The contribution of Greek National Tourism Organization to the Greek Inflatable Boats Society volunteer work

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The Greek Inflatable Boats Society was founded in 1987 and since then constitutes a body that has demonstrated its passion for the sea and the inflatable boat while struggling for the conservation of the marine ecosystem. In 1999 the missions “Life on the Aegean Rocks” were established, aiming not only at pointing out the difficulties of life there, but also at promoting the uniqueness of the small islands of our country. Read more

Fairytale Messinia: All the Greek charm you can get in one area!

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Kalamata Fairytale Messinia: All the Greek charm you can get in one area!Kalamata

Fascinating history and magnificent archaeological sites, one of a kind landscapes of the Messinian shores under the shadow of the great Taygetus, a “feminine” river, an epic naval battle that changed the flow of Hellenic history, a beach named after cattle’s stomachs and two iconic castles. Messinia Prefecture looks like a fairytale and waits for you to explore it! Read more

Delos, a place of gods

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shutterstock 59304424 Delos, a place of godsLeto was about to give birth to Apollo and Artemis. She was desperately searching for a place to rest but Juno, the wife of Zeus, was trying to avenge her because she carried the children of her adulterous husband. She had forbade all regions to shelter the poor pregnant woman. Only one floating rock in the middle of the Aegean sea, Delos, decided to become the refuge of Leto. Read more

One can still hear the singing Nymphs on the islet of Oinousses….

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….. listen closely and you will also become hypnotised by their lullabies.

fassoli One can still hear the singing Nymphs on the islet of Oinousses....Fassoli Beach….A secluded beach facing out on the Aegean Sea….

Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, just to name a few, are the “usual suspects” when one thinks holidaying in the Greek isles. But my favourite little rock in the Aegean Sea is a special place that remains undiscovered and definitely holds the accolade of “little gem” of the Greek islands. Read more

DISCOVERING ATHENS – PART 2

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Ancient Agora 1 DISCOVERING ATHENS – PART 2Ancient Agorà, Athens, Greece

Before going to Athens, I wrote that my “mission” would have been to investigate how Balkan is Athens and now I can say that I found a lot of Balkan vibes in Athens indeed. Food markets, bazaars, kiosks, shoe-shine men and vendors on the streets… you will spot the Balkan side of Athens just strolling around the city centre; for a further investigation, you can attend a live music concert, look for the Ottoman architectural heritage or eat at one of the many street food kiosks, where you will find the best Balkan recipes and –it goes without saying- the ubiquitous meat. Read more

DISCOVERING ATHENS – PART 1

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monastiraki 5 n DISCOVERING ATHENS   PART 1Athens is a motley town: each neighborhood has its own characteristic traits and atmosphere, a distinctive soul you can breath with a simple walk across its’ streets. Downtown Athens can be easily explored by walk, strolling from one district to another in less than few hours, leaving you the time to jump on a train or a bus and head to a suburban area. I really liked Athens’ suburbs and I was amazed by that fact that it didn’t take me long to get there: in fact, Athens public transport is really well-structured, which allowed me to explore so many areas of Athens in just one week, with an efficiency that could not have been possible in –let’s say- Rome. Read more