Σάββατο, 23 Απριλίου 2016

Greece among world’s top 50 countries, says Telegraph.

Telegraph newspaper published the 2015-16 Telegraph Travel Awards.

More than 75,000 readers voted their favorite destinations, announced this week.

Greece ranked 29th among the world’s 50 best countries.


 It is also chosen as the second most popular tourist destination in Mediterranean by British travelers.

The British newspaper notes about Greece:

“Despite its troubles over the last couple of years, we seem still to love Greece, and it remains readers’ second favourite Mediterranean destination” says the newspaper adding:

 “It’s certainly true that once you get away from it all on one of those idyllic islands, with white-washed villages shimmering between a deep blue sky and an azure sea, the problems of the world seem to melt away.”


Greece among top 10 destinations chosen by German tourists

Greece despite refugee crisis is among the top 10 destinations chosen by German tourists last year based on a research conducted by The German Research Institute (FUR) and published by Tourism-Review.com.

“The popularity of Greek regions depends on their location and the current situation.

Some places, such as Crete and Corfu, were performing well providing German tourists with the blend of sunshine, relaxation and culture that they expect.


Others, that have been hit by the refugee crisis, like the eastern Aegean Sea, however, have seen a decline.”

The research revealed several changes in the list of the most popular destinations.

German tourists continued going on holiday, despite the increased security risks. However, the destinations chosen were much closer to their home.

Moreover, the study showed that most Germans preferred the sun and sea, with large number of German tourists visiting coasts and Mediterranean destinations.


However, many Germans prefer not to leave their home country at all.
(source: protothema)

Virtuoso: Greece among top 10 summer destinations for jetsetters in 2016.

Greece has been included in luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer holidays and among the 10 leading countries recording increased bookings.



(According to data presented at the annual Virtuoso Symposium in Hong Kong this week, travel to Greece is picking up with 58 percent of bookings made in June through August, and holidaymakers preferring Santorini, Mykonos, Crete and
Rhodes.)

 Virtuoso has mined its data warehouse of more than $35 billion in transactions to reveal the top destinations.

Upscale jetsetters are largely seeking perennial European favorites for summer vacations, alongside select African locales.

 However, a few surprises emerged when Virtuoso compared this year's summer hot spots to last year's "must-see" destinations.



The Virtuoso Top 10:

The most popular destinations for summer vacations based on future bookings.

1. Italy
2. United Kingdom
3. France
4. Spain
5. Netherlands
6. Ireland
7. Germany
8. South Africa
9. Greece
10. Israel

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Feel the Harmony and the relaxation..

A nice evening at Plakias - Crete, Greece!

It's Island Time: TripAdvisor Names the Europe's Top 10 Islands in 2016 Travelers' Choice Awards. Crete ranked 4th.

The island of Crete is a Greek jewel floating in a sea of melted turquoise.
 
The beaches are godly stretches of pillowy sand and smooth pebbles.

Its historical and mythological significance can not be ignored: Crete is said to have been to be the birthplace of Zeus, the king of the Gods, and was the site of Europe's first modern civilization...

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 Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is a paradise for tourists seeking sunshine, beaches, and culture.

Τρίτη, 19 Απριλίου 2016

Lighting and Handover Ceremonies of the Olympic Flame

The journey of the Olympic Flame in view of the RIO 2016 Olympic Games will start on April 21, 2016 in Ancient Olympia. The Handover Ceremony of the Olympic Flame will be held on April 27, 2016 at the Panathenaic Stadium (Athens).

Eighty years after the Olympic Flame was lit for the first time in the context of the modern Olympic Games, the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the RIO 2016 Olympic Games will take place in Ancient Olympia on April 21, 2016.

The High Priestess Katerina Lehou will hand the Olympic Flame to the first torchbearer in order for the Flame to travel in Greece before arriving in Athens. On its journey, the Flame will cross the majority of the Greek territory including islands such as Zakynthos and Corfu.

The Handover Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the RIO 2016 Olympic Games followed by a celebrations programme, will take place at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on April 27, 2016.
For more info: www.hoc.gr

Photos © Hellenic Olympic Committee
Lighting and Handover Ceremonies of the Olympic Flame

21/04/2016 - 27/04/2016
Location: Various locations

Hours - Comments

Dates: 21/04/2016, 27/04/2016. Place: Peloponnese & Athens. Venues: Ancient Olympia & Panathenaic Stadium. Start. T.: 12:00 (Lighting Ceremony), 17:00 (Handover Ceremony). (source: VisitGreece)       

Τετάρτη, 13 Απριλίου 2016

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