The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels goes on with its ambitious initiative to establish a breakfast menu in all hotels of the country through the exclusive use of local Greek products and each destination’s cuisine.
In a timeframe of five years, the chamber aims for guests at hotels throughout Greece to become acquainted with the local gastronomic wealth and local products via Greek breakfast.
According to Mr George Pittas, such a program needs time and hard work since it’s mainly all about hoteliers changing their attitudes.
“For years there was an attitude that either underestimated breakfast as a meal or served it based on international standards (continental American or English breakfast),” he stressed.
Hotels that take part in the “Greek Breakfast” program will receive a special seal to display on their premises. The seal ensures quality standards and can also be used as a promotional and marketing tool to increase clientele and competitiveness. According to a study conducted by Agropole, a food and agribusiness-consulting company, the serving of Greek breakfast in hotels in the short term would bring a steady clientele, an increase in bookings by 15 percent, a rise in turnover by 10 percent, while the hotel promotion through mass and electronic media would grow by six percent.Enjoy, by your taste-and-vision cencors ,the blessed Greek-landers' breakfast suggestions on the slideshow above
In one of the most famous beaches of Greece, the Navagio Beach (“navagio” means “shipwreck”) in Zakynthos, a group of adventurous people did base jumping free falls!
Navagio Beach takes its name by the shipwreck which was washed offshore on a secluded beach of Zakynthos and today is one of the most alluring sights on the island.
The shipwreck happened in 1982, when the ship Panagiotis, carrying contraband cigarettes from Turkey in international waters in order to sell them at an agreed point, lost its course and fell into the rocks of the northwestern side of Zakynthos. Until then, the beach was called Agios Georgios.
Due to the inaccessibility of the area the waters have remained crystal clear, and during the latest years of Greek crisis, this particular Greek beach become of the most popular, and often the first in popularity
among world travelers.
Today it appears to be already sold by this governent, but nobody tells clearly if it is or it m is not.For more, go to our What a Beach Page
When the nature itself paints....! explore
Travel by Telegraph 14 July 2013
Greece cultural tours, activity and special interest holidays Complete guide to the best cultural and activity breaks in Greece, from food and wine tours to yacht charters and beach clubs MORE
Cyclades, the Sea diamonds, know them all!
Get to know Greece's little-visited Small Cyclades islands by hopping between them by ferry, or be more energetic with swimming, walking and sea kayaking trip The Guardian, Friday 12 July 2013
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by Travel Magazine
JULY 14 2013
Activity holidays in Europe, camping kit, Greek island hopping
Sophie Butler responds to readers' queries, including advice on affordable activity breaks in Europe and sailing to the Greek port of Piraeus Read more on Telegraph Travel
Cheap Holidays to Greece
Magnifica Cruiseship crushed at Piraeus Port
The 2,4690 foreign passengers and 976 crew memebers , are all in good health and safe Just technical damage and a small fracture on the cruise ship are mentioned so far by the technical stuff of the Magnifica cruiseship with Panama flag, which crashed in the early hours Wednesday in the breakwater of the port in Piraeus. The causes of the accident are not clarified up to now
Once known for smog, traffic and tacky architecture, Athens is a city reformed thanks to fortunes brought by the 2004 Summer Olympics writes the TripadvisorSpotless parks and streets, an ultra-modern subway, new freeways, an accessible airport and all signs in perfect English make the city easily negotiable. Meriting more than a stopover en route to the islands, sophisticated Athens sites include many pillars of Western history, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum. Go to
Don't miss the Laterna! ... Once you listen to it's sound, you will automatically learn to recognise it , while walking around in Athens, and other cities; streets, it is so unique,... Together with its melodies, laterna carries the history of half a century century tradition, by the joy or and melancholic of people that have surround it through the years, that hi-tech was replacing traditon on our ears.
In Athens, the Last Man Painting Mr. Dimitriou, 78, has never met a Hollywood star, but he has painted thousands of them. Nearly every week since the age of 15, he has immortalized legends of the screen in dreamlike friezes of love, anger, pride or temptation — Today, wrote the NYT he is the last living movie billboard painter in Greece, and one of only a handful in Europe.Go to our StreetArt in Athens Special Page
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STRIKE ON THE TOURISTS’ HEAD INSIDE the ANCIENT GREEK PALACE
Nineteen Russian tourists on Friday, May 29, 2015, were
injured in a lightning strike at the archaeological site of Knossos, on
the island of Crete.
A 46-year-old woman suffered a heart attack and she is being treated in
hospital. Another nine people were slightly injured and others are
suffering from shock.
much more than sea+sun say the Germans
According to the German Travel Association (DRV) Greece remains one of the most popular tourist destination for German visitors
Welcome to Blue Zone! What are they?
Meet the less than one hand's fingers places on globe, where, Greece, also uniquely, finds herself
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Go Greek Blue Zone, Ikaria, and meet the Greek Non-agerians' life
Hilton in Crete
After Athens and Kos, a third Hilton hotel is about to open in Greece, this time in Crete, by Dolphin Capital Investors (DCI) as the group appears poised to kick off a series of multifaceted investments worth a total of more than 1 billion euros in five destinations across the country between 2014 and 2016. More, ANSA med,Feb24
Most visits to Greece are trouble-free, but theft of wallets and handbags are common on the metro and in crowded tourist places. Leave valuables in a safe place at your hotel or apartment. You should maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. There have been some racially motivated attacks, mostly in inner-city areas.
Personal attacks, including sexual assault and rape, are generally rare in Greece, although there have been incidents involving British nationals in some holiday resorts frequented by large numbers of youth tourists. In some cases the alleged attackers were also British nationals. In many cases excessive drinking by either the victim or the offender preceded the incident.
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