"The soft power of Europe" said Renzi
The Italian Prime Minister reminded that the EU Southern countries are called by the USA the "Soft power fo Europe" and stressed that the future Europe must be a social Europe, a Europe of ideals Go to article
Rhodes Conference on Safety and Stability organised by the Greek Foreign Ministry with the
participation of foreign ministers and senior officials of European and
Arab states raised Greece's prestige as
"bridge-maker" between the European and Arab world, ANA-MPA wrote
Greece is the best country for vacations in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers' Travel Awards
The leading travel magazine notes that its readers really can't get enough of Greece, which continues to capture their imagination with crowd-pleasing scores across the board.
The Readers' Travel Awards ...
There is something about Greek light as it falls on marble all pink and gold, as it falls on the russet colored earth of the Peloponnese, as it reflects off the bright blue Aegean and collides with the granite and limestone.
It excites the senses. You smell it in the summer jasmine. You taste it in the sun drenched tomato....
Our guests depart with the finest experience possible,
Spiros Galiatsatos Vice Governor
for the Ionian
The Happiest Catch of the Day ! Alessandra Ambrossio's kids fishing in Mykonos, August 2016
Mykonos and Santorini have been kept on top of Travel Dream this summer, while becoming even more glamorous as destinations each year by the wave of celebrities visiting the islands and spreading
the word of their happy Greek moments to the world . For more , and the marriage of the year, Visit our Special Summer 2016 Pages, click on the buttons below
By an annual rise of 18.54 percent Greece counted a growth of more than 150,000 additional passengers who passed through the port of Piraeus in the first seven months of this year compared with January-July 2015 . Greek to me ! has interviewed the President of the Cruise Lines Association Theodoros Kontes Read Full Post »
“We are cautiously optimistic about the positive trend we see for Greece as a destination for this and the next year Greece continues to be a popular and favorite destination for travelers of the world thanks to its warm hospitality, history, gastronomy and culture,”
It's not only souvlaki, the Acropolis and the beaches, that you definitely can't miss while visiting Greece. Remember ,it's the moments that count in the journey fo life, so go for these Greek irresistible experiences...Read Full Post »
Air Spraying Not enough
The KE.EL.P.NO.(Greek CDC), stresses that Greece is a safe place, with a negligible risk of malaria, while international public health organizations estimate that any special precaution is not required from those visiting our country .
1. Are the migrants checked, or prescreened for malaria infetion or for being carriers?
2. Are they provided prophylaxis?
Do they have a card?
3. Are the at risk areas of the country aerial- sprayed
4.Are the communities being informed for prevention measures ?
Conditions unhealthy warned early UNHCR
"Long-term residence of these primarily healthy populations in such conditions, multiplies the chances of the occurrence of foodborne and waterborne epidemics, as well as transmittable by disease transmitters (mosquitos)" by Greek CDC Recommendation to the Ministries Read Full Post »
"....Within two days of reaching India, for instance, two travellers had picked up qnrB, a gene that makes bacteria resistant to quinolone, one of the world’s most important antibiotics. The travellers’ gut flora retained the new genes for at least one month after they had returned home.
The type of drug resistance acquired depended on the destination, says Wolffs. In India, for example, widespread resistance to quinolones is well documented, not least because so much of the antibiotic is manufactured and overprescribed there.
One traveller who visited South Korea, as well as another who visited India, picked up CTX-M genes, which make an enzyme called ESBL that can destroy penicillin, cephalosporins and related antibiotics. The percentage of people in South-East Asia who carry these genes has risen from two to 70 per cent over the past decade."
Eastern Aegean islands, and primarily Lesvos ,has lost seven in 10 of last year’s tourists.
According to figures released by Mytilene airport, passenger arrivals in June 2016 dropped to just 4,825, down from 15,026 in the same month last year, for a decline of 67.89 percent and an estimated loss of revenues of about six million euros. The drop in arrivals was attributed directly to the migration crisis
An online concept survey regarding the image of Greece in the markets of Great Britain, Germany and the USA, conducted by British company Censuswide for Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Intelligence on a total sample of 3046 respondents
“The refugee crisis suddenly affected all of our 10 islands — mainly Lesvos, Samos and Chios — on all levels…said Nikolaos Katrakazos Deputy Regional Governor of Samos, representing also Lesvos and Chios island on the ITB Trade Fair in Berlin
The overexposure and the overstatement of the Refugee crisis situation created negative sentiment”
Tsipras: I ask you to bet on Greece's tourism this year
Greek Prime Minister, May 13, 2016
are all working 24/7 to provide solutions to any problems that may
arise, with our first priority being to ensure that all visitors have a
lovely holiday experience in Greece.
Welcome to Greece and thank you very much! “
In her message, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invites visitors to contact the Tourism Ministry’s new special team which has been launched to address any possible problems related to tourism..
What Europe should not do with the refugee crisis is to continue sleepwalking toward the wrong direction.
, Alexis Tsipras Bratislava 17/9/2016
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation submitted by the Secretary General First Reception and Identification Odysseas Voudouris.
Sources close to the Secretary general said that Mr. Voudouris had warned for the coming winter months , the risk of a new Migration Influx Crisis and ha...Read Full Post »
Only two existing broadcasters, Skai and
Antenna, have survived at the Greek government's tv licencee auction that halved the number of owned TV stations in Greece to four from eight tvs broadcasting today, by the Star and Alpha TV stations to have failed in their bid Read Full Post »
An Israeli tourist who had called for help through the European emergency telephone number (112) while she was hiking in Hersonissos, northeastern Crete, was found safe at a water park by the fire department’s special response unit on Sunday afternoon.
The 18-year-old woman lost her orienta...Read Full Post »
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