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The Greek Blue Space effect

It is  the impact of the sea, rivers, lakes on our happiness and well-being that is referred to as blue space and is being more and more often researched nowadays by neuro-scientists and psychologists

Looking at water and listening to its sound puts our overloaded minds into a relaxed and hypnotic-like state with the benefit of this being a different way that our brain processes thoughts, leading to more calm and creative states and an increase our well-being.  Enjoy our Newsblog article,  on our happygreek blog also 


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Mykonos !
Celebrities Top Choice 

Mykonos for Singles choice 

The Greek island of Mykonos is among the top six destinations for single men, according to Rob Topper 
“With amazing beaches, famous white architecture, beautiful scenery, and sunsets to die for, Mykonos is a smashing party island. While most of Greece may be reeling from the effects of a spiraling economy, the party goes on in Mykonos From indoor-outdoor restaurants, to seaside lounges, to beach clubs and villas, this is the ultimate go-to place for anyone looking for a vacation spot.” Go to article 

To Mykonos
with kids? Oh, yes!

Although Mykonos is justifiably famous for its adult-oriented attractions of restaurants, shopping and nightlife, the island does have attractions and activities suitable for people of all ages — and its popular party scene can easily be avoided

Vanessa and Ben, and their young boy, Vincent — as they experience picture postcard-perfect places like the Little Venice seafront and the charming lanes of Mykonos Town, as well as the impressive coastal scenery and stunning turquoise sea at Agios Ioannis (better known to many people around the world as “The Shirley Valentine beach” find that

Marry Me in Greece!

Brazilian hotties Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima arrived on July 6 th in Mykonos  and posted photos on their instagram profiles praising the island. In one photo Alessandra commented ‘Mykonos I missed you’ 

The wedding of the  Greek-Egyptian tycoon Karim El Chiaty and Brazilian supermodel Ana Beatriz Barros  in  

 Mykonos on Saturday evening July 9,an event announced to cost  5 million euros, that  brought 400 celebrity and jet set arrivals  from different parts of the world, among them  Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, model Oluchi Orlandi, American model Paris Hilton. The bride wore  a gorgeously elegant Valentino gown, and  Isabeli Fontana & Alessandra Ambrosio were the 

bridesmaids 

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Santorini in World's heart 

No1. Honeymoon Destination in the world for 2016 

Santorini island in Greece ranked first among the Best Honeymoon Destinations in the world, according to US News which notes the following: "Once the wedding day is over, many couples look forward to celebrating their newlywed status on their honeymoon 
Santorini most romantic destination in the world

Santorini was named Europe’s best island in TripAdvisor’s annual rankings, followed by Majorca and Madeira, Portugal. Crete, Greece,

was fourth and Tenerife, Spain, was fifth. 
In the worldwide ranking of TripAdvisor 2016, Santorini comes second edging with the Hawanian island  Maui which has been named this year the best island in the world. find more

the Dream island also
opting to  Medical Tourism  

The new General Hospital of Thira in the world's most popular vacation island, Santorini, is opened its doors offering more Traveler's Health Safety guarantees to  tourists visiting the island and to the local community, as well, but also shows the way for Santorini to become a Medical Tourism destination for thousands of tourists who would wish to visit  but could not , due to health problems or chronic diseases 

Santorini in the world's heart


The island of Santorini , 2nd this  summer in the  

 ‘Check inhistory’ online portal’s list among the 

‘7 Unbelievable

Places  You Should Visit BeforeYou Die…’ 

Fnd  list 

World

1. Maui, Hawaii 

2. Santorini, Greece 

3. Jamaica, Caribbean

 Europe 

1.Santorini, Greece

2. Majorca, Spain

3. Madeira, Portugal

4. Crete, Greece

5. Tenerife, Spain

6. Rhodes, Greece

 


Greece Top Dream Destination of the world 

  • Crete on Nr 10
    Crete on Nr 10
  • Santorini on Nr2
    Santorini on Nr2
  • Mykonos on Nr.7
    Mykonos on Nr.7
  • Ionian on Nr5,(except Corfu )
    Ionian on Nr5,(except Corfu )
  • Paros on Nr.8
    Paros on Nr.8

Five out of ten best Islands in Europe are Greek, according to Travel and Leisure 

Readers rated islands on their natural attractions and beaches, activities and sights, food, friendliness, and overall value.The sun-bleached islands of Greece make up half of this year's top 10.

Crete, Mykonos, and Santorini , Paros and the Ionian islands... Go to article 

 Greece offers most of the preffered travel styles the travelers listed on the luxury travel network's  survey.

  • Beach (46 percent) was the top selection, followed by
  • adventure (37 percent),
  • cultural/historical (29 percent),
  • family (27 percent),
  • food/wine (both at 27 percent),
  • (ocean) cruising (23 percent),
  • city (17 percent), 
  • romantic (13 percent),
  • spa/wellness (11 percent),
  • eco/sustainable (6 percent),

 

On the 

2016 

 Virtuozo Life magazine

Travel Dreams Survey.Greece by the  Greek islands came fourth on the  travelers’ top ten bucket list trip, 


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Paros Airport opens for national and international flights

The airfield, which will officially open to all traffic on July 25, features and there are plans in the pipeline for upgrading airports on other Cycladic islands, including those onMilos, Naxos and Syros.Greek 


...It takes a walk
to love you Greece


 ancient landfall, near Sounion, find it

more on Special Page 

"I was so wrong!" 
by Howard Jacobson 
"...But a funny thing happens,
reader, when you wander round the marvellous Acropolis Museum in Athens and note a signal absence, and an even funnier thing happens when you find yourself dining with Greeks on a rooftop restaurant beneath the Parthenon itself. ,,, A mad impulse grips me...."" see more


Dream Destination Athens

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, recently announced the winners of its Travelers’ 2016 Choice awards for Landmarks. The Acropolis in Athens is among the top 25 landmarks in the world, ranking 17th.

The list of Europe’s top landmarks includes the Acropolis in the 10th place.

Acropolis Museum, 11th worldwide in 2016 

Where in time is this ?


Is this real?  
Find out in which museum in Greece you can enjoy how the golden ages's Greeks treasured Beauty on our Museums Page
The global museum list by Tripadvisor ranks 25 of the world’s best museums based on an algorithm that factors in the quality and quantity of reviews over a year-long period. By the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the top ranking on Museums Travelers’ Choice awards, the Museum of Acropolis is ranked at number 11. 
 

Another
Record Year expected 

Elena Kountoura

Alternate Minister of Tourism 

“The global market is showing its confidence in Greece and for 2016 we have received very positive signs. If all goes well, we expect a new tourism record."

Greek Prime Minister 

May 13, 2016

I ask you to bet on Greece's tourism this year 
Tourism ministry’s goals, announced by Deputy Minister of Health,Elena Kountoura,  include

  •   extending the tourist season
  •  working with 13 regions for the development of local tourism,
  •  actively promoting alternative forms of tourism
  • identifying and pushing new Greek destinations
  • opening up to new markets,
  • upgrading the quality of tourism products and services,
  •  tapping into luxury tourism so as to increase revenue per visitor, 
  • improving infrastructure of tourism accommodation including airports, ports and marinas, as well as reinforcing tourism policy.
  • The minister also added that the focus now is to expand into medical and spa, religious, cultural, culinary, congress, sea, cruise, yachting and sports tourism.

                                       Photo by Agia Paraskevi Local feast , Visit Lesvos, fb 


Watch the video 
of  Antony Bourdain of CNN
visiting the Unknown Parts, 
the Good Life in Greece, June2016



  Authentic: Unique is Greece! 

authentic Greece, the Beauty of Greek authenitcity in lifestyle and landscape

The categories of a large research on German tourists  included ‘trust and safety’, value for money, hotel quality, beach quality, hospitality, flight connections, service quality, landscape and countryside, and ‘uniqueness’.

Egypt (before the fatal aircrash) was the clear winner in the ‘uniqueness’ listing but Portugal was a surprise number two ahead of Greece and Italy, as of  May 2016
Don't miss the unique breakfast in Greece ,  A dream Wake up Breakfast in Greece, Wellness Greece


Don't miss this breakfast Wake up ! Find more  

What makes Greece Make our Brains Happy? Find out, this is Geek to me ! Find your Happiness in Greece

From today's celebrities around the world to the famous poets and writers of older and today's

 times, the feeling of meeting Greece is often described as experiencing another stage of being Visit our Happiness in Greece Section


The  Blue Zones Authentic Greek Lifestyle


Wellcome to the Greek Blue Zone, You can stay forever...! go to our special article with all the scientific proved details on how Ikarians live over 100 

 

Eco tourism 

Samos 

On the beaches of Samos you will probably meet Argyro, the seal, sunbathig next to you !

Protectd by the Monacus Monachus NGO the  young, 2-year old seal, has found it's home in the beautiful beaches of Samos, where, due to her familiarity with humans, she sunbaths imitating people's behavior next to them" find that article 




Tinos 

Located only 20 kilometers north from the touristic hotspot Mykonos, 

Tinos island invites its guests to discover the traditional Greek lifestyle. by stunning landscapes, lonely beaches and Mediterranean kitchen are welcomed by the guest friendly population

 

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Tourist Season Came Late, by a surprise   

Cruise lines cancel Instabul, replace call stop with Greek ports

Most #Cruise lines announced altering #Istanbul call stops by #Greek Ports from July on

Greece's summer cruise season may have delayed in 2016 to start , as the cruise lines’ executives had noted since June, but the latest Istanbul terrorist attack has eventually favored  tourist traffic and passenger arrivals unpredictably, and the season seems to promise to boost more Greece’s economy than expected till now Since July 1, most of t...

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Largest cruise ship has chosen as home port Piraeus

Cruise travelers to Greece

Carnival Cruise Lines‘ largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista  which has chosen the Port of Piraeus as «home port» for 2016 come every week and stay for at least two days at the port with around 4,000 tourists, 

more . 


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the Chinese

Transport and Tourism ministers are aiming to activate the Air China direct air link with Athens, during Alexis Tsipras official visit to Beijing. Up to now 80000-100000 Chinese tourists are visiting annually Greece, and the direct flight is expected to quintuple the number

In Greece: the Brexit  After Days 


Brits abroad in Greece have claimed they were refused cash withdrawals and exchanges 

Holidaymakers in Kos were reportedly told they can't access their funds as there was no rate set by the Central European Bank. The sign was posted outside one resort... reported the Sun





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The Heat Came So Early

 
Heat in Athens, it's Hot in Athens , Heat Protection Tips for Greece

It's Hot in Athens!

Take Care of Yourself during High Temperatures days and hours and be Informed of the Official Heat Protection Guidelines, by the Greek CDC


It is the first time in recent years that June in Greece had been so hot . On June 18th, mercury reached 40 Celcius and stayed as such for over three days. Since then temperatures subside but also raise again , and the forecasts are warning for a long hot summer. Go to our updated Article on #Athens, and the heat protection information you should know