Attica Region launches new and improved website for visitors of Athens | Tornos News

Currently available in Greek and English, there are plans to also provide the website’s contents in another four languages, while users can follow the site via the main social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube) The new, improved Attica Region tourist website, www.athensattica.com, aims to become the go-to site for useful info and tips for visitors to Athens and Attica, presented …

National Geographic honours Greeks, who they say “changed the world” (VIDEO) : Greek City Times

National Geographic has honoured Greece by releasing a documentary series saying, “Greeks changed the world!” The series, which has been released worldwide and titled ‘The Greeks’ highlights how much one nation has given to the rest of the globe. “On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the …

CNN Amazed by Greece’s Patmos, the Island of Revelation | Greekreporter.com

John Malathronas, CNN’s travel editor was amazed by all he saw on his recent visit to the Greek island of Patmos which he referred to as: The island where the end of the world began. The island of the Apocalypse. The article starts with the contradiction between the relaxing feel that the island offers to its visitors and the “infernal visions of mankind’s ultimate …

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality | Greekreporter.com

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a “friend to a stranger”, is widely perceived to be synonymous with hospitality. For Greeks, it is much deeper than that. It is an unspoken cultural law that shows generosity and courtesy to strangers. Greeks are enormously generous when inviting others to their home, or being invited themselves. In villages, it is not uncommon for …

Great reasons to add Greek yogurt to your daily diet | Greek City Times

Greek yogurt is considered one of the world’s best superfoods and a nutrient-packed snack that has so many health benefits, it is the ideal dairy to add to your everyday diet! It’s different to other yogurts as produces add an extra step to their process so that excess water, lactose, and minerals drain out. What’s left is a creamy, rich …

Athens Becomes the Capital of Greece – September 18, 1834 | GreekReporter

When Athens was officially declared the capital of the newly established Greek State on September 18, 1834, it was a small village of 7,000 residents living around the Acropolis Hill. Following the assassination of Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias in the Peloponnesian city in 1831, Greece’s first politicians had to decide where the new government and first parliament would be established. At the time, Athenswas an area of ancient, Byzantine and …

A fantastic week sailing! | Erik

We are a family of 8 and wanted to sail for a week on the Greek islands. As we are not advanced sailors, we chose to hire a skipper. We had the luck to get Walter as a skipper in the Piraeus Marina, where we started for our week in the Saronic Sea. Arriving on Saturday, we started our sail …

Why Greece is the best place in the world to travel with kids  | Greek City Times

Greece has just been awarded the Star Family Holidays Destination award for 2018 from leading British publication Travel Bulletin and we aren’t the least bit surprised, as we agree, Greece is the ideal place in the world to travel with children all of all ages. Family-oriented Greeks make children feel welcome and safe everywhere you go, whether you are exploring islands on land or …

How to Decode the Shells You Find Washed Up on the Beach | Atlas Obscura

No matter where you are in the world, any beach you poke along is likely to be littered with serendipitous finds. Earth’s waters regularly spit out weird trash that we humans have dumped in there, along with natural treasures, such as shells, that have become dislodged from the depths. If one of these shells catches your eye, you might want …

E-ticketing system set to operate across Greek museums and sites | GreekCityTimes

A much anticipated e-ticketing and access control system has been successfully installed at selected archaeological sites and museums across Greece, the culture ministry announced on Monday. The museums and sites included in the pilot scheme are the Acropolis and the archaeological sites of Athens’ historic center; the archaeological site of Knossos, the Heraklion Archeological Museum and the archaeological area and museum of Ancient Messini. “The system has …