Πέμπτη, 18 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

"Top Venues for Live Theatre" Ranks Herod Atticus Odean Second Best!!

The Athenian Herod Atticus Odean that sits beneath the Acropolis, has been deemed the second-best location worldwide, to watch live performances!
Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail conducted a "Top Venues for Live Theatre" list and ranked venues around the map that offer live music, dance and theatre performances.
When discussing Herod Atticus, the news portal described its historical relevance and deemed it, "...the perfect location where modern music meets with the ancient atmosphere." The top ranking site was The Minack Theatre in England, while Sydney's Opera House placed third.

Registrations are open: 6th Poseidon Athens Half Marathon

6th Poseidon Athens Half Marathon


The 6th Poseidon Athens Half Marathon, the great athletic event aiming to raise awareness regarding diabetes and obesity, will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

With the phrase “Everyone’s a winner” as its moto, the event includes several races apart from the Half Marathon race such as a Relay Half Marathon race (2 runners), a quarter Marathon race, a Fun Run and a Power Walking race.
The courses make their way past the most beautiful spots of the coastline at Faliro area. In the case of the Half Marathon race, these include among others the Nautical Tradition Park, the battleship Averof, the trireme “Olympias”, the Water Square, the Park of Kallithea and the Peace and Friendship Stadium.
The finish line for all races is in the track of the Cultural and Sports Centre of the Municipality of Palaio Faliro.
Apart from the races, various other events will also take place from April 24 to April 26, inviting everyone to participate.
The event is under the auspices of the Municipality of Palaio Faliro, the Hellenic Association of Mass Popular Sports & Ultra Running Clubs (EOSLMA-Y), the European Federation “Sports for All” (UESpT) and the Hellenic Diabetes Association (EDE).
For more info: www.poseidon-athenshalfmarathon.com
 6th Poseidon Athens Half Marathon
26/04/2015 - 26/04/2015
Location: ATTICA ATHENS
(source:visitgreece)
Hours - Comments

Date: 26/04/2015. Area: Athens. Place: Faliro bay area. Start. T.: 08:30 (Half Marathon race, Relay race, ¼ Marathon race), 08:45 (Fun Run, Power Walking), 09:00 (all other races).   

Amphipolis most searched word by Greeks on Google


The uncovering of the Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece is the subject that most intrigued Greek web users, according to statistics made public on Tuesday by Google.
According to the search engine, Amphipolis was the most searched word on Greek Google this year.
Elections featured heavily in the top 10, with three references: “Elections 2014,” “Where do I vote” and “Interior Ministry” – the latter being the government department that publishes details of polling stations and results.
State broadcaster NERIT was the third most popular search, followed by this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 2014 World Cup and the iPhone 6 also made it into the top 10.
(source: ekathimerini.com)

Πέμπτη, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Christmas wishes


Santa Claus in aquarium Crete! (video)

With immersion suit with the red costume appeared in the Aquarium of Crete Santa Claus offering a unique spectacle for those found in Thalassocosmos.

Up Christmas at regular intervals will make the "dive" in the Aquarium, it feeds the fish and turtles while providing unique moments in thousands of children are expected to go through the Thalassocosmos.

In the company of the Aquarium will be added besides Santa Claus and ... Mermaid that the coming days will make its presence felt in areas of Thalassokosmos.
 (source:cretapost-youtube)

Wine routes link vineyards to ancient sites

Visitors can learn more about wine and antiquity, seeing how the two are linked..

 

Attica vineyards have created a non-profit urban company “Wines of Athens”. Through this co-op they hope to promote local varieties of wine and link these to the Athens’ archaeological sites and attractions.
These “wine routes” aim to produce quality vintages and highlight the local Savvatiano grape that grows in the Attica region.
The vineyards participating in the “wine routes” are open to visitors to allow taste tests of their wines. They also offer visitors the chance to buy wines on the spot.
WINE The initiative also includes some historic wine makers in the area, including the Kokotou Estate, Anastasia Fragou Wineries, Markou Vineyards, Papagiannakou wineries and Mylona Microwinery.
(source:protothema)

European Travel Commission: Greece Among Top Destinations in Europe!!

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has included Greece among Europe’s top 10 destinations by international tourist arrivals for the first three quarters of 2014.
In its latest report “European Tourism–Trends & Prospects”, the ETC noted that Greece has grown by a “stunning” 16 percent, partly thanks to the recovery of business travel.
According to the report, data for the first three quarters of this year paint a very positive picture for destinations in Europe, with growth spread across virtually all reporting destinations.
Among Europe’s top 10 destinations by international tourist arrivals, Spain, the second most visited destination, has grown by 9% through August, on top of nearly 61 million visits reported for 2013. Turkey, ranked number four, mirrors this performance with a seven percent increase. Germany, Europe’s fifth most visited destination, has continued its strong track record with current performance at five percent. Greece ranked number 10 among Europe’s top destinations for the first three quarters of the year.
In addition, the ETC found that European tourism grew strongly throughout 2014, with data up to August pointing to a four percent increase in foreign visits. Growth in large destinations in Southern and Northern Europe exceeded expectations, and strong two-digit growth was reported by a large number of smaller destinations.
Also, data points to a rebound of short breaks on top of main holidays, backed by increased consumer spending power in key source markets, the ETC noted in the report.
Europe is the world’s No. 1 tourist destination with 563 million international arrivals and more than 50 percent of the market share of worldwide tourism.
(source:gtp)