Discovering Unexpected Joy in Thessaloniki

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 Discovering Unexpected Joy in Thessaloniki
I presume it’s mainly because it is overshadowed by its big brother, Athens, with its plethora of well-known tourist sites, though after spending a month in Thessaloniki, I think it has as much, if not more to offer the casual tourist, than Athens.When I touched down in Thessaloniki, I had no real idea what to expect, it may be Greece’s second largest city, but I reckon more people have heard of the small-ish islands of Corfu and Mykonos than the thriving metropolis that is Thessaloniki. Read more

The Stones Speak

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Famous heroes of tragedy and comedy, ideas and symbols that ancient Greece bequeathed to mankind and which defined the history of thought and art over the centuries, come to life thanks to our series of theatrical and musical performances “The Stones Speak” an educational, recreational and tourist initiative that is being realized again this year by the Hotelier Association of Athens – Attica and Argosaronikos. Read more

Ammouliani island. A little paradise

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Amouliani island Halkidiki Ammouliani island. A little paradise Here is some breaking news!  Halkidiki has an island! A small, majestic island, the only populated one in the region.  As its name (Ammouliani) suggests (“ammos” means sand in Greek) the island’s coastline consists mainly of a succession of sandy coves with turquoise, crystal-clear  waters. This little paradise lies just two nautical miles from the coast and can be reached by ferry. The first inhabitants arrived on the island in 1925, as refugees from Asia Minor and brought with them their precious customs, a unique gastronomy, the art of fishing, and rare objects exhibited now in the island’s Folklore Museum. Read more

Spinalonga’s proposition for Unesco’s World Heritage Sites

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1 Spinalongas proposition for Unesco’s World Heritage Sites The Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, in the framework of the actions of the proposition of Spinalonga for Unesco’s World Heritage Sites List and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Lassithi Ephorate of Antiquities, organizes on July 18th a great musical event on the island. The presentation of this original artistic work is expected to make a major contribution to the promotion of the proposition, and generally to the effort made to achieve the above goal. Read more