Category: Destinations

Wine routes of Crete

In modern times, Cretan wine has won the attention and preference of the broader consumer public. Cretan wines are a precious legacy of traditional varieties, perfectly adapted to the island’s climate conditions. Cretan vineyards cover 12.8% of Greece’s wine regions and rank 3rd among the country’s 9 wine-growing areas.

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Caves of Kastania and Agios Nikolaos Geopark

In the southern part of the Peloponnese is the Cape Maleas peninsula,which features some impressive geological formations. Among them we find the caves of Kastania, one of Greece’s most impressive cave systems, and the Agios Nikolaos Geopark with its unique petrified forest.

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Wine routes of northern Greece – Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki is primarily famous as a tourist destination, known for its idyllic beaches and impressive natural beauty; but, apart from its seaside and mountain landscapes, it is also renowned for its high-quality food products. Among these are some of Greece’s best wines, coming from its vast vineyards and numerous wineries. This makes it ideal as a wine tourism destination, following the path of the Chalkidiki Wine Route, part of the Wine Routes of Northern Greece.

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Porto Lago / Lakki: a 1930’s model town in the Aegean

On the island of Leros in the Dodecanese archipelago of the Aegean Sea you can find a strange town that looks like an old movie set. This is the town of Lakki, or Porto Lago as it was originally called when it was built in the 1930s, during the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese. Some of its buildings have been declared monuments by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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Spa tourism in Greece

Spa tourism is a form of wellness tourism centered around the use of thermal and/or mineral waters for treatment, rehabilitation, and recreation. Greece has not made a name as a destinati is home to numerous spa resorts, since various hot springs and mineral springs can be found on both its mainland and its islands.

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💨 ☀️ 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐜𝐞Environment and Energy Minister Thodoros Skylakakis stressed that green transition constitutes a major opportunity for Greece to become an energy exporter, and is directly connected to the country’s energy security, addressing the conference “Energy Security and Green Growth.” Skylakakis added that the country has a huge wind and solar potential, and the highest potential in the Eastern Mediterranean in terms of wind quality in the field of offshore wind parks, which he described as a national target of high importance.>> read more via APE-MPA 👉 www.amna.gr/en/article/778929/Skylakakis-Green-transition-a-major-opportunity-for-Greece- ... See MoreSee Less
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Distinguished Greek writer Vassilis Vassilikos died today at the age of 89.Vassilis Vassilikos was a prolific Greek #writer and #diplomat. He was born in Kavala to parents native to the island of Thasos. His father was an MP with the Liberal Party. He grew up in Thessaloniki, graduated from law school there, and moved to Athens to work as a journalist. Because of his political activities, he was forced into exile for seven years, following the coup of 1967. From 1981 to 1984, Vassilikos served as the director of the Greek state television channel (ET1). Since 1996, he has served as Greece's ambassador to UNESCO. In the 2019 Greek legislative election, he was elected MP with Syriza.As an author, Vassilikos has been highly prolific and widely-translated. He has published more than 100 books, including #novels, plays and #poetry. His best known work is the political novel Z (1967), which has been translated into thirty-two languages and was the basis of the award-winning film Z directed by Costa-Gavras (with music by Mikis Theodorakis).Z was published in Greece in 1966, and banned there one year later. It is based on an actual political assassination in 1963 in Salonika. The victim was Gregory Lambrakis, a socialist legislator and outspoken critic of the government. But Lambrakis’s killers could not have anticipated the public response. His funeral became a political event; by the time the cortege reached Athens, 400,000 people were following the coffin in silence. In the nation’s capital, the letter Z suddenly appeared on walls, sidewalks, posters–everywhere. Z stands for the Greek verb zei, “he lives.”Reading Greece ... See MoreSee Less
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