were to travel all over Greece, crisscrossing it from coast to coast – east, west, north and south – you’d be astounded by the abundance of exceptional foods and the unique traditional…
Greece, being a Mediterranean country, had all the prerequisites to attract this type of tourists but did not do so. Only some of the beaches have been provided for this purpose and they were regularized only about 10 years ago. People from all around the world are visiting Greece during…
Religious tourism is not a new idea, something thought up recently. It is the oldest, the most important form of “tourism” in the history of Mankind. Every society has produced members whose quest was to commune with the divine. Religious travel has its roots in the pilgrimages of a bygone…
Rural tourism focuses on actively participating in a rural lifestyle. It can be a variant of ecotourism. Many rural villages can facilitate tourism because many villagers are hospitable and eager to welcome (and sometime even host) visitors. Agriculture is becoming highly mechanized and therefore, requires less manual labor. This trend…
SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES
The guide provides information and cultural, historical and contemporary heritage interpretation to people on organized tours and individual clients at educational establishments, religious and historical sites, museums, and at venues of other significant interest. Tour guide services, arranging of tours, using sound transmission apparatus as a means for communicating sightseeing…
Sport tourism refers to the experience of travel to engage in or view sport-related activities. Also ideal for vacationers who are seeking to combine athletic activities and relaxation
TRADITIONAL ART & CRAFTS
Traditional art and crafts from all over Greece.
Getting married in Greece, the most cosmopolitan area of Europe? Mamma Mia! is easy and every care is taken to make sure that your special day runs smoothly and effortlessly. With 330 days of sunshine each year and sunsets straight from a picture postcard, the weather is certainly one thing…
Enotourism, Oenotourism, Wine tourism, or Vinitourism refers to tourism whose purpose is or includes the tasting, consumption or purchase of wine, often at or near the source. Where other types of tourism are often passive in nature, enotourism can consist of visits to wineries, tasting wines, vineyard walks, or even…
Some of the locations and areas we have uploaded so far. Keep coming back for more updates. The heart of Greece beats here!
The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey. In the north, it is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosphorus. The sea was traditionally known as…
Agistri is an island of the Argosaronic, the largest of the small islands between Aegina and the Epidaurus of the Peloponnese. It belongs to the Prefecture of Attica and is located in the heart of the Saronic Gulf. There are four villages on the island: Megalohori or Mylos (island country),…
Islands in the Argosaronic Gulf: Small gems scattered over the sea Aegina, Agkistri, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Salamina and the peninsula of Methana form the island complex of the Argosaronic Gulf in southern Greece. Sprinkled over the Argosaronic Gulf and steeped in ancient mythology, these islands are small havens in close…
Attica is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. The historical region is centered on the Attic peninsula, which projects into the Aegean Sea. The history of Attica is tightly linked with that of Athens, which, from the classical period, was one of the…
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was once…
Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. Cyprus…
Epirus lies in NW Greece, between the Pindos mountain range and the Ionian Sea. Its untouched mountainous mass of Pindos with its great virgin forests, the Dragon Lakes (the mythical mountain lakes) and the untamed slopes provide a plethora of activities (mountaineering, climbing, ski, hiking, mountain biking etc.) in a…
The temperate climate, the deep and cool sea waters, the mountains, the lush vegetation, the cultural heritage and the cheerfulness of the inhabitants, make the Ionian Islands the ideal place for a holiday as well as rest and relaxation. What is more, the traits of the Ionian Islands are perfectly…
REGION : MACEDONIA
Visit Macedonia where you will encounter unique images. Explore this magnificent place in Greece where east meets west. The imposing – and almost perennial snowy – massifs of unique beauty boast Mt Olympus, the country's most famous and highest mountain, which is followed by the equally beautiful Pangaio, Kaimaktsalan (Voras)…
Authentic Thrace Thrace is an area of amazing natural beauty, a land where Greek legend has placed the mythical home of Orpheus. In this corner of Greece you’re at the gateway to the mysterious East and you’ll feel its proximity in mosques, menus and bazaars, and in the wealth of…
REGION: CENTRAL GREECE
Central Greece, known as Roumeli, is part of the Greek mainland and has been inhabited since antiquity. There are forested mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, rich fauna and flora and remarkable archaeological sites. Visit the archaeological site of Delphi and the Oracle of god Apollo, picturesque seaside towns of Galaxidi and…
Escape to the Peloponnese, where Myth meets history. Monuments from every period of the eventful history, great archeological sites, such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tiryns (Tiryntha), the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Byzantine churches, unique villages and alluring castles amidst stunning natural beauty, mountains and forest, rivers and caves,…
Enjoy Thessaly, a region of sheer beauty with mountains, rivers, beaches, the popular Plastira Lake, Tempi valley, and last but not least the unique Meteora, the most photogenic spiritual site in Greece. Archeological areas, Byzantine monasteries and churches, traditional settlements and ski resorts complete the fascinating natural beauty of Thessaly…
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It is a large beach overlooking the Ionian Sea with fine sand. In fact, there are many small beaches next to each other.
Anavatos, the so-called Mystras of the Aegean, is a fort built on a rock. It is located in the center of Chios island, 16 km from the city. It is a medieval building full of history and pride for the inhabitants of the island. At the massacre of the Ottomans to the inhabitants (as a retaliation for the Greek Revolution), the Chiotians committed suicide by jumping from the rock, where the fortress is located, since they did not want to be enslaved to the Ottomans. The imposing gate on the wall, the excellent buildings on the eastern side, the Teaching room, the Tank and the Panagia Church, the vaulted houses, the arches, the cobblestone streets fascinate the visitors. Video by: Giannis Manolakis
In front of the lighthouse of Keri, there are two impressive rocks of conical shape, the Little and the Big Myzithra.
One of the largest natural lakes in our country, Vegoritida, although it has undergone significant alterations from human activities.
With fine golden sand and trees on the top of the beach, it is a frequent destination and bustling with life in the summer.
From the land of Zakynthos at the junction that turns left towards Bohali you will see a narrow paved road on your right and the sign Strani Hill.
The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mt Athos, Greece, was built during the second half of the 10th century.
Matsopoulos Mill is one of the most important new cultural monuments of the city of Trikala. An industrial building pioneer for his time (1884), on a Balkan level, was the pole of general development of the city in the difficult years after the liberation in 1881.
The Monastery of Icosifinissis is at an altitude of 753 meters, on the northern side of Mount Pangaio. It is located on the national road of Serres-Kavala, on the borders of the two Prefectures of Serres and Kavala.
Built on a promontory, the town displays a unique architecture which is strongly influenced from the different dominations, such as the Sicilian, the Venetian, the French and the English ones
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Reflecting on Peloponnese – Awarded aerial video by Nestoras Kechagias and Athanasia Lykoudi
Aerial cinematic video shot with DJI Phantom 3 by Nestoras Kechagias and Athanasia Lykoudi. Places shot include Elafonnisos, Kardamyli, Limeni, Monemvasia, Dimitrios Shipwreck, Voidokoilia and Methoni.
The Greeks Said it First – 6 Ancient Greek Philosophers of Greece and their Quotes
Each time we turn on our computers, we are bombarded with quotes, with images, with “inspirational cards” (Facebook is full of them!). We have “Life coaches” telling us to be” Mindful” to have a “Mindset”. “Mindfulness” It seems to be the “New religion” Authors are at it, Gurus are at it, it seems like every Tom, Dick and Harry is at it! Sorry to tell you this folks, but it’s all been said and done before, thousands of years before, by the Greeks, specifically, the Greek philosophers. Philosophy: The love of wisdom So search no further, just read what those wily, wise men of Athens had to say. They knew what was what! 1. Demosthenes “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” What we hear today as: “Small steps”, or, ‘start small and grow”. 2. Aristotle “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” All those inspirational cards we see, telling us that: “Only you have the ability to make yourself happy, don’t depend on others” “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.” Could be interpreted today as: “Step outside your comfort zone” 3. Plutarch “To make no mistakes […]
The Thracian tradition knows no borders!
The traditional music of Thrace has touched many musicians of the world. The specific interpretation of ¨Zonaradikos¨, really touches our Thracian feeling. Shin-ya Ohno and Akito Sutou perform it exceptionally and move us! source: www.paratiritisparadosis.gr
20 Amazing Ancient Greek Inventions Still in Use Today – The Greeks Did it First
“Greece: the cradle of Western civilization”, “Athens: the birthplace of democracy”, “Greece: home to the Olympic Games”, we’re all familiar with these quotes and sayings, right? We’ve heard, maybe, that Hippocrates is the father of Western medicine, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the father’s of Western philosophy, Thespis was the first recorded actor (hence The Thespians), and Homer, (The Iliad and The Odyssey) and Herodotus (The Histories), were the first historians, and surely, we all know a bit about Greek mythology. Did you know though, how many useful inventions, still in use today, have ancient Greek origins? Yes! The Greeks did it first (and better!), and here are twenty amazing Greek inventions to prove it! In no particular order 1. Alarm clock Ctesibius’ water clock, as visualized by the 17th-century French architect Claude Perrault The alarm clock or water clock (which didn’t seem to catch on with the Greeks who are renowned for their tardiness!), was used to measure time, and also to make sure speeches given in the courtroom, or by long-winded politicians didn’t go on forever! Called a clepsydra (water thief), this was the most accurate clock in the world up until the use of the pendulum. Invented […]
The 11th birthday of the Acropolis Museum
On Saturday 20 June 2020 the Acropolis Museum celebrates 11 years of operation and welcomes back its visitors. The Museum has undertaken all the necessary measures for the protection of the health of its visitors. On this day, the Museum will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., with reduced entry (5 euro) to all exhibition areas. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to see the temporary exhibition ‘Chisel and Memory. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments’, which will continue until 30 September 2020, with free entrance. On Saturday 20 June, the Museum second floor restaurant will operate until 12 midnight (reservations for dinner can be arranged by telephone on 210 9000915). Moreover, gallery talks held by the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts will commence this week. Visitors wishing to participate are required to wear a protective mask (not provided by the Museum) and to use the whisper guide system headsets (provided by the Museum to participants). ‘The lost statue of Athena Parthenos’ The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Phidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk […]
The Mycenaean pendulum saw and the development of the stone-working technology in Ancient Greece
This device seems to have been used to cut through hard sedimentary rock at a number of sites on the Greek mainland and, according to some scholars, also in central Anatolia.
Greece Has 227 Islands. Here’s How to Choose.
Deciding where to visit depends on your entry point, how much time you have, and the type of vacation you want.
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