Greece, the ever wonderful
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Mykonos : top celebrities getaway
Mykonos island is among the 10 places celebrities love spending their holidays the most, according to ealuxe.com. “The relaxing atmosphere of Mykonos and the fun activities such as snorkelling, sunbathing, visiting Little Venice, or photographing the windmills make this place a luxurious paradise,” see more
That Beach!this Gov would sell it? The Greek branch of WWF called the bill ‘criminal’:
“We consider absolutely unjustifiable the comprehensive reduction in legal protections of the natural landscape and natural resources in the name of a chaotic, unsustainable and clearly dubious on economic terms idea of ‘development’” while the social media were filled with enraged citizens expressing their intense disapproval of the plans with Facebook pages and online petitions .Vote against this, Go to our Special Page,
The company that is allegedly planning to buy the area around Navagio beach is an international real estate company related to the Emir of Quatar, while the seller is the last descendant of an old noble family of the island, who have owned the titles since the 17th century....
This is Greece, are you ready ?
Are you sure you know Greece's travel attractions?
Acropolis, a trap for tourists CNN
."Ruggedly modern Athens may be a culture shock to those expecting white marble and togas at every turn, but for many the most jarring experience awaits at the ticket barriers to the Acropolis .This is Athenian culture refined and placed on a pedestal 150 meters high --The country's monuments have endured thousands of years of warfare, stone theft, punishing heat and, in one dramatic incident,an exploding ammo dump -- but they're still here.Be inspired by that, grit your teeth and brave those crowds. It's worth it. go to the CNN article
Second best Theater in the World the Odeon of Herod Atticus Widely also known as the Herodion, located under the Acropolis second best theater in the world to watch live performances, according to a list compiled by Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail. Topping the list is the open-air Minack Theatre in England.
Entitled “Top venues for live theater,” the list includes the best locations around the world where one can watch theater, dance and music performances.
On the Odeon of Herod Atticus, the article mentions the Greek theater’s history and refers to it as “the best example of an authentic Greek theater.”
The Acropolis Museum, of the Best in the World The editors included Acropolis Museum on their list taking into consideration the rich archaeological collections hosted inside the Museum and the utmost simplicity of its design, which is strongly connected with the mathematical and conceptual clarity of Ancient Greece. Its location also seems ideal since it stands less than 1,000 feet southeast of the Parthenon - See more
Athens Classical Marathon on Forbes
top ten list definitely worth traveling
"Run the race where it all started: The trek begins on an ancient battlefield in the town of Marathon, where the Athenian soldiers who died in the legendary battle are buried, . MORE BY THETOC
Top Greek terrorist arrested, two tourists seriously injured on the spot
Local media reported that police were alerted by a store employee about a suspicious customer who appeared to be carrying a gun. The customer, who turned out to be Maziotis, allegedly opened fire and tried to make a getaway in a taxi, but was stopped a short distance away by police and again opened fire.
Maziotis is now transferred to the Prison hospital under heavy police guard. He was freely living as a Greek nextdoor using the name of the minister of Internal Affairs
Photographs from the scene of the shooting showed the suspect lying in a pool of blood on a sidewalk, his hands handcuffed behind his back, before he was taken in a police-escorted ambulance to a nearby hospital.
Police said the others wounded were a police officer and two bystanders, both foreign tourists. Witnesses at the scene told the AP that an Australian tourist was lightly wounded in the leg. The other tourist was a German who was also lightly wounded, authorities said.- See more
What is terror and what honor?
United States Strongly Objects to Event Honoring 17 November.. that took place in the Athens law School !
Greece, MERS Alert
SOS Cover up for bites 24/7
Protect you and your family form WNV, ( which might be mutated) , and also from malaria in certain agricultural areas .Learn why
Ouch! Sun is burning here since early May; even on shade...Make real the best of your sun-kissed tan in Greece
Protect yourself from heat , and get a healthy, sexy tan
Protect your pet before coming in Greece.Be aware also for your own protection. Rabies in Greece is back
Marry me in Greece!
Rose, blue Weddings!
masse,on the Greek islands
The Chinese rose weddings in Crete, and more Chinese mass weddings
For this year’s “Rose Wedding” ceremony, 16 Chinese couples tied the knot at the Koules fortress in Chania, Crete, For the time speaking the newly married couples are sailing on a week long on a week-long honeymoon that includes visits to Rethymnon, Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion. The Aegean honeymoon will wrap up with a visit to Santorini ... more by Greek Travel Pages
Visit our special Page on Weddings in Greece
Greek islands on top of the dream
Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced the results of their Global Honeymoon Survey, which shows the Maldives is the top dream honeymoon, by the Greek islands coming on second place. Research was conducted in January and February 2014, among more than 15,000 Agoda.com customers who were asked to pick their dream honeymoon location from among 20 destinations.
Travellers may become victims of cyber-attacks, cybercrime, monitoring or surveillance when traveling to certain countries where there is strong scientific competition, or where violence and crime are prevalent, notes the NDCU special page,
In most countries you have no expectation of privacy in Internet cafes, hotels, offices, or public places..Visit our New update Page for your Cyber protection
reasons why Greeks
from life ....
By the Huffington Post , May 2014
Although in Europe and the United States the Greek Yogurt countsd millions of fans, in Greece, most people have not yet heard the term Greek Yogurt. The fact is, nor have their governors... Find our what's so special with the Greek yogurt , on our special page
The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) has reported a
number of departures of foreign-owned yachts due to the new charges imposed since the start of the year on recreational vessels.
The new regulations received much attention from cruising sailors and international organizations, associations and unions active in the maritime tourism domain
visit our Sailing in Greece Special Page
Celebrate your senses and map your pleasure
Wake up cheerful and get to live with the lust of a real Greek centenarian
Discover how to lift your Health and Happiness in the splash of every single summer moment.
Navigate your footsteps by the wisdom of this very blessed piece of earth...
You are located at one of the most healthy lands on earth. Blessed geophysically, the greek Motherland has nousihed since ancient times the mind and body of the western culture man. Still, the sunny land nowadays provides a reach variety of its "bio treasures" that promise a happy mind-body unforgetable experience
Unfortunately the national devastating financial crisis of the recent years has damaged Health services, and continues to threaten Public Health Safety seriously for anyone, Greek or the foreigner, who is not aware of the potential risks. The explosion of illicit immigration weakens the public immunity, which, though, has been kept strong up to now, despite the chaos that local and international citizens have to face in the need of viziting a National Hospital.
The greek2m mobile Guide is your live social media friend on hand, available anytime anyplace, as a life navigator for the Greek land, to help you and your beloved ones get the most of the longevity secrets of the country, and on the same time be for you always on the ALERT for any life threatening cicumstances
has been permanently expelled from the Union of Athens Daily Journalists
due to his role in the government’s decision to suddenly pull the plug on public broadcaster ERT
But so, what ? go to our full sotry
According to the Freedom of Press Index 2014, of the FreedomHouse organisation Greece is out of the standards of the Western World and has dropped in the rankings because, among others, of the government's decision last year to shut down the country's public broadcaster. The report also cites increased government surveillance of Greek journalists as a reason for the drop. Greece stands among the partly free countries of the world and not the free ones ...
A completely different result from what the pre-election polls had forcasted, came outof the first round of the Local elections in Greece, shaking, obviously , the means of credibility of the greek media landscape as a whole , and also of the manipulation of the public opinion such "prokat" pre-election polls may finally achieve.
The Greek public opinion becomes another experiment on this special time, and has been "directed" and "diverted" multiple times before, but now this is on its peak .
More by our full story by Greek to me!
Glezos, aged 91, who in May 1941 tore down the Nazi swastika from the Acropolis weeks after the country was occupied by the Germans, is going to ask bravely his first question in the European Parliament in order to raise Greece's claims on Germany for reparations from the Second World War as well as the repayment of the forced occupation loan.
This will be done by the Greek Hero "in the very first meeting of the European Parliament," as Alexis Tsipras had said, successfully before the Euro-elections. MThe Greek Hero smashed in votes, coming First among Firsts said more .
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-- Air passengers heading for United States are to be subjected to new security checks that could see them delayed if their electronic device has a dead battery.
A U.S. government official has told CNN the measures are in response to new intelligence that terror groups are trying to build new, harder-to-detect explosive devices.
NEW! Stay Healthy and Safe on the Greek boats to the islands . A must-read Guide and a shocking Health alert
Go to our Greek2m Special Alert Story for Travelers to and from the Aegean islands, as of June 25, 2014
Greek ports are among the most popular ports of call in Europe with Santorini, Corfu and Mykonos taking three of the top 11 most popular “port of call” ports in Europe. Greece’s main port Piraeus is fifth most popular home port in Europe (fourth in the Med) – with a throughput of 1.3 million passengers, up almost one percent on 2012.Greece has maintained its ranking as the third most popular cruise destination in Europe, with 4.6 million passenger visits in 2013, according to figures released on 16 June by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe
"...The history of Kythera goes back to the mists of time.
According to mythology, when Saturn and Uranus were fighting for the cosmos, the genitals of Uranus fell into the sea of Kythera and from foam the goddess Aphrodite emerged.
Antikythera island, located in the passage between Kythera and Crete, has a shipwreck from the 2nd quarter of the 1st century BC..."
learn more by the enikos.gr Kythera story
As thousands of Brits have already started arriving in Greece for their summer holidays Greek Consular Network is unfolding its awareness campaign for young British tourists, Holiday Hangover.
Yes, sun+ beach! 408 beaches and 10 marinas in Greece have been recognized this year for their excellent seawater quality, litter management, organization of the swimming area, safety procedures for bathers and protection of the environment, among other factors, as announced on May on 7 May by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature for the 2014 Blue Flag quality award Go to our special Page
The planned ILIAD resort will include six luxury hotels and 1,020 suites, a marina to accommodate 200 yachts (and possibly cruise ships), an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course and a waterfront village .More
Sexy Greeks, longwise
People who worked as doctors in Ancient Greece suggested sex as a way to combat diseases such as: depression, dyspepsia, icterus, lower back pain, weak vision and more... Since then till now, learn the sexy secrets of this land . Find everything about that, and how to organise food for your day menu to become a hot Greek god...
Greek honey, 2nd in exports in Europe, reports 70% drop in production
A simple single mask in the Travel Health Village. Greece's success on a lucky-unlucky arrival.The first MERS Case in Greece
The Greek MERS case Saudi traveler was wearing a mask during all his flight from Jeddah to Athens and also all the way to the hospital where he seeked assistance on the day he arrived in Greece.
Greece did show Rapid Emergency Response on restraining a possible imported cluster of MERS, at the Entry Points, says professor Sotiris Tsiodras, a top Greek CDC Public Health Advisor. But this time, he adds, it was the traveler's mask that made the difference.
How lucky, or unlucky was finally such a patient to fly to Greece...
World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 is being held on August 2nd at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in partnership with the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organisation, and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises and will include top entertainment and the presentation of the most coveted awards in the industry. - See more
Greece, VIP glam
Discover the Healing Side of Greece by meeting the ancient -miracle hotsprings around the country The birthland's of Alexander the Great Hotspring, The Hercules', and the one at the very exact "Thermopylai ", the Hot Gate where the famouls Battle of "300" took place, are just the few of the 700 and more , still virgin, Earth and Sea truly natural thermal spas ! Enjoy ...
Delta Air Lines seasonal nonstop flight between Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport and New York JFK relaunched its services on 18 May 2014.
Travellers, check your Insurance , and watch your steps while in Greece, warns UK In Greece,continuing economic turmoil means “there is likelihood for protests, especially in Athens”, advises specialist travel insurer Columbus Direct. “Tourists are advised to stay away from such demonstrations — travel insurance generally excludes claims caused by civil unrest.” In the past couple of years, insurers note reports of Greek hospitals refusing the European Health Insurance Card, which provides state healthcare at a reduced rate or free of charge in EU countries.More, by London Evening Standard, . More on your safety and protection in Ememrgency moments in Greece, visit our Special Alert Page
closed on the moment you might need it
due to repeated strikes oh the pharmacists that take place continuously on this time of the year , You will recognize Greek Pharmacies around blocks, or on the streets, by the "Green Cross" emblem. Officially they are open during normal business hours (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM), But there is only one and best way to find which of them will be open on specific time: If you need medicine during the night or weekends you can find which pharmacy is open by checking the schedule which is posted on every pharmacy door.
Apollo rose from the sea
Lost for centuries, a rare bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo has mysteriously resurfaced in the Gaza Strip, only to be seized by police and vanish almost immediately from view.
Word of the remarkable find has caught the imagination of the world of
archaeology, but the police cannot say when the life-sized bronze might re-emerge or where it might be put on display.Archaeologists have not been able to get their hands on the Apollo – to their great frustration.. More , by Guardian
"Here's something you don't see everyday ,Sarah Jessica's Parker beach body!" commented the US magazine on August 23, 2013 .And Indeed! The long known for her love of high fashion,, Sarah, who rarely has been photographed in a swimsuit. But during a recent yacht vacation near Kefalonia, Greece, showed off a glimpse of her still-toned physique and cleavage in a simple blue one-piece. And not only her !Enjoy the Greek summer glam on our Celebrities Greece Page
He was Greek. A King
Carpet Ritual was
rolled out by his loving wife for
Victorious Welcome after
Trojan war. Then she killed him. She plays the loving, waiting wife who attempts to persuade Agamemnon to step on a red tapestry to walk into “his” palace as a true returning conqueror". For the religious Principles of Ancient Greece, though, the carpet ritual could indicate to the Gods the scale arrogance , and indignity , the "hybris" that the human could provoke the Gods' anger. Learn why on our Culture Page
Such an atrocity!Turkey: 3,249 children lost, many in Far East as sex slaves ANSA MED, May 13 ....According to the founder of the Lost Children Platform followed their trails in several countries, including Syria and Afghanistan, as well as Europe and the Far East, where many children are trapped by human traffickers. Some children are being used as experimental subjects, while some others sold as prostitutes... ..More on our special page
The Aegean Ditch of Syrian Exodus
40 migrants rescued by Greek coast guard Monday May 12, 2014 off the island of Lesvos after one of the passengers called emergency services on a cell phone