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Greece

a country full of invaluable treasures

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Greece

CONTENTS

8.

Introduction to Greece not a country to be visited just once

12.

Athens the birthplace of culture

17.

Eastern Attica

an all-year-round destination

21.

Western Attica the history engraved on it

22.

Elefsis

26.

The mainland

so

full of riches

and exciting destinations

27.

Delphi

at the heart of Greece

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Central Macedonia

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Cyclades Islands

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Island hopping

a

lifetime experience

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Mediterranean Cuisine

more than just a healthy diet

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Vineyards The “Wine Roads”

a

trip worth taking

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Travel Professionals

editor’s

letter

editor’s letter “ A Country full of invaluable treasure “ Greece awaits you to come and

A Country

full of

invaluable

treasure

Greece awaits you to come and discover its beauties.

“I arrived at the old port quite late in the evening. Waking up the following morning by the sun streaming through my window, I got up to gaze out at the deep blue sea … breathtaking! This was magic indeed! These are the images still deeply embedded in my mind … Noon and the delicious oven baked “pastitsio” has just come out of the oven … I wanted nothing more! This was it! I was pleasantly trapped in its magic… Enchanted indeed!

Greece, a country full of invaluable treasure. Who said that it’s a poor country? On the contrary, its wealth is unlimited; wherever you travel in this country, you can only expect to see amazing images, hear unbelievable stories, taste ex- cellent Mediterranean cuisine, walk along endless beaches – an integral part of its natural wealth.

A brilliant culture with global radi-

ance and impact which was created thousands of years ago and has left its mark, never to fade no matter how many years go by. Ancient sites, cities, walls, temples, shrines and markets. Ancient theatres, sta- diums and alters all waiting for you to discover and admire them from your personal viewpoint.

In his walks, the visitor to this small

but beautiful country comes across picturesque islands, traditional vil- lages and unique cities. If one claimed that the act of “Τour- ing” was born in Greece – that would

indeed not be an overstatement. The clear sky, the fertile land and

sapphire-blue sea all blend together

to form the Greek horizon.

The deep blue ocean engulfs its is- lands and the mainland bridging its multiple islands and coast, minimiz- ing distance and making sea routes safer and ever so pleasant.

Greece is certainly a destination worth discovering

Elena Agyrides

With love and inherited knowledge in viticulture and the pro- duction of fine wines , the Markou brothers continuing a fam- ily tradition of 150 years , founded in 1983 in Paiania, Attica, a modern wine making unit. Today the 4th generation as young- er and more educated winemakers, deposit their first tokens of personal dedication and inspiration, uniquely combined with the experience of their fathers. The high traffic of the winery as well as the speedy reading of contemporary trends resulted, in 2001, in the creation of a gorgeous reception hall within the building of the winery. In 2006 the Markou family, created the absolute jewel of the company, the “Wine Museum “, where the architectural integrity, the glamour and history of wine , which diffuses every corner of the area , join forces in making it ideally special.

Wine Museum (Mouseio Oinou) The architectural grandeur , the splendor and history of wine dif- fused from every corner of the hall are just a few of the elements that make the “ Wine Museum “ a gorgeous site to visit. This beau- tiful hall, located in Pallini, is perfect for hosting various confer- ences and events with the demanded professionalism ensured. In addition the museum visitors have the rare opportunity to dwell into tradition, history and the art of wine making throughout the ages while enjoying a tour on the museum’s premises.

Ampelones Markou Our winery’s reception hall “Nefeli”, in Paiania at 1st klm Paian- ias-Markopoulou, can accommodate up to 400 people, in- doors and/or outdoors for a most special social event. The use of traditional building materials, the decoration and am- bient lighting design create an impressive and imposing at- mosphere that guarantees grandeur out of the ordinary that will leave your guests with only the best impressions and you with the fondest of memories. With high end quality as our beacon, both for our wines and our cuisine, as well as for our exceptional services, it will be our sheer pleasure to offer you the evening of your dreams. Timely reading of market trends, the correct prediction of negative developments in the area in question, and the need to ensure consistent quality in all activities of the company, led in 2010 to the creation of «Cave Cuisine», a catering service of exceptional quality.

The Markou Vineyards Winery also keeps its doors wide open to all of those friends who desire to get more intimately ac- quainted with the experience of wine making, and what a great opportunity it is to visit the Wine Museum and the Ampelones Markou. Before you come make sure you contact us so we can greet you appropriately.

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Wine’s Museum: Petsa Ave., Pallini, Τ: 210 6037933, 2106644711 F: 210 6037933, 210 6644123 E: info@markouwines.gr www.mouseioinou.gr

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introduction to Greece

introduction to Greece Greece a unique destination Search through the luggage of anyone leaving Athens

introduction to Greece

Greece a unique destination

Search through the luggage of anyone leaving Athens Interna- tional Airport and you will undoubtedly find a stone, a tiny jar with sand, something to remind them of their visit to the land of the gods. Most importantly though, you will find the Grecian sun in their hearts. That is the impact Greece has on its visitors!

From a very young age at school, children are taught history and it is the Greek history that really stays with them; mythology, the majestic Olympus where the gods reside, the sun – burning for- ever - warming the hearts of a most hospitable nation, the sap- phire-blue sea and its endless beaches – pebbled, rocky, sandy, crowded, secluded – something to cater to all tastes.

The islands of Greece – rocks randomly thrown into the Medi- terranean Sea by Poseidon himself – adorn the country, luring its many visitors to come and get a taste of something unique, an experience not encountered anywhere else on the planet.

Greece – not a country to be visited just once

The temples and monuments – built thousands of years ago in honor of some god or another still stand proud and never cease to be the subject of admiration of all that visit them. Their dom- inance is symbolic too of the strength and the unity of the Greek people themselves.

Greece is the country where the sun shines three-hundred and sixty days in a year. How then could its people not be blessed with warmth and a friendly, outgoing character? Visitors to Ath- ens are fascinated by the ongoing nightlife and entertainment in general.

Whether it is the traditional bouzoukia or the countless clubs and cafeterias one visits, one thing is certain – they know how to have fun and put all troubles behind them.

They will deal with their issues when the sun comes up again, marking a hopeful future, an optimistic outlook and they know that one thing nobody can take away from them is their charisma – their love of life and living it to the fullest.

By taking along some sand or a stone or anything which ul- timately reminds them of their visit to Greece, is like a pact, a promise to come back again. Greece is definitely not a country to visit just once in a lifetime – it draws you back again and again. The magic is there and in abundance and is ready to embrace ev- eryone wishing to visit it, to explore it and to thoroughly enjoy it.

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Attica Attica is a place worth getting to know It is the place where democracy,

Attica

Attica Attica is a place worth getting to know It is the place where democracy, philosophy,
Attica Attica is a place worth getting to know It is the place where democracy, philosophy,

Attica is a place worth getting to know

It is the place where democracy, philosophy, literature and poetry along with other arts were born. It is the very place Athens, the birthplace of culture flourished. The prefecture of Attica is the most densely populated pre- fecture of Greece. Athens is its capital city while Piraeus, is where the largest port in Greece is located. Geographically, the Attica Prefecture is divided into two major subsections, the capital region and the rest of Attica. The capital region includes both the city of Attica and Piraeus and is bound by the Saronic Gulf and the mountains of Parnitha, Ymitos and Penteli, thus defining the Attica Basin. The rest of Attica covers most of the Attica Region. More- over, Attica was the birthplace of the most important Greek city states such as Athens, Elefsina and Megara.

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Athens – The City Of Light The Athens of today has spread throughout Attica, starting from Elefsina, where the goddess Dimitra taught the cultiva- tion of wheat to its people, thus defining the term ‘culture’, down to the plane of Thriasio, Skaramanga, Perama and Ega- leo. It spreads on to Parnitha, Kifissia and Ekali. From Ymito Mountain, it goes down to the Mesogia, Spata and Liosia, but also towards Vari and Vouliagmeni. From Penteli and Dioni- so it goes on to Rafina, Nea Makri and all the way to Maratho- na. All the above have been connected to Piraeus. The historical centre of Athens is easily accessible to everyone who wishes to visit Syntagma Square, the Anafiotika, Thision, Avissinias Square and to also Psiri for some ouzo or to head on to Ano Petralona for an aromatic cup of coffee. A visit to Klathmonos Square and Evripidou near Syntagma is also a must. Furthermore, one is mesmerized by the beautifully lit- up Acropolis at night.

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Attica Athens, according to an article in “Zeit Maga- zine”, is the new Berlin. Foreign artists

Athens, according to an article in “Zeit Maga- zine”, is the new Berlin. Foreign artists are now regularly visiting Athens, choosing the city for their exhibitions and various events, or even as their permanent place of residence. And of course Athens is a true paradise for cul- tural tourism, a large journey into history and art. Educational excursions, theatrical productions, festivals, pilgrimages, visits to archaeological sites, monuments and museums, excursions to study the natural environment, folk art and culture – these are just a few of the many things that Greece has to offer in the cultural tourism sector. Traces of a centuries-old and important history is etched in every corner of Greek land: find- ings from the Prehistoric and Archaic Periods, unique works from Classical, Hellenistic, Medi-

eval and Byzantine monuments, creations from folk art cultures, traces from the passing eons of other civilizations and different religions, that coexist with current creations, constructions and modern works of art. Whoever really wants to understand Greece, its history and its people, he will find an unrivaled cultural experience by traveling into the area and chronological period of Greek culture.

The City of Piraeus Piraeus – known from ancient times as the port of Athens - was the port which together with Elefsina and Megara played a significant role in trade in ancient Greek history. It always sup- ported Athens and the Athenians always had a soft spot for the city of Piraeus.

Today, Piraeus is one of the largest cruise ship ports of the country and of Europe. It was The- mistocles who initially discovered the impor- tance of the port of Piraeus for Athens. The re- sult of which was for Athens to become the head of nautical power, having Piraeus as its port at a time when the army had a close relationship with naval power. In the Marine Museum of Piraeus, the nautical history of Greece unfolds before the eyes of the visitor. During the summer, the sea bewitches you. The countless beaches of Attica – small, large, sandy, pebbled, rocky, shallow, deep, iso- lated or cosmopolitan. One can find organized beaches in the middle of nowhere with easy or sometimes difficult access to them, some known and some unknown.

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Attica “ Athens – the birthplace of culture “ Greece 16 a country full of invaluable

Attica “ Athens – the birthplace of culture “ Greece 16 a country full of invaluable
Attica “ Athens – the birthplace of culture “ Greece 16 a country full of invaluable
Attica “ Athens – the birthplace of culture “ Greece 16 a country full of invaluable

Athens –

the

birthplace

of culture

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The Historical Centre of Athens - easily accessible to everyone

Centre of Athens - easily accessible to everyone “ Moreover, there are calm, secluded beaches while

Moreover, there are calm, secluded beaches while there are others with frothy waves inviting you to dive into the clear blue water. If it so hap- pens and you’re ‘stranded’ on a beach when evening comes, do stay and dine and enjoy an amazing evening at one of the taverns practically and literally on the beach. Stay till the morning and have the time of your life. Diving in Attica is an extraordinary experience. Shipwrecks and reefs, caves rich in sea-life constitute the Attica seabed.

Eastern Attica Attica and more specifically, Eastern Attica is the ideal place to visit in order to enjoy a high-quality vacation with an exceptional number of choices for alternative tourism. It is no wonder that the South Coast of Attica is often referred to as the Athenian Riviera. Many places where our traditional artwork is produced and our cultural character is made prominent, are visited by tourists from abroad, thus enhancing the financial status of the local communities.

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Attica In our effort to find relevant information to write about Attica and give our readers

In our effort to find relevant information to write about Attica and give our readers a bet- ter insight of the area and issues concerning it, we spoke to Mr. Petros Filippou, the Regional Vice Governor of East Att ica and asked him to tell us about the plac- es which are of interest to our visitors from abroad. Every effort is being made in order to gradu- ally and methodically do what is best for the district and resolve all issues in the best pos- sible way, said Mr. Filippou. Priorities and goals have been set in the areas of upgrading the touristic product by organiz- ing events which bring out the historical, en- vironmental, cultural and productive wealth of Attica. Moreover, emphasis is being given to the fact that Attica is an all-year-round destination offering the visitor a multitude of things to do and see. Another goal set, is to enhance and develop the areas of agriculture, stock breeding, fish- ing and honey farming; all able to boost not only the local community but also the nation as a whole. The area of Eastern Attica is where Eleftheri- os Venizelos International Airport is located, two main ports – Rafina and Lavrio ports which connect the mainland to Evia and many of the Aegean Islands. One cannot ignore the fact that the area is also exceptionally rich in historical interest sites. To mention but a few of these amaz- ing and most significant sights, there is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion – the southernmost tip of Attica, The Theatre of

Thorikou – the most ancient in all of Greece and the many caves and mines of Lavrio. The Archaeological site of Vravrona where the Temple of Artemidos stands, the Temple of Apollonos Zostiros in Vouliagmeni and last but not least the Archaeological Museum of Marathon which is a jewel amongst jewels. The Eastern Attica beaches stretch all along the coastline and there is surely one to please even the most demanding visitor. There are also many places to visit and go hiking, bird-watching and fishing, the choices are endless. There are plans to enhance the areas of tour- istic interest and the projection of the area’s cultural treasures and gastronomic plea- sures. An example of some plans underway are “The Wine Route” and “The Mining and Caving Route”. A better understanding into the riches of wine making will be made along with the production or culti- vation of other basic products of the area like: oil, honey, vegetables, stock-breed- ing and the fishing industry. As for “The Mining and Caving Route”, it is a part of the “unknown Attica”, the riches be- low the surface of the earth, the minerals found in the mines of Lavrion, Rafina and Grammatiko, and the marble found in Penteli, are surely of immense impor- tance and of interest to many. The many wineries of the area hold an interest of their own; there are over 70 wineries which together produce about 70.000 hectoliters of wine.

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Attica –

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all-year-

round

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Attica Vineyards stretch to over 49.500 acres with a variety of grapes being grown in its
Attica Vineyards stretch to over 49.500 acres with a variety of grapes being grown in its
Attica Vineyards stretch to over 49.500 acres with a variety of grapes being grown in its

Vineyards stretch to over 49.500 acres with a variety of grapes being grown in its rich and fertile soil. There are plans to have organized tours of the wineries and have wine-tasting events. The visitors will be able to get an in- sight into the whole production process. Another plan on the table and under dis- cussion in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is of a Diving Park. Divers will be able to visit six different ar- eas of great archaeological interest – an “Underwater Museum” with 26 shipwrecks to be explored. This will certainly put our country on the global list of diving tourism. However, two major issues which need to be seen to as soon as possible are, that the local produce should obtain a strong international identity – in other words, all products grown or produced locally should have a brand identity name. Another issue is the fact that there are not enough hotel rooms to accommodate visitors to Eastern Attica. For the further develop- ment of its tourism, more hotel units and con- sequently, rooms are to be built in the area. The development of the primary and sec- ondary sector in Eastern Attica is progress- ing with the younger generation returning to the basic fields as is agriculture, grape cultivation and wine making. Some, work in olive groves picking olives for oil, others work on honey farms – col- lecting honey and caring for the hives while others are involved in stock-breeding. Some prefer the secondary sector of winer- ies – producing and bottling the wine, olive

oil production and bottling; some of these companies are even exporting their product abroad and doing very well indeed in it. The development of both the primary and the secondary sectors are of vital impor- tance in the enhancement of the nation’s economic situation. Needless to say, it is also part of our cul- tural heritage and importance should be given to it. The development of agrotourism in East- ern Attica, through activities concerning agriculture and our cultural environment, our traditional cuisine and local gastrono- my along with hospitality and restaurants or traditional taverns will be given priority as it is vital we keep its heart ticking. Finally, it goes without saying that Attica and especially Eastern Attica has all that is required to host and entertain its visitors. Having an abundance and a variety of things for everyone to see and do, coupled with an excellent climate and access to a most natural environment. The local cuisine which is closely relat- ed to the world renowned and respected Mediterranean Diet and its exquisite ar- chaeological sites and temples, festivities and cultural events along with so many other activities to enjoy, is surely enticing enough and reason for everyone to consid- er Attica for their destination. Every effort is being made in order to project Eastern Attica internationally and make it known as the destination worth visiting all year round.

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Attica Eastern Attica – exceptionally rich in historical sites “ “ Greece 20 a country full
Attica Eastern Attica – exceptionally rich in historical sites “ “ Greece 20 a country full
Attica Eastern Attica – exceptionally rich in historical sites “ “ Greece 20 a country full

Eastern Attica – exceptionally rich in historical sites

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Attica Western Attica It is part of the region of Attica. The capital of the regional
Attica Western Attica It is part of the region of Attica. The capital of the regional
Attica Western Attica It is part of the region of Attica. The capital of the regional
Attica Western Attica It is part of the region of Attica. The capital of the regional

Western Attica It is part of the region of Attica. The capital of the regional unit is the town of Elefsina. The regional unit covers the western part of the agglomeration of Athens, and the area to its west. Elefsina resembles a palimpsest manuscript. The history engraved on it, repeated layers of writing, composing in the centuries run a long and enchanting novel. Flourishing set- tlements, fortifications and spaces of religious worship were developed in this place during antiquity but also in modern times. This historical period is easily interpreted because of the favorable location of the town; a vital point from where main road arteries pass and connect Attica to the rest of Greece. At the same time, its harbour secured from the winds in a closed gulf, constitutes an exit of marine communication and a node of transit trade. To these fac- tors the fact of disposal of fertile, cultivable land at Thriasio Pedio, should be added. The Eleusinian river Kifissos, nowadays called Sarantapotamos, crossed this important granary of Attica. The city of Elefsina, was built around the sanctuary and temple of Dimitra, the goddess of agriculture, dates back to the Mycenaean era. During the classical period, the city was the site of the Eleusian Festival when thousands of pilgrims walked the sacred way from the Acropolis to be indoctrinated into the ancient mysteries. To divulge the secret of the Eleusin- ian Mysteries was punishable by death and for 1400 years these secrets were known only to the initiates. The site was the second most important in ancient Greece, after Delphi.

Elefsina The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Greek cities com- peting to be European Capital of Culture in 2021 has recommended that Elefsina should be awarded the title. Three cities had been short-listed after the initial pre-selection round in February 2016: Elefsina, Kalamata and Rhodes. Commenced in 1985 on the initiative of the then Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri, European Capitals of Culture have become one of the most ambitious cultural projects in Europe and turn into one of the best recognized-- as well as most appreciated-- activities of the European Union. The initial inspiration of the project is more relevant than ever before. It is to provide Eu- ropeans with a possibility to learn more about each other’s cultures, in order to participate in intercultural dialogue and to appreciate their shared history as well as values: to put it simply, to experience the sense of belonging to the same European community. Throughout the years, the European Capitals of Culture have expanded in scope and size, contributing to the cultural, social and economic development of numerous cities and their neighboring regions throughout Europe. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “In 2021, Greece will host its fourth European Capital of Culture after Athens in 1985, Thessaloniki in 1997 and Patras in 2006. Many cities competed for the title, with 14 initial contenders narrowed down to three finalists. This shows once again how popular this

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EU initiative is with cities and citizens. I congratulate Elefsina on its successful bid. I look forward to seeing Elefsina give visitors from Europe and all over the world the opportunity to discover the city and its cultural assets but also to appreciate the diversity of cultures in the European Union as well as our shared values-- this is today more vital than ever. As many previous European Capitals of Culture have shown, the title can bring significant long-term cultural, as well as economic and social benefits-- benefits that Elefsina now stands to reap as well.”

The town Eleusis or Elefsina, a town with a population of 30,000 inhabitants and is located 20 km from the city of Athens. The town is known for its ancient and contemporary

industrial history. In ancient times it was considered to be, for nearly 2000 years (eg 1600-400 AD), one of the five holy cities, where the Eleusinian Mysteries attracted for many years pilgrims from throughout the known world. Thanks to the great tragic poet Aeschylus, Eleusis gets even more famous in the ancient world as well as in our days. After 14 centuries of ambiguity in 1827, and the libera- tion from the Turkish occupation, Eleusis appears as a

small town of 250 inhabitants. In the 1860s Eleusis start- ed to change its urban profile with the construction of new buildings and the installation of a number of small crafting industries. During the 1880s, the industrial de- velopment was started with the foundation of a soap fac- tory (CHARILAOU -1875), the cement industry TITAN (1902), distilleries BOTRYS (1906) and Kronos (1922). In 1922, 2000 refugees were installed in Elefsina, dupli- cating its population. After the 2nd World War hundreds of workers from all over Greece came to Elefsina in order to work in the industries of the region. Throughout the 21st century Eleusis is developed into a

modern town which gets rid of the characteristics of a glorious past. It becomes the administrative center of the broader area and is the headquarters of the Prefecture of Western Attica. The Archaeological Site and its Museum constitute areas of inter- national promotion and tourist destination. The Festival “Aeschylia”, the cultural events organized by the Municipality each autumn, is nowadays an institution that gives the possibility of expression of modern cultural matters of the town. Alongside with the economic development, the ongoing efforts for infrastructural improvement and protective environmental measures, efforts are made from the side of public authorities, private associations and individuals, for rehabilitation of the spiritual character of the town, so as to be worthy of the heritage that bears the name “Eleusis”.

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name “Eleusis”. “ Western Attica the history engraved on it “ Greece 22 a country full
name “Eleusis”. “ Western Attica the history engraved on it “ Greece 22 a country full

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Attica Transition to Euphoria The program includes 5 key events that link the natural flow of

Transition to Euphoria

The program includes 5 key events that link the natural flow of time to the evolution of Europe and the European Union. Year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the Hellenic Revolution, which led to the establishment of the modern Greek state. Revolutions are times of transformation and transition. Eleusis and Europe touch on the two great transitions that radically transformed human living conditions and created new forms of organization and co-existence: the Agricultural and the Industrial Revolution. Today, both are faced with the challenge of a new transition, the need to redefine concepts such as development, social cohesion and, eventually, prosperity. The role of art and culture in this process is decisive, precisely because that is the func- tion of the artist: to dress fantasy with shape and form, to transubstanti- ate possibility, to operate beyond the obvious. Art opens new roads and offers new prospects for the future. Inspired by the figure of Persephone, the transition and alternation of the seasons, the program includes 5 key events that link the natural flow of time to the evolution of Europe and the European Union. The Key Events are: Opening Ceremony (January 2021), Closing Ceremony-Win- ter Solstice (21 December 2021), May 2021 (Connection of Europe Day and the arrival of Persephone and spring), June 2021 (Connection of Eu- ropean Development Days and European Day of Music with the Equi- nox, the arrival of summer and fruition), September 2021 (Connection of European Heritage Days and the end of summer, the beginning of autumn and the Equinox). Using the myth of Persephone as a metaphor, the key events focus on the transformations of Europe and its societies.

focus on the transformations of Europe and its societies. The Saronic Gulf islands are just gorgeous!

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gorgeous!

The adored Saronic Gulf The Saronic Gulf islands are just gor- geous! Salamina, Angistri, Aegina, Po- ros, Hydra and Spetses all have their own rich history. Ancient temples, Byzantine churches, museums, seaside villages and picturesque alleys. Enjoy a walk or take a sea-taxi ride, a coach ride or even go on donkey-back.

Travelling by boat – a magical ex- perience. The perfect conditions, the charming islands of the Saronic Gulf and the tur- quoise-blue water of the sea will unwind

and recharge you. You will inevitably return home rich in memories. The sap- phire-blue sea will enclose your yacht and you will be stunned by the rare hues of the blue sky meeting the deep blue sea.

One-Day Cruise Should you be short of time but still wish to see as much as possible while escaping for a day, find the hidden “secrets” of the three islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina while enjoying the sun and the sea. Take the one-day cruise on the crystal-clear wa- ters of the Saronic Gulf.

In a short walking distance from the magnificent findings of the National Archaeological Museum and
In a short walking distance from the magnificent findings of the National Archaeological Museum and

In a short walking distance from the magnificent findings of the National Archaeological Museum and the bustling area of Technopolis, Gazi, Best Western Candia Hotel is located in the heart of the city of Athens, offering to its guests the ideal location to experience the city and all historical attractions.

Best Western Candia Hotel offers facilities of high standards and top quality services in friendly prices. Lounges are airy and spacious; the rooms are elegantly decorated, with air conditioning and their own separate bathrooms. Many of them have views of the Acropolis through their bal- conies. The Best Western Candia Hotel's restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes and flavors of Greek cuisine. A distinct point of its hospitality is its bar and pool roof garden operating on the terrace with spectacular views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill.

Jumping on the underground from Metaxourgio station, guests of the Best Western Candia Hotel are just a few minutes away from all major sights. The streets that start from Larissa Station and pass through Metaxourgio are scattered with the remnants of the old bourgeois Athens. They mark the beginning of a tour in Greek history and lead to popular open air archaeological sites such as Thissio, the Ancient Agora and Keramikos. Vis- itors can discover dozens of cafes and restaurants with different ethnic flavors around. The area is also popular for its nightlife options.

around. The area is also popular for its nightlife options. 40, Theodore Diligiannis St., 104 38
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Enjoy your stay at Best Western Candia Hotel and the alternative side of Athens

Enjoy your stay at Best Western Candia Hotel and the alternative side of Athens

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The mainland

Levadia, the busy capital of Boeotia, is our next destination as it is where the hot springs (piges), can be found. They are called Lethe and Mnemosyne or otherwise, Oblivion and Remem- brance. Today we can still see the old stone arch bridge which was build during the Ottoman Empire. Further north, we come to the monastery of Osios Loukas – its Byzantine architecture is awe-inspiring and worth a visit. It’s impossible to drive through and not stop at the ancient site of Delphi! A visit to the Sanctuary of the goddess Athena and the temple of Apollo. Delphi was also believed to have been the centre of the universe in ancient times and still holds a magic of its own. Some say that they can feel the magnetic powers of the area there. All you need to do, is go and experience it for your- self. The Delphi Museum is also one of the places you should not

refrain from visiting; people from all over visit it in order to take in all its glorious history. Going much farther up, we come to Epirus – Ioannina, Metsovo and the Meteora mountains. Sit by any one of the traditional tav- erns at the lake of Ioannina and enjoy their homemade pies or if you are into rafting – that’s where you want to be! Metsovo is yet another most picturesque village which cascades down a mountain at 3.300 feet above sea level. Metsovo cheese is something to taste and take home with you along with memo- ries of an outstanding place. Meteora, which actually means “hanging in mid-air”, is breathtaking! The monasteries perched up on these rocks seem to be doing just that

– hanging in mid-air!

The mainland of Greece is so full of riches and exciting destina-

tions that no matter how much I may write or talk about it, it is never enough. A visit during any time of the year, be it summer,

fall, winter or spring, guarantees that the visitor leaves with lug- gage, not only filled with clothes but with unbelievable memories

– enough to think about and smile during a very, very long life.

For those who think of Greece as only a wonderful summer destination because of its spectacular beaches … think again!

This amazing, blessed country is an all-year-round destination; there are places to visit on the mainland and countless things to do and see. Are you in for skiing, mountaineering, rafting or hiking? Read on and you will be amazed at the choices at hand. Then again, you may just want to visit some excellent archae- ological sites, ancient monasteries or just take a relaxing drive around the country. Whatever you are up to, Greece is where you want to be! Together, we will take a drive starting from Athens, the capital, and take the national road going north. We’ll go through Thebes, a region known through the legend of Oedipus. It now prides itself to have a most fertile land where crops of cotton, potatoes and tobacco flourish.

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The mainland Delphi The Municipality of Delphi at the heart of Greece According to Greek mythology,
The mainland Delphi The Municipality of Delphi at the heart of Greece According to Greek mythology,

Delphi

The Municipality of Delphi at the heart of Greece

According to Greek mythology, Zeus, the king of the gods in ancient Greece, sent two eagles from the ends of the universe. Where they would meet it would be the centre of the world. The birds flew and met at Del- phi. Since then, Delphi has been marked the “Navel” (Omphalos) not only of ancient Greece, but also of the ancient world. The Municipality of Delphi is Geographically placed in the heart of Greece, in the Prefecture of Central Greece. Driving on a road of almost 100 Km along the coast- line of the Municipality of Delphi, the visitor is on the meetng point of the two elements that best describe Greece. The sea water, with the intended seashores, the capes, the little bays, is harmoniously combined with the mythical mountains with the beautiful peaks and gorges. It is a region with the famous archaeological Site of Delphi, which is characterised by UNESCO as a “World Heritage”. With the impressive “Delphic Landscape” dominated by the silvery-green Olive Grove of Amfissa and with the modern sea node of Itea as well as the no- ble nautical town of Galaxidi which is often described as “an island on the land”. A region surrounded by the mountains of Ghiona, Ete, Parnassos, and Vardoussia, (all regions of the “Natura 2000” network), which are of high ecological value with scattered picturesque vil- lages rich in history and tradition. The tourist face of the Municipality of Delphi The Municipality of Delphi is a newly born municipal- ity, formed after recent administrative changes and it includes the areas of the former municipalities of:

Amfissa, Delphi, Desfina, Galaxidi, Itea, Gravia, Par- nassos, Kalleaes. As a tourist destination, the Municipality of Delphi of- fers a plethora of tourist options. It includes cities and regions with tourist resources, which offer a variety of tourist products in the field of specal interest tourism,

The mainland mainly in Cultural, Religious, Mountaineering and Climbing tourism, Sea tourism as well as
The mainland mainly in Cultural, Religious, Mountaineering and Climbing tourism, Sea tourism as well as
The mainland mainly in Cultural, Religious, Mountaineering and Climbing tourism, Sea tourism as well as
The mainland mainly in Cultural, Religious, Mountaineering and Climbing tourism, Sea tourism as well as

The mainland

mainly in Cultural, Religious, Mountaineering and Climbing tourism, Sea tourism as well as Paraglid- ing tourism.

Highlights of Amfissa The Ancient Castle / The Cathedral of Evangelistria / The “Sotirios” Church Mosaics / The Historic houses

The modern town of Itea The commercial center of the region and one of the tourism centers. Built in the Crissaean Bay, Itea, constitutes the south end of the Delphic Landscape and it is a modern, comfortable and functional city. Itea’s contribution to the Greek Independence War was crucial; it is the place where the Naval battle of “Agkali” (1827) took place, when Hastings, a passionate philellen, head of a small Greek naval force, defeated the Ottomans. This victory restored the sovereignty of the Greeks in the Corinthian gulf and ensured the communication with Peloponnese. On Itea’s waterfront, the visitor may enjoy fresh fish in the taverns and ouzeries by the sea, relax in the cafe-bars and walk around the tourist shops. Itea has a good passenger and commercial port and a modern marina with an anchorage capacity for 250 vessels.

The historic village of Gravia Gravia was populated after the Greek Revolution of 1821 on the surroundings of the renowned “Inn (Chani) of Gravia”. There, on May of 1821, Odysseus Androutsos, with 120 lads courageously de- stroyed the hordes of Turks of Omer Vrini, stopping their march to Salona and their later invasion to Moria. In Gravia there is the historic Monastery of Virgin Mary’s Assumption, a sample of Byzantine architecture built in 1517 A.D. Close to Gravia there is the Mining Park “Vagonetto”, a unique thematic park. www.vagonetto.gr

Mountain Parnassos Covered by thick fir forests and myths, with habitats of high internationally acclaimed biodiversity value, Parnassos, famous for the largest Ski Resort in Greece, was the first Greek mountain to be proclaimed a National Park. The path from Delphi to Korykeion Andron is one of the most important sacred caves of ancient Greece and Pan’s, the ancient greek god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, na- ture of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs, mythological home. This route is maybe, the oldest still-used footpath on the planet. To a large extent, it coincides with the international footpath “E4”, which starts from the Iberian Peninsula and first meets the sea at the Crisaean Gulf. The ancient pilgrimage path from Kirra to Delphi. Villages of Parnassos: Chrisso with the spectacular view, the neoclassical style houses, the out- standing Ethnological and Folklife Museum. At a distance of 7km from Chrisso lies the Monastery of Profitis Ilias with the marvelous woodcut icon screen and a valuable library. It is the place where Es- saeas, the bishop of Salona (Amfissa), on March 24, 1821 raised the flag of revolution in East Central Greece. Drosochori, Elaeonas (Topolia) and Mariolata are some of the region’s picturesque villages with abundant spring water. Varghiani, a splendid traditional settlement with stone built houses and Lilaea, the continuation of the homonymous ancient town.

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Central Macedonia

Central Macedonia Central Macedonia Among the most rich in scenery and experiences areas in Greece is

Central Macedonia

Among the most rich in scenery and experiences areas in Greece is central Macedonia, a year round destination and for every type of traveler.

Central Macedonia combines history, mythology, unique nature with lakes, the famous mountain

Olympus and the 12 gods, the one of a kind Vergi-

na and beautiful beaches.

Central Macedonia is the birth place of Alexander the Great and Aristotle, the place were St. Paul preached and UNESCO has recognized 19 areas as world her- itage sites, as stated by Alexandros Thanos, the Regional Vice Governor of Central Macedo- nia for Culture and Tourism.

The traveller has to choose among many areas, such as the Pageo, Pieria, Olympus, in other words the Macedonia of mythology and history.

The second largest city of Greece, Thessaloniki, which has a long and continuous history with a night life.

A visit to Mount Athos or a walk through the

paths of Pindos mountains and also to tour the wine yards and wineries of the area and taste the splendid cuisine.

Cyclades Islands

Kea Ios

Think of Greek islands and immediately the picture of windmills and white-washed square houses with blue doors and shutters come to mind. All the islands of the Cyclades group bear a beauty and a character of their own. It depends on where one wishes to go first and which ones to add to their bucket list, for surely once you’ve visited one, you will inevitably want to visit them all.

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A great ambassador of this unique setting is most definitely the island of Ios. It is the island for the young and young at heart. This bustling island which has become synonymous to an endless party for the young and not so young, has so much to offer. Of course, its beaches are absolutely amazing with Mylopotas and Manganari standing out for their fine sand and crystal clear water. However, Ios has so much more to show its visitor. Homer, the world famous poet is said to have been born in Ios by Clymene, his mother. His tomb, discovered in 1770 can be visited in the area called Plakoto. The “Omiria” cultural festival is held on the island every year in honor of the great Greek poet Odysseus Elytis. A spectacular theatre named after him, which is made of stone and is a replica of the ancient theater of Sicily, is worth a visit. It is said that there are as many churches in the Cyclades as there are poppies in a field in spring; Ios definitely holds the prize

with over 400 churches and chapels scattered around the is- land. Visit a church found lying half-sunken in the ground on the road from the port up to Chora – the ‘capital’ of the island. According to ancient mythology, once the Cyclades were plagued

by a deadly epidemic. Apollo’s son Aristaios made a sacrifice to Zeus imploring him to help. That is when Zeus sent a north- ern wind called the ‘meltemi’ which blew for 40 days, cleaning the Cyclades of this epidemic and thus saving the people.

wind called the ‘meltemi’ which blew for 40 days, cleaning the Cyclades of this epidemic and
wind called the ‘meltemi’ which blew for 40 days, cleaning the Cyclades of this epidemic and
wind called the ‘meltemi’ which blew for 40 days, cleaning the Cyclades of this epidemic and
wind called the ‘meltemi’ which blew for 40 days, cleaning the Cyclades of this epidemic and
wind called the ‘meltemi’ which blew for 40 days, cleaning the Cyclades of this epidemic and

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The Rock, as Ios is called by its frequent visitors, has an outstanding nightlife with many bars and clubs to dance and drink the night away in. The nightclubs close around 8am so that you can dance all night long and into the morning sun on this island. The narrow streets of Chora are filled with partying tourists during the summer season. That is part of the fun. The whole town becomes one large outdoor club. Mylopotas Beach is the most popular beach on Ios, and one of the best in the Greek Islands. It regularly features in polls as one of the “Top 10 Beaches in Eu- rope”. Mylopotas is a Blue Flag beach which is more than 1km long and very wide, with beautiful golden sand and crystal clear clean water. Another one best known beach in Ios is Manganari beach on the south of the island, where swimming in its crystal waters is an experience everyone should try.

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Ios acquired a full travelogue net- work of hiking paths through pic- turesque beaches, churches, archae- ological sites etc. The restoration of this network was completed by a group of volunteers of the Greek Cultural Mountaineering Club of Fyli, in its long quest for the emer- gence of old paths. After their re- covery from the team of volunteers of the Club, which is distinguished for its environmental and cultural sensitivity, the view of the ornate stonework or the carved steps on the already existing rocks was revealed, and the passage through them is now unobstructed.

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Just a breath away from Athens, the island of Kea or Tzia

as it is often referred to, is an idyllic weekend resort and at the same time an ideal summer destination in Cyclades. It is the island of the Cyclades, located closest to Attica. Combining a one of a kind natu- ral landscape, beautiful beaches, thrilling sights and a rich historic tradition, Kea is an enchanting destination that fulfills the expecta- tions even of the most demanding visitor. Korissia is the main port of the island and welcomes you in its safe harbor. There, you can find many shops, restaurants, ca-

fes, bars and accommodations and a public parking lot. Ioulida is the capital city and a point of reference to the history of the island. Get ready for a walk in a fairytale village full of tight- ly built traditional white houses with reddish tile roofs, but also more recent multicolored houses, arches with “stegadia”, small taverns, narrow stone-paved alleys with white landings, numerous chapels and picturesque little shops. With the endless kilometers of its coastline, Kea offers idyl- lic beaches with impressive crystal-clear waters: organized beaches, beaches with a natural beauty, beaches in the very heart of action, isolated beaches, beaches accessible from the

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land and the sea as well as hidden beaches that invite the vis- itor to explore them. Otzias, Gialiskari, Pisses, Koundouros, Spathi, Sikamia, Orkos, Xyla are only some of them. Thanks to the winds and its innumerable little bays, Kea is literally a paradise for sailing, having as an epicenter its en- closed natural harbour of Vourkari or Korissia’s Port. For this reason, many Sailing Races take place here every year and many visitors opt to discover the island by sea, on a sail- ing-boat. A unique experience not to be missed!

Apart from the coastal attractions of the island, the heart of Kea also conceals real treasures. A unique natural landscape, historic mon- uments, ancient sights, natural springs, picturesque little churches, myths, thrills and traditions are waiting to be discovered by you on your walk through the island’s rich network of footpaths. This well-preserved network includes 12 ancient routes. Wander around the green creeks in the inland, the most isolated small bays, the most picturesque chapels, the imposing ruins of the tower of Aghia Marina, the Lion which dates back to the 6th Century BC.

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One of them will even lead you to the ancient city of Karthea. A small gravel road, water fountains, a rivulet, some gardens and lots of wild-growing herbs create the scenery of this beautiful route. It’s like a journey back in time as reaching Karthea you can admire the ancient temples but also the ancient theater of Karthea that was recently excavated. Walk around the ruins but don’t miss the chance to swim in the refreshing waters of the beach. Kea is an immense entertainment park for lovers of diving thanks to its under- water wealth. The morphology and the biodiversity of its seabed as well as the role the island played in history, as a lo- cation of many shipwrecks, have creat- ed a unique scenery for experienced but also amateur divers to explore. Titanic´s twin - the floating hospital ‘Britannic’ and the French ocean liner ‘Burdigala’, and also the paddlewheel steamboat ‘Patris’ and ‘Germal Junkers 52’ - airplane from WWII are waiting underwater to offer unique experiences.

Kea, has its own traditional products coming straight from the land of Kea. Agriculture and stockbreeding are the basic activities of the inhabitants of Kea. Try the delicious “loza”, “tsigara”, local sausages and local cheese, “mav- roudi” wine, honey, herbs and spices, nuts and homemade sweets and li- queurs. When leaving the island, along with the memories of your vacation, take literally a bit of its taste with you. Kea is also a perfect wedding destina- tion and a place where you can plan the event of your dreams. From May to September, the island is full of life while numerous events take place. Sport events, music concerts, local festivals, art exhibitions and tradi- tional feasts will entertain your mind and your soul. Around the year many visitors travel to Kea to experience the island like a local, creating unforgetta- ble memories.

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Mykonos

Mykonos The Cyclades - windmills and white-washed houses “ “ One of the most celebrated and
Mykonos The Cyclades - windmills and white-washed houses “ “ One of the most celebrated and

The Cyclades - windmills and white-washed houses

One of the most celebrated

and cosmopolitan islands in the world is certainly Mykonos! Rocky and arid, yet without a doubt one of the most enticing is- lands – it mesmerizes you and there is no way one will not return if they visit it once. Parties are ongoing from the early hours of the morning till the next.

However, Mykonos has so much more to offer its visitors; unri- valled beauty and architecture, colour, simplicity bridged with luxury – the beauty of contrast being its main characteristic.

Mykonos was once considered to be the island of paupers, in his- tory, it was only mentioned as the stepping stone to Holy Delos. Being mainly rocky and sterile, it could not feed its people until the island was totally transformed into the ‘Star of Tourism’. It is the island where you will meet international celebrated stars, designers and other VIPs mingle with the anonymous in its state of the art clubs and restaurants. Then again, you will see the Mykoniate of the olden times on his donkey, living and moving at his own traditionally slow pace. The island of contrasts and beauty – the island of parties and relaxation – this is Mykonos!

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Away from the used impression for Mykonos, we are trying to offer to our clients a different way to experience the real life of the island, giving them the ability to sense the traditions, but also the primitive way of the domestic life. If you will visit our web site, www.mykonianspiti.com, you will remark that we can offer a variety of programs, such as:

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- Private Boat Rentals

- "Walking Tour at Mykonos Town"

- "Ancient Delos Tour"

- Traditional Lunch or dinner at

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- Armenistis Light House visit

- Grand Tour of Mykonos

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- Ancient Delos & South Beaches Cruise

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- Classic and Authentic Day Tour

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For more info you can visit our web site, where you will find description of all our programs, what is included and what is not included in the package price. Our Classical Tours are op- erating all year round and have guaranteed departures.

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Our skillful team of dedicated, multilingual employees is committed to making your client's stay in Greece enjoyable and their traveling easier along with providing them all up to date information for each destination leaving them to relax and savor their holidays.

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We have dedicated event management staff for planning and implementing innovative and personalized incentive packages, conference and meeting venues and theme and team-building events. With a team of dedicated professionals, the leisure and ticketing department is well equipped to address all possible travel needs of leisure travelers and family vacationers.

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Luxury Sailing Vacations in Greece and its is- lands have been on the increase for decades now. In fact it is seen as a somewhat exclusive and glamorous area. It is said that sailing in Greece and its islands is one of a kind!

The diversity in scenery, culture and overall sailing experience makes it one of the most desirable regions in the world. A luxury sailing vacation in to the Greek is- lands offers stunning natural beauty, cultural heritage, sophistication and glamor. The Greek islands can be divided into five ma-

jor areas when it comes to sailing and cruising vacations, namely the Cyclades, the Dodec- anese, the Ionian, the Saronic and the Spo- rades Islands, all of which are easily accessed so your sailing vacation can start immediately. Furthermore, the islands are close by, making it ideal for those that wish to enjoy sailing but at the same time explore different places and enjoy the night life most of these islands have to offer. All five areas are blessed with beau- tiful beaches, hidden coves, stunning harbors and yacht marinas. A brief description of what one can expect from these five areas follows:

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Cyclades Islands Yacht Charter :

The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea is comprised of some of the most beautiful islands in the world! Gorgeous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and barren landscapes with isolated chapels, turn a trip to the Cyclades into a life- time experience. The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle (the name in English means: “circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos. According to Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs, turned them into islands. Millions of Greek and foreign visitors visit the Cyclades every year to enjoy the dazzling light and the crystal clear blue waters, in their quest of a paradise on earth.

Dodecanese Islands Yacht Charter:

The Dodecanese Islands in south-eastern Aegean is the sunniest corner in Greece. Twelve large islands and numerous smaller ones with crystal clear wa- ters, sandy or pebbly beaches, important archaeological finds, imposing Byzan- tine and medieval monuments and unique traditional settlements are waiting to be discovered.

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If you are desperately seeking to discover lesser-known, unspoiled des- tinations visit Leros or Pserimos. But there is always Rhodes and Kos, larger and more cosmopolitan islands awaiting to offer you lasting, and treasured memories. a two week sailing itinerary is recommended for this area.

Ionian Islands Yacht Charter:

The Ionian Islands refer to the chain of Greek Islands stretching along the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. The islands are well known for their beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, architecture, charm- ing villages and stunning scenic countryside which is verdant and flour- ishing with greenery and nature. Each Ionian island has a distinct character. The islands are also known by their Italian names. These islands are known to be covered with green unlike the Cyclades, which is due to rareness of rain. Historically, these islands had a common fate, especially the three major islands of Corfu, Cefalonia and Zante.

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Saronic Islands Yacht Charter:

Aegina, Agkistri, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Salamina and the peninsula of Methana form the island complex of the Argosaronic Gulf in southern Greece. Scattered over the Argosaronic Gulf and steeped in ancient mythology, these islands are small havens close to Athens. Daily ferry connection from the port of Piraeus makes them a lovely, easily accessible all-year- round destination for the Athenians. Visitors here will enjoy natural beauty, historical treasures, unique architecture, and glamorous, yet a romantic atmosphere.

Sporades Islands Yacht Charter:

The Northern Sporades is made up of 24 islands, only four of which are inhabited; Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos, and Skyros. The Sporades are fertile and heavily wooded, with pine-forested moun- tains sloping down to some of the best beaches in the Aegean, and the local architecture is more characteristic of Northern Greece, with less whitewashing and more stone roofs. Skiathos is the best known and eas- iest to get to; it is thus the most crowded, with throngs of visitors arriving all summer. Skopelos, while just as attractive, is less touristy outside of July and August, while Alonnisos is much quieter.

Cruises

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Popular for romantics and history lovers alike, a Greek cruise will get you up close and personal with the ancient world. Ports on the main- land include Athens, Greece’s capital, as well as Gythion and Katako- lon, the gateway to Olympia. Each Greek Isle has its own feel. Look for nightlife in Mykonos and sunsets in Santorini; many cruises stay late to take advantage. You won’t find a better beach spot than Corfu, and Old Town in Rhodes is a shoppers dream. Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Lines When sailing the Eastern Mediterranean, cruisers are spoiled for choice. Big ships tend to visit big ports -- the “greatest hits” of the Eastern Mediterranean destinations, such as Venice, Athens and Is- tanbul. Almost all major lines offer such sailings, including Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Disney. For a more European feel, consider cruising the region with a company based on the continent. Costa and MSC Cruises, both headquartered in Italy, offer shorter and often cheaper itineraries (as well as great pasta). British lines P&O, Thomson and Cunard have numerous sailings, while the German line Hapag-Lloyd provides the ultimate in luxury.

Based in Athens, Celestyal Cruises offers both short and long cruises around the Med and Variety has yacht-style sailings to small Greek islands that aren’t served by larger ships. Luxury vessels also ply this region of the Med, including Regent Sev- en Seas, Azamara, Crystal, Silversea, Oceania and Seabourn. Often, these voyages not only visit smaller ports like Hvar, Split, Mykonos, Santorini and Cyprus, but they’re longer in duration, also traveling to the Western Mediterranean.

Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Tips Read up. With so many old civilizations in one region, it’s easy to get disoriented. A little bit of advance reading, be it fiction or nonfiction, could go a long way in terms of preparation. Drink up. The sun can be brutal in the Med during the heat of sum- mer. Make sure you bring plenty of bottled water, and hydrate fre- quently. Lace up. The terrain at ancient sites can be dusty and uneven. You’ll want shoes with some traction; it’s not the place for flimsy footwear.

Welcome to Geros tou Moria Tavern at Acropolis, Plaka ! The traditional tavern "Geros Tou

Welcome to Geros tou Moria Tavern at Acropolis, Plaka !

The traditional tavern "Geros Tou Moria" is located under the Acropolis in the beautiful Plaka, one of the most picturesque places of Athens.

You will enjoy traditional Greek cuisine, fresh fish, delicious snacks as well as the best and most tasteful wines.

All these compose an immaculate menu that you will be able to relish outstaring the breathtaking scenery that uotspreads all around, listening to Greek live music.

that uotspreads all around, listening to Greek live music. Address: Mnisikleous 27 - Plaka - Post

Address: Mnisikleous 27 - Plaka - Post Code: 10672 Tel: +30 210 3221753, Fax: +30 210 322 3861, Email: gerostourmoriarestaurant@gmail.com

Come in and feel the warmth of Plaka! We are open everyday for your convenience,
Come in and feel the warmth of Plaka! We are open everyday for your convenience,
Come in and feel the warmth of Plaka! We are open everyday for your convenience,
Come in and feel the warmth of Plaka! We are open everyday for your convenience,

Come in and feel the warmth of Plaka!

We are open everyday for your convenience, contact us by phone or email. We promise you our best service at all times.

www.gerostoumoria-restaurant.com

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Cuisine mediterranean c u i s i n e Greece Greek “ cuisine – The Mediterranean

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The Mediterranean Diet is globally accepted and considered to be of the best. Based on all food groups and in the right quantities, it guarantees longevity and good health. Cereals, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, dairy products and top of the food pyramid in significantly smaller portions are sugars and fats. The Greek cuisine is based on that nutritional pyramid and that is what makes it stand out, not only for its unique recipes but also the fact that it is a healthy diet, nourishing the organism with all that it needs to be healthy. In Greece, one will find an abundance of fruit, olives, vegetables, legumes, beans, fish and many other basics used in the Greek cuisine. Each place has its own traditional delicacy; olive oil from Kalamata, honey from Crete, mastic from Chios, pies from Ikaria – made from the wild greens that are hand-picked from the mountains and fields, papalina from Lesvos – raw fresh- ly-caught sardines “cooked” in salt which make an excellent accompaniment to ouzo, another exclusively Greek drink which aromatizes the mouth and sends your senses off to delirious levels. Feta cheese made from both goats’ and cows’ milk is an unbeatable source of calcium. Tomato croquettes from Serifos and

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Greek products are exported all over the world “ The list goes on and on.
Greek products are exported all over the world “ The list goes on and on.
Greek products are exported all over the world “ The list goes on and on.

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The list goes on and on. What one has to do when visiting a particular area in Greece is to ask what they specialize in and enjoy it. At the mention of “mousaka”, one im- mediately thinks of Greece, however, this is but one of the many delicious dishes one can enjoy at any one of the many traditional restaurants and tav- ernas which pride themselves in their cuisine and service. Throughout the years, it was inevitable for Greece to be influenced by its many occupants one might think. There has surely been some influence or anoth- er in Greek cookery, but one is not to think that the Greek cuisine has not

itself travelled and influenced other countries who have not failed to rec- ognize its significance and uniqueness. Greek products are exported all over the world and have become staples in the diet of people globally. Greek yo- ghurt being one of these – even consid- ered to be on the list of “super foods” – it is known for its smooth texture and thickness, unlike the runny yoghurt found in other countries. Whether the secret is in the milk it is used to be made or in the method of making it, is of no consequence – the fact remains that Greeks know their food and have taught many nations the importance of good nutrition and a balanced diet.

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mediterranean cuisine

Wonderful tastes On your trip around the Aegean Sea, one is bound to become overwhelmed by fascinating aromas. This is an area of numerous gastronomic explorations: scrumptious white or tomato sauces, tenderly prepared pulses, domestic vegetables, bread as well as rusks with a robust taste provided by the local wheat and barley varieties in addition to the flavorful fresh goat cheese compose a delicious cuisine.

Magnificent Sea and Sun The Aegean is blessed with sun, wind and sea lending its local produce with splendid fragrances, offering appetizing meals which go back to ancient times. The islands’ microclimate assists the land produce aromatic herbs, spices, olive and citrus groves as well as local products, which oftentimes are globally unique; oregano, thyme, bay leaves, lemons and olive oil promise to please your taste buds.

Fresh fish and seafood appetisers

Fish may be prepared in a variety of ways provided that one uses

and imagination is what Greeks possess. Small or

medium sized fish are thoroughly salted, floured and fried in siz- zling olive oil producing some delicious crispy treats also served and preserved in a sourish marinade-sauce called ‘savoro’. In many islands this dressing is made with olive oil, quality vinegar and rosemary or oregano. Especially on Tinos Island they add

imagination

or oregano. Especially on Tinos Island they add imagination petimezi (grape must molasses) giving the dressing

petimezi (grape must molasses) giving the dressing a one-of-a- kind flavor. Various other treats to crave are red mullets in a crust of barley rusks on Mytilini; oven-baked fish with sesame paste on Rhodes; capers and chub mackerel, onions and grouper stew, pi- carel omelettes and pancakes on Santorini and Syros; silverside pie on Kimolos; stuffed squid, cuttlefish with fennel and olives and a lot more. Other little exclusive meze (meaning appetisers) to go along with your tsipouro or ouzo drinks are dry salt sardines off Mytilini, sun dried chub mackerel grilled over live coals known as ‘gouna’ (meaning fur) from Paros, salad with herring roe from Syros and marinated anchovies.

Fine Meats The semi-wild goats (called fouriarika on Crete Island) are the in- disputable kings of the Aegean Islands; they are fed off the scant flora and drink brackish water from springs found near the sea. Goat meat in the area is accompanied by wild greens or season- al vegetables, such as lettuce, artichokes, zucchini, fresh broad beans and eggplants in addition to the most commonly home- grown vegetables or pulses -chickpeas being a definite favorite. The meat is prepared in tomato or egg and lemon sauces. Try mastelo (oven-baked goat with herbs and wine), kapama from Rhodes Island (goat meat stuffed with rice), vizanti from Karpa- thos (stove baked goat meat) and pilafi from Kassos. Several savoury mezedes which go excellent with Greek strong

red wine are syglino (smoked pork bits in lard), apaki (lean fillet or steak), kavourmas
red wine are syglino (smoked pork bits in lard), apaki (lean fillet or steak), kavourmas

red wine are syglino (smoked pork bits in lard), apaki (lean fillet or steak), kavourmas (fried pork bits preserved in fat) and all sort of aromatized pork sausages.

Greens and Aromatic Plants The Aegean landscape with its seemingly infertile hills, volcanic soil, dry olive groves and rocky coasts conceals lots of surprises. Boiled greens picked from the mountains, sprinkled with olive oil and lemon alonged with grilled meat and fish. A significant- ly huge amount of aromatic plants and herbs such as oregano, thyme and marjoram transform marinades and lemon-flavoured stews. An unique group of wild plants which grow by the sea- shore are caper and kritamos (samphire), that make some out- standing meze (appetisers) to accompany the traditional spirit, tsipouro.

Pulses One can easily find black eyed beans, chickpeas, green peas, lupin and lathyra (grass peas) on many of the Aegean Islands. Chick- peas are Sifnos Island’s top flavour, as they are sealed in a ceram- ics casserole and gradually cooked for several hours (typically all night long), in a traditional outdoor oven together with sliced onions, bay leaves or oregano and lots of olive oil. Santorini’s fava is a distinguished pulse (endangered with ex- tinction), which is served with diced onions, oregano, capers and extra virgin olive oil. Fava and chickpeas are also served as cro- quettes flavoured with onions, spearmint, parsley and flour.

Savoury Cheeses The Aegean Islands are well-known for their scrumptious goat cheese. On Sifnos and Folegandros Islands try manoura cheese, which ripened in wine sediment. Kalathaki (meaning little bas- ket) is a white goat cheese from Limnos Island which takes its shape by the weaved wicker basket in which it matures. On Kos Island make a point in enjoying krasotyri, a ridged, log-like form wine-cheese. Various other wine-cheeses can easily also be found on Nisyros as well as Leros Islands. Sitaka is Kasos’ Island vel- vety cheese produced using goat or sheep’s milk; it is somewhat salted and baked in low temperatures in a traditional oven. Si- taka is frequently served along with delicious local pasta and caramelized onions. San Mihalis cheese on Syros Island; chloro from Santorini, consumed fresh or even aged over pasta. Finally the popular Cretan graviera cheeses are simply a few of Aegean’s cheese tradition!

Tselementes The name Tselementes has been synonymous with Greek food. In 1910 Nicholas Tselementes a well-known chef from the island of Sifnos wrote the first Greek Cookbook which became every housewife’s cooking bible for over sixty years. The book sold over 100,000 copies in 10 editions by the time Tselementes died in 1958. Through his classic books he taught generations of Greek cooks the finer points not only of traditional Greek cooking but also combinations of Greek and Western European cooking. This is the most recent publication of his original cooking encyclope- dia.

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Vineyards in Greece

Explore vineyards in Greece

Vineyards in Greece Explore vineyards in Greece Greece 56 a country full of invaluable treasures

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Greek wines are

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among the best in the world with varieties differing significantly depending on the area where the grapes are grown. Moreover, wine is among the primary elements in the Greek diet; it is con- sidered to be more than an accompaniment to a meal – it is a mild sedative and as many doctors will readily confirm, a glass of wine a day extends life and improves our overall health. The country’s geography is so varied, thus making the varieties of grapes so unique, contributing to the exceptional flavor and aroma of one of the world’s most renowned wines. It has become a serious competitor to the wines of countries which were once considered to hold the prize for the best quality and varieties. Throughout the country, Greek vineyards have developed and have massively improved not only their quality but also the method of wine production since the younger generation have taken over from their parents and have considerably altered the whole process of production. Modern equipment and new meth- ods have been applied, increasing production and improving the quality of not only the grapes but of the actual wine-making pro- cess itself. Starting from September, the month when grapes are harvested, otherwise called the “Trygos” period, the “rush” of producing one of the world’s best wines begins.

Wines renowned for their exceptional flavor and aroma

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The countless wineries, which are won- derful establishments, visited by many

a tourist who come to Greece to experi- ence some of its treasures – its winer-

ies on their list – open their doors and

receive its guests treating them to an amazing wine-tasting experience. The actual production of wine is closely related and dependent on the seasons, climate and area where the grapes are

grown and subsequently the quality and

acidity of the actual soil in which the vines are planted. Above all though, is perhaps the attentiveness and the know- how of the wine producers themselves.

A visit through the grape vines –

what is called the “Wine Roads” is an amazing and unforgettable experi- ence. Tasting the product as you walk through, comparing the different vari- eties has become one of the trends in modern tourism. After this wonderful wine-tasting experience, one cannot ignore the many local restaurants and tavernas which offer traditional and local delicacies that bring out the full

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flavor of this “nectar” – this gift offered to the wine-lover – the one who dared take the Wine Road in order to indulge in this never to be forgotten experience. Some of the best wineries can be found in the Peloponnese – the varieties such as Agiorgitico, Moschofilero and Rodi- tis are among the most popular pro- duced in this area in Southern Greece. Attica is also home to a great many wineries. Visit Megara, Spata, Paiania, Koropi, Oinoi and the list goes on – vineyards stretching over 116,000 acres can be spotted as you fly over the area, before you touch down at Eleftherios

Venizelos International Airport. Take a trip up north and to the west and combine a visit to archaeological sites, ancient monasteries where the monks themselves produce a most ex- cellent variety of wine and are ready to treat their visitors to it. Do not forget to buy a bottle or two to take home with you to enjoy with friends at home. The beautiful islands of Samos and San- torini also have a lot to do with the fame of Greek wines, placing them on the list of the world’s most exclusive qualities and bearing award-winning labels which are inevitably open invitations to wine connoisseurs around the globe.

qualities and bearing award-winning labels which are inevitably open invitations to wine connoisseurs around the globe.
qualities and bearing award-winning labels which are inevitably open invitations to wine connoisseurs around the globe.
qualities and bearing award-winning labels which are inevitably open invitations to wine connoisseurs around the globe.

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Vineyards in Greece
Tinos Aqua Palazzo AEGEAN LUXURY WITH MEDITERRANEAN STYLE
Tinos Aqua Palazzo
AEGEAN LUXURY WITH MEDITERRANEAN STYLE
Tinos Aqua Palazzo AEGEAN LUXURY WITH MEDITERRANEAN STYLE The Tinos Aqua Palazzo complex with its Cycladic
Tinos Aqua Palazzo AEGEAN LUXURY WITH MEDITERRANEAN STYLE The Tinos Aqua Palazzo complex with its Cycladic
Tinos Aqua Palazzo AEGEAN LUXURY WITH MEDITERRANEAN STYLE The Tinos Aqua Palazzo complex with its Cycladic
Tinos Aqua Palazzo AEGEAN LUXURY WITH MEDITERRANEAN STYLE The Tinos Aqua Palazzo complex with its Cycladic

The Tinos Aqua Palazzo complex with its Cycladic style and simple traditional architecture has an old world elegance that highlights the cosmopoli- tan style of the isle of Tinos. Spaces seamlessly combine a color palette of Cycladic colors with fully furnished rooms that instantly provide a feeling of warm hospitality with a unique modern elegance. The characteristic facilities offered are designed to meet every need for our guests in order to provide an unsurpassable experience and a high level of comfort. At Tinos Aqua Palazzo, the needs of our guests come first and we are not happy until our guests are, that is why our highly passionate staff is quick to take care of request with a smile. Take advantage of the culinary feast that is also waiting for you at our restaurant, with our chef’s creativity and fresh ingredients you will take part in a culinary adventure with the flavors and scents that will have you craving more. Join us at Tinos Aqua Palazzo on the isle of Tinos, where our Cycladic charm awaits your thirst for adventure and relaxation, let us help you create the most memorable stay in the Mediterranean ever!

create the most memorable stay in the Mediterranean ever! Riga Fereou & Louka Douka, Tinos Town,

Riga Fereou & Louka Douka, Tinos Town, 84200, Greece tel.: +30 22830 24763 www.tinosaquapalazzo.com info@tinosaquapalazzo.com

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In this section we will present to you a se- lection of the finest travel and tourism pro- fessionals with whom you can contact and begin investigating the possibility of coop- eration.

First on the list are the hotels, which range from city hotels to resorts, of all categories, all over Greece.

Next are the people who will make sure your clients get what you promised them and have a wonderful time in a country full of possibilities, namely travel agents and tour operators.

To get your clients up and around Greece, local car rentals and motor coach compa- nies are featured along with other travel and tourism service companies.

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MAIN LOCATIONS IN GREECE Reservations Center Tel (0030) 210 6264444, 80111100100 ALEXANDROUPOLIS Airport Tel.
MAIN LOCATIONS IN GREECE
Reservations Center Tel (0030) 210 6264444, 80111100100
ALEXANDROUPOLIS Airport
Tel. 25510/45.408
KEFALONIA Airport
Tel. 26710/42.142
155, Dimokratias Ave.
Tel. 25510/82.014
Lassi
Tel. 26710/24.438
ATHENS
Tel. 22420/51.400
Athens International Airport El. Venizelos
12, Syngrou Avenue
132, Syngrou Avenue
71, Vass. Sofias Avenue, opposite Hilton
Kifissia, 33, Viltanioti Street
Kifissia, 286, Kifissias Avenue
Peania, 2nd Km Paenias-Markopoulou
Vouliagmenis & Meg. Alexandrou (Argyroupolis)
Agia Paraskevi, 414, Messogion Av.
Piraeus 67, Akti Miaouli & Ag. Nikolaou St.
Tel. 210/3534.900
Tel. 210/9220.102-3-4
Tel. 210/9240201
Tel. 210/7247071
Tel. 210/8003.900
Tel. 210/8010.416
Tel. 210/6646.021-2-3-4
Tel. 210/9982941 - 2 - 3
Tel. 210/6512423
Tel. 210/4526.600
KOS Airport
46, Vas. Georgiou B Ave.
Tel. 22420/28.002
LARISSA
53 Iroon Politechniou Street
Tel. 2410/670.200/1/2
LESVOS Airport
3 Eftalioti Str.
Tel. 22510/61.589
Tel. 22510/37.355
MYCONOS Airport
Tel. 22890/27.511
Omvrodektis
Tel. 22890/27.346-7-8
NAXOS
Chora Naxou
Tel. 22850/26.600
PAROS
Parikia
Tel. 22840/28.113-4
CHIOS
PATRAS
25
Neorion
Tel. 22710/26.115
40, Aktis Dymaion Ave.,
Airport
Tel. 22710/28.445
Araxos Airport
Tel. 2610/220.990
Tel. 2610 220.990
CORFU
PREVEZA Aktion Airport
Tel. 26820 25.215
Airport
Main Office, Corfu Town,
Ethnikis Lefkimis street,
Acharavi
Tel. 26610/33.547
Tel. 26610/38.388
RHODES Airport
12th km, Rhodes-Kameirou Av.
Lotharikia, Lardou
Tel. 22410/82.902
Tel. 22410/98.200-1-2-3
Tel. 22440/48.430
Tel. 26630/63.864
CRETE
SAMOS Airport
Vathi, 17, Sofouli Street
Tel. 22730/62.406
Tel. 22730/24.771
Heraklion Airport
Tel. 2810/330.452
Industrial Area
Tel. 2810/382.230
SANTORINI Airport
Tel. 22860/33.670
Chania Airport
Tel. 28210/63.385
Fira Town, 25, Martiou
Tel. 22860/25.220
78
Karamanli Av., - Down Town
Tel. 28210/40.366
SKIATHOS
Rethymnon 46 El. Venizelou St.-Down Town
Agios Nikolaos
15, Akti I. Koundourou Str. - Down Town
Chersonissos
25, Dimokratias street, - Down Town
Tel. 28310/26.286
Airport
Tel. 24270/22.230
THASSOS Limenas
Tel. 25930/23.717
Tel. 28410/28.311
THESSALONIKI Airport
Tel. 2310/473.952
Tel. 28970/22.009
130, Georgikis Scholis
4, Salaminos Street
Tel. 2310/476.270
Tel. 2310/528.525
IOANNINA Airport
Tel. 26510/27.400
HALKIDIKI
KALAMATA Airport
Tel. 27210/69.547
Sani Marina Hotel
Tel. 23740/31.313
13 Lykourgou & Idras street,
Tel. 27210/63.498
VOLOS
Pylos Costa Navarino Hotel - Resort
Tel. 27230/91.150
Pyrassou Agora Limenos Volou
Anchialos A/P (Volos)
Tel. 24210/22.544
KARPATHOS Matheou str.,
Tel. 22450/29.051
Tel. 24280/79.949
KAVALA Airport
32, Eryth. Stavrou St., Down Town
Tel. 25910/53.320
ZAKYNTHOS Airport
Tel. 26950/24.287
Tel. 2510/838.310
38, Lomvardou Street
Tel. 26950/45.706
Autohellas S.A. Hertz Licensee
TH. VASSILAKIS GROUP OF COMPANIES
31, Viltanioti Street - 145 64 Kato Kifissia - Athens - Greece, Tel 210/6264.000, Fax 210/6264.449
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Grande Bretagne*****

On famous Constitution (Syntagma) sq., 105 63 Athens Tel: 2103330000, Central Fax:

2103228034, Sales Fax: 2103330200 E-mail: info.gb@starwoodhotels.com Web site: www.grandebretagne.gr RegCo by Hellenic Hotels Lampsa S.A. VAT 094008519 (FAEE Athens) Managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Managing Director & General Manager: Tim Ananiadis Director of Sales & Marketing:

Anneta Svoronou Director of Sales: Aris Lefas E-mail: aris.lefas@starwoodhotels.com Members of: HATTA, IAPCO, SETE, Rooms: 321 Built: 1842 Operated as hotel since 1872

Hotel Grande Bretagne is centrally lo- cated and is the finest deluxe hotel in Athens, meeting the highest standards and expectations of the most discerning traveler. Upon its opening in 1872, the hotel Grande Bretagne offered guests the comfort and luxury one expected to find exclusively in the most elegant estates and palaces of the era. Following a painstaking restoration, the hotel Grande Bretagne once again provides the atmosphere and attentive service found only in the most gracious residences. Distinotive and graceful refinement is reflected in each of the 321 rooms and suites of the hotel, including one Presidential and one Royal Suite, which meet the most uncompro- mising standards combined with all the modern facilities demanded by today’s international travelers.

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10, Alexandras Ave., 106 82 Athens, Pedion Areos Tel: 2108894500, 2108832711-9, Fax: 2108238420 Open all year, Rooms: 150 E-mails: info.athens@radissonblu.com, radissonblu.com/hotel-athens Web site: www.athensparkhotel.gr Owner: Xente S.A. | VAT Reg: 094039270 (FAEE ATHINON) General Manager: Christos Dimas | Director of Sales & Marketing: Ms Katerina Giannioudi Sales Director: Nikos Baroutis | Sales Officer: Ms Margarita Kanellidou | Reservations Officer: Ms Anna Agrafa | Banquet Manager: Ms Valia Bourbi

Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens*****

Meeting rooms, fitness center, business center, 2 lobby

level all day restaurant/bar, roof top restaurant/bar, roof top swimming pool, parking, outside catering ser- vices.

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Hotels in Greece 3 3. Airotel Alexandros **** Member of Airotel Group 8, Timoleontos Vassou Street,

3. Airotel Alexandros ****

Member of Airotel Group

8, Timoleontos Vassou Street, 115 21 Athens, by the Concert Hall Tel: 2106430464, Fax: 2106441084, E-mail: alexandros@airotel.gr, Web site: www.airotel.gr Reservations & Sales Dpts Tel: 2106400720, Fax: 2106400750 Reservations E-mail: reservations@airotel.gr Sales E-mail: sales@airotel.gr Open all year, Built: 1973, Renovated: 2001, Rooms: 93 Owner: Airotel Alexandros S.A., VAT 094035024 (FAEE Athens), Mgr: Stathis Tsampazis Fr.Off.Mgr: Theodoros Evagelopoulos Executive Rooms: 74, Junior Suites: 16, Senior Suites: 3 Official member of the Hospitality Network for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Airconditioned throughout, Central heating, Restaurant, Bar, Room service, Buffet, Break- fast, 3 Conference Rooms (equipped) up to 100 persons, Laundry service, Garage. All exec- utive rooms with direct dial phone, satellite TV, data line for PC & Fax, music, marble bath, hair-dryer, magnifying mirror, mini bar, tea-coffee facilities, safe box.

4. Titania****

mini bar, tea-coffee facilities, safe box. 4. Titania**** bar, private safety boxes, satellite TV, in-house movies,

bar, private safety boxes, satellite TV, in-house movies, 24-hour Room Service, “The Olive Garden” roof garden Restaurant-Bar with view of Acropolis, “Vergina” Restaurant, “La Brasserie”, “EUROPE” Conference & Banquet Halls for up to 700 persons, Business Center, 24-hour Garage for up to 200 cars.

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52, Panepistimiou Street, 106 78 Athens Tel: 2103326200, Fax: 2103300700,

2103830497

E-mail: titania@titania.gr, Web site: www.titania.gr Built 1976, Open all year, Rooms: Singles 42, Twin 239, Non smoking 30, For special needs persons 20, Double 35, Super 40, Triple 16 Deluxe suites 2, Executive 10, Family 6, Junior 6 Owner: Titania S.A. (VAT 094032568, FAEE Athens), General Manager: Vassilios Bougoulias

398 Completely: Renovated rooms, Execu- tive rooms, individual climate control, fire detection & safety system, soundproof dou- ble glazing windows, dual-ISDN-line phones, mutilingual voice-mail, fax-modems, mini

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Zafolia ****

87-89, Alexandras Avenue, 114 74 Athens, Tel: 2106449002, Fax: 2106442042

E-mail: info@zafoliahotel.gr, Web site: www.zafoliahotel.gr Open all year, Singles 32, Doubles 151, Suites: 8 Owner: Attikos Ouranos S.A., VAT 094035386 (FAEE Athens) Manager: Zisis Paparizos Hotel Assist. Manager: A. Levis Sales/Reserv. Manager: Ms Efi Zafolia Members of: EXA, SETE

Airconditioned throughout, Central heating, Bar, Restaurant, Roof garden, Swimming pool, Room ser- vice, Direct-dial phone, Convention facilities, Private 2 level garage in the basement, fitness center, sauna. All rooms with satellite colour TV, mini bar, safety boxes.

21, Apollonos Street, 105 57 Athens Plaka area near Syntagma Square Tel: 2103234357-9 Fax: 2103225244 E-mail: info@centralhotel.gr, Web site: www.centralhotel.gr Open all year Rooms: 84 Owner: Dimitriou Bros S.A.

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Herodion****

4, Rovertou Galli str. Acropolis,

117 42 Athens, Greece Tel: +30 210 923 6832, Fax: +30 210 921 1650 Email: herodion@herodion.gr Web site: www.herodion.gr

7. Central

Hotel***

This hotel has 90 rooms Free WiFi in public areas, Free WiFi in rooms, Free buffet breakfast and WiFi, 2 restaurants, Rooftop terrace, Spa tub, 24-hour business center, Childcare, 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning, Daily house- keeping, Car rentals on site, Lobby fireplace, Snack bar/deli, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Rolla- way/extra beds (surcharge), Private bathroom, Free toiletries, Daily housekeeping, Laundry facilities. What’s around Anafiotika, Acropolis Museum (3-minute walk), Acropolis (3-minute walk), Parthenon (5-minute walk), Filopappos Hill (5-minute walk),Odeon of Herodes Atticus (5-minute walk).

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8. Electra Palace *****

9, Aristotelous Square, 546 24 Thessaloniki Tel 2310-294000, Fax 2310-294001, Athens office Tel 210 3378000, 3372000, Fax 210 3220310 E-mail: epconcierge@electrahotels.gr Web site: www.electrahotels.gr Open all year, Rooms: 138 Owner: Electra S.A., General Manager: John Anthoulides E-mail: y.anthoulidis@electrahotels.gr

John Anthoulides E-mail: y.anthoulidis@electrahotels.gr 8 The hotel is of Byzantine architecture, at the historical

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The hotel is of Byzantine architecture, at the historical square of Ar- istotelous, the center of Thessaloniki. The privileged position give it direct access to the shopping center of the city, while at a walking distance of 10 min are the conference centers of the International Exhibition of the city, the White Tower, the Byzantine Museum and the Archeological museum with the Vergina find. It is 15 Km from the airport “Macedonia” and 1.5 Km from the train station. All rooms have just been completely renovated with central airconditioning, sound proof windows, direct dial phone, mini bar, colour TV, pay movie system radio, hair dryer.The hotel has a veranda restaurant plus 4 multifunction areas, ranging from 220 sq.m. to 23 sq.m.

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4 multifunction areas, ranging from 220 sq.m. to 23 sq.m. 9 9. Queen Olga*** 44, Vas.

9. Queen Olga***

44, Vas. Olgas Street, 546 41, Thessaloniki Tel 2310-824621, Fax 2310-868581 E-mail: info@queenolga.gr Web site: www.queenolga.gr Open all year, Rooms: 148, Built 1969, Renovated 2008, Owner: Queen Olga S.A., Manager:

Ms Ioanna Logdanidou GNTO’s Authorized No 0933

Κ013Α0669500

148 renovated (2009) rooms with private bathroom, direct phone with voice mail, LCD TV 21’’ with satellite channels, Mini Bar, Free ADSL / wireless internet, hairdryer and toilet amenities in bathrooms, laundry / dry cleaning service, air-conditioning throughout. Also the hotel offers room service, private indoor / outdoor parking (with extra charge), 3 conference rooms (10 - 200 people), breakfast hall with Thermaikos View, bar, Lounge, Room Service, internet corner for FREE guest use.

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10.

Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort*****

Greece 10. Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort***** 10 On the beach, 25 km west

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On the beach, 25 km west from Heraklion airport P.O. Box 1354, 715 00 Heraklio, Tel 2810 521251-5, 521351-5, Fax 2810-521249, Open April-October, Built 1990, Ren 2000, Rooms 405, Suites 7 Owner: S. Giannikakis S.A. Tourist & Hotel Ent. E-mail: fodele@fodelebeach.gr, Web site: www.fodelebeach.gr

All rooms are equipped with individual A/C units, 2 a la carte Restaurants, Self service restaurant, Snack Bar, Disco, Wi Fi, Water Park with 7 slides - 6 pools, 2 Outdoor swimming pools, 1 outdoor heated swimming pool (April and October), Water sports, 2 Tennis courts, Basketball court, Mini golf, Beach volley, Fitness room, Scuba diving, Archery, Animation team, Laundry service, Mini market, Jewellery shop, Car rental, Exchange bureau, Medical care Baby-sitting on request, Hair dressing salon, Conference facilities up to 400 persons, Secretarial support on request, Translation system & audiovisual, Car parking.

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11. Atlantis****

Fira, Tel 22860-22232, 22860-22111, 22860-24937, Fax 22860-22821 Open April-October, Rooms: 27, Owner: Nomikion Touristic Hotel S.A. Manager: Mrs Antonia Gyzi E-mail: atlantis@atlantishotel.gr Web site: www.atlantis.hotel.gr

Living room, Bar, T.V. room,breakfast room, reception, swimming pool, spa. All rooms with air-condition, central heating, private bath- room, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, 3-channel music, hairdryer, most of them with balcony and breathtaking view to the caldera. Twice daily maid service. Breakfast is served 24 hours.

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to the caldera. Twice daily maid service. Breakfast is served 24 hours. 11 70 a country

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Hotels in Greece 12 12. Best Western Zante Park**** Laganas – Zakynthos GR-29100, Only 300m from

12. Best Western Zante Park****

Laganas – Zakynthos GR-29100, Only 300m from the beach, 800m from Laganas centre (restau-rants, bars, bus station), 5km from airport, 7km from town and port Tel.: : +30 26950 52310–4, Fax: +30 26950 51949 Owner: Tetras S.A., VAT 094234732, Zakynthos Managing Director: Ms Christina Tetradis E-mail: zantepark@zanteparkhotels.gr Web site: www.zanteparkhotels.travel Athens office: XT Travel Services, 1, Omirou St., 171 21 N. Smyrni Tel.: 2109343468, Fax: 2109356512 E-mail: xttravel@xttravelservices.gr 2008 Fully renovated

135 Spacious, elegant rooms with balcony, remote controlled air-conditioning, direct dial phones, satellite plasma T.V, Mini-Bar (payable), Safe deposit boxes, Hair dry- er, Wireless Internet Connection in all rooms and public areas (payable), Reception 24hours with Exchange & Secretarial Services, Buffet Breakfast with wide variety of choice, Restaurant Buffet style, Lounge Area with Snooker Table, Pool-Bar/ Snack- Bar/Restaurant, Outdoor, Semi-Olympic size Swimming-Pool with sun beds and parasols, Table Tennis (payable), Fitness Room – Sauna – Jacuzzi (payable), Reflex- ology, Massage, Hairdresser by appointment (payable), Water Sports & Horseback Ridding nearby, Occasionally night entertainment (English speaking), Baby-Sitting on request (payable), Laundry /Valet Service (payable), For Honeymooners Sparkline Wine and delicacies on arrival, Conference & Banqueting Facilities with Audio-Visual Equipment.Suitable for the less mobile (easy wheel chair access).

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Galaxy Hotel ***

291 00 Laganas, On the beach, 500m from Laganas centre (restaurants-bars, bus station), 5km from the airport &8km from the center of town & the port Tel.: 26950-51171-3, Fax: 26950-51177 Athens office: 1, Omirou Street, 171 21 Nea Smyrni Tel.: 2109343468, Fax: 2109356512 Owner: Ergotem S.A., VAT 094050875, Zakynthos Managing Director: Ms Christina Tetradis. E-mail: zantepark@zanteparkhotels.gr Web site: www.zanteparkhotels.travel Open April-October, Rooms & DeLuxe Family Suites: 120, Fully renovated 2009

All rooms and Suites with balcony, remote controlled aircondition- ing, direct dial phones, satellite T.V., fridge, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer, Wireless Internet Connection, Reception 24hours with Ex- change & Secretarial Services, Buffet Breakfast with wide variety of choice, Pool-Bar/Snack-Bar/Room Service, Restaurant Buffet style serving Greek & Int’l cuisine, Indoor Cocktail Bar, Roof Garden Bar, panoramic view of Laganas Bay, Lounge Area with Snooker Table & satellite TV, Outdoor, Semi-Olympic size Swimming-Pool with sun beds & parasols, Children’s Pool with water slides, Children playground, Reflexology, Massage, Hairdresser, Volley Ball & Table Tennis, Horseback riding nearby, Watersports at the beach, Enter- tainment with animation, day & evening time activities, Baby-Sitting on request, Laundry/ Valet Service, Luggage room, Suitable for the less mobile (easy wheel chairaccess)

Laundry/ Valet Service, Luggage room, Suitable for the less mobile (easy wheel chairaccess) 13 www.travelling.gr 71

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Hotels in Greece

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Mitsis Hotels S.A.

Hotels in Greece 14. Mitsis Hotels S.A. 12, Filotheis Street, 111 47 Galatsi, Athens Tel: 2102134644,

12, Filotheis Street, 111 47 Galatsi, Athens Tel: 2102134644, Fax: 2102917672 CEO & President: Konstantinos Mitsis E-mail: info@mitsishotels.com Web site: http://www.mitsishotels.com

1. Athens city SOFITEL *****

2. Corfu RODA BEACH RESORT & SPA *****

3. Crete LAGUNA RESORT & SPA ***** RINELA BEACH RESORT & SPA ***** SERITA BEACH HOTEL *****

4. Ioannina GRAND SERAI CONGRESS & SPA *****

5. Kamena Vourla GALINI WELLNESS SPA & RESORT *****

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6. Kos BLUE DOMES ***** FAMILY VILLAGE BEACH HOTEL **** NORIDA BEACH HOTEL ***** RAMIRA BEACH HOTEL ***** SUMMER PALACE BEACH HOTEL ***** 7. Rhodes ARILA RESORT & SPA ***** FALIRAKI BEACH HOTEL **** GRAND HOTEL ***** LA VITA **** LINDOS MEMORIES RESORT BEACH HOTEL ***** PETIT PALAIS **** RODOS MARIS RESORT AND SPA ***** RODOS VILLAGE BEACH HOTEL *****

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15.

Sani Resort

630 77 Sani (Kassandra), Chalkidiki On the beach, Tel: +(30) 23740 99500 Fax: +(30) 23740 99509 Web site: www.saniresort.gr E-mail: info@saniresort.gr

99509 Web site: www.saniresort.gr E-mail: info@saniresort.gr 1. SANI ASTERIAS SUITES ***** 630 77 Sani (Kassandra), 2.

1. SANI ASTERIAS SUITES *****

630 77 Sani (Kassandra),

2. PORTO SANI VILLAGE *****

630 77 Sani (Kassandra),

3. SANI BEACH CLUB *****

630 77 Sani (Kassandra),

4. SANI BEACH HOTEL *****

630 77 Sani (Kassandra)

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Hotels in Greece 16 Finikounda ** 50m from the beach, 240 06 Finikoundas 65 km from

Finikounda **

50m from the beach, 240 06 Finikoundas 65 km from Kalamata, Peloponnisos Tel 27230-71208, 71408, 71400 Fax 27230-71018 E-mail: karhotel@otenet.gr Open all year, Rooms: 30, Built 1987 Owner: Karvelas Ltd Manager: Panayotis Karvelas Breakfast room, Bar All rooms with bathroom, Telephone

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Anesis **

14, Lassani Square, 501 00 Kozani, Μakedonia Tel 24610-22504-6, Fax 24610-22509 Open all year Rooms: 76 Owner: G. Skarkalas & Sons S.A., Manager: Mrs Theodora Skarkala E-mail: info@anesis-hotel.gr Web site: www.anesis-hotel.gr

Acropole Delphi Hotel ***

13, Filellinon St., 330 54 Delphi, 400m from the Archaeological site & museum, 8km from Arachova, Tel 22650-82675, Fax 22650-83171 E-mail: delphi@delphi.com.gr, Web site: www.delphi.com.gr Open all year, Rooms: 42, Suites: 3

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Owner: Acropole Hotel & Tourist Ent. S.A.

Manager: Socrates Kourelis

Modern hotel in local-traditional style, conveniently

located in a quiet place, near the town centre and the

famous archaeological museum.The balconies over-

look the magnificent view of Delphi Gorge gulf and

the olive groves of Itea. All rooms have aircondition,

satellite TV, hairdryer and direct dial telephone. Also offers central heating, restaurant, bar, safety boxes, TV lounge, fireplace, garden, room service, parking, Internet access. Suites with fireplace.

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Best Western Plaza ****

7, Ierou Lohou Street,

851 00 Rodos town, Rodos Island

Tel 22410-22501-5,

Fax 22410-22544

E-mail: plaza@otenet.gr

Web site: www.rhodesplazahotel.gr Open all year

Rooms: 142, Built 1968 Ren 1998 Owner: Georgios Georgas Manager: Lucas Georgas

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All about travelling Carlson Wagonlit Travel Athens Head office: 204, Messoghion Ave, 155 61 Athens Tel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Athens Head office: 204, Messoghion Ave, 155 61 Athens Tel (210) 6509400 Fax (210) 6511712 VAT 098109280, FAE ATHENS Deputy Country General Manager: Makis Benetatos Traveler Services Director: Nikolaos Christofidis CWT Meetings & Events Director Michalis Kanakis Financial Controller: George Patergiannakis Member of: IATA (code 27-2 1880), HATTA, SETE, PETAGA E-mail: info@carlsonwagonlit.gr Website: www.carlsonwagonlit.gr Branch office in Athens:

91,Vas. Sofias Ave, 109 60 Athens Tel (210) 7202166, Fax (210) 7258259 Manager: Mr F. Koukios Member of: IATA (code 27-2 0116), HATTA, SETE All Travel and tourism arrangements

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HATTA, SETE All Travel and tourism arrangements Greece Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd. 31, Akademias

Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd.

31, Akademias Street, 106 72 Athens Tel (210) 3609801-3 Fax (210) 3634271 Manager: A.A. Stylianopoulos Member of: ASTA, FUAAV, GOETO, HATTA, IATA (code 27-2 5848) E-mail: navigator@navigator.gr Web site: www.navigator.gr

E-mail: navigator@navigator.gr Web site: www.navigator.gr Pyramis International 23-25, Ermou Street, 105 63 Athens Tel

Pyramis International

23-25, Ermou Street, 105 63 Athens Tel (210) 3272200, Fax (210) 3232527, 3221914, 3220703 Owner: C. & G. Anthopoulos, General Manager: Costas Anthopoulos Deputy General Manager: George Anthopoulos E-mail: info@pyramistravel.com Web site: www.pyramistravel.com Member of: IATA (code 27-2 0078), HATTA, GUATA Branch offices: 6, Vass. Katraki Sq., 166 75 Glyfada, Tel (210) 8949919, Fax (210) 8949976 40, Mitropoleos & Karolou Diehl, 546 24 Thessaloniki Tel (2310) 288367, Fax (2310) 288423

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All about travelling Cretan Holidays 201, Mafsolou Street, 716 01 N. Alikarnassos, Heraklion - Crete -

Cretan Holidays

201, Mafsolou Street, 716 01 N. Alikarnassos, Heraklion - Crete - Greece Tel (0030) 2810 331420 Fax (0030) 2810 221548 Owner: K. Badouvas S.A., General Manager: Kostas N. Markakis We are specialised in:

Hotel accommodation - 8/15 days roundtrips by coach - Excursions -Walking tours - Rent a Car- Fly & Drive programs - Jeep safaris - Groups and Incentives Branch offices in: Chania - Rethymnon - Aghia Galini - Chersonissos and Aghios Nikolaos Members of: DRV, HATTA, ASTA E-mail: cretan-holidays@cretan-holidays.gr Web site: http://www.cretan-holidays.gr

Web site: http://www.cretan-holidays.gr Corfu Sunspots Travel 24, Ethn. Paleokastritsis St., 491 00

Corfu Sunspots Travel

24, Ethn. Paleokastritsis St., 491 00 Kerkyra Tel (26610) 39707, Fax (26610) 45068 Manager: Dimitris Moutsos Member of: AGTE, AOGTA, SETE E-mail: cfusunsp@corfuxenos.gr, Web site:www.corfusunspots.gr

cfusunsp@corfuxenos.gr, Web site:www.corfusunspots.gr Alfred’s Tours (Est. 1979) 8, Thassou Street, 166 75
cfusunsp@corfuxenos.gr, Web site:www.corfusunspots.gr Alfred’s Tours (Est. 1979) 8, Thassou Street, 166 75

Alfred’s Tours (Est. 1979)

8, Thassou Street, 166 75 Glyfada Tel (210)9637091-2 Fax (210)9635666 Owner/Manager: Alfred Charikiopoulos, VAT 095014898, (Glyfada) Motorcoach Spv: Ms Evaggelia Chartsia E-mail: alfreds@ath.forthnet.gr Web site: www.alfredstours.gr Owning a fleet of fully airconditioned coaches Mercedes & Setra (36, 50 & 75 seats)

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All about travelling HELLO TRAVEL 86, Solonos Street, 106 80 Athens Tel (210) 3604450, 3603580, Fax

HELLO TRAVEL

86, Solonos Street, 106 80 Athens Tel (210) 3604450, 3603580, Fax (210) 3611742 Owner: Hellenic Organization of Travel Ltd Manager: Dimitris Tsalapatis Member of: HATTA, ASTA

Ltd Manager: Dimitris Tsalapatis Member of: HATTA, ASTA HETCO TOURS S.A. 72, Ag. Paraskevis Street, 152

HETCO TOURS S.A.

72, Ag. Paraskevis Street, 152 32 Halandri Tel (210) 6828748, 6828169, Fax (210) 6828246 Owner/Manager: Alexandros Messaris Member of: IATA (code 27-2-9227), GUATA/PETAGA, HATTA GDS: Galileo

of: IATA (code 27-2-9227), GUATA/PETAGA, HATTA GDS: Galileo EASY SAILING LTD 10, Poseidonos Avenue 17455 Alimos

EASY SAILING LTD

10, Poseidonos Avenue 17455 Alimos Tel.: +30 210 9859363 Fax: +30 210 9859365 Mobile: +30 6944-748503 E-mail info@easysailing.gr Web site http://www.easysailing.gr

info@easysailing.gr Web site http://www.easysailing.gr Greece TOURIST CLUB INTERNATIONAL 52, Omirou Street, 106 72

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TOURIST CLUB INTERNATIONAL

52, Omirou Street, 106 72 Athens, Tel (210) 3616031, 3622797, 3621419, Fax (210) 3610834 VAT 095000661, D’ ATHENS Owner: TCI Ltd., Manager: S. Postantzis Member of: HATTA

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SIGNATURE TRAVEL

26-28, Metropoleos Street, 105 63 Athens (near Plaka) Tel (210) 3245620 (10 lines), Fax (210) 3245508 VAT 095606763, D’ Athens E-mail: info@signature.gr, Web site: www.signature.gr Owners: Mrs Maria & Peter Alifragis Other offices SIGNATURE TOURS: 39, Metaxa Street, Glyfada Tel (210) 8980033, Fax (210) 8980295, Manager: Mrs M. Alifrangis

8980033, Fax (210) 8980295, Manager: Mrs M. Alifrangis DIMIDIS TOURS 68, Kifissias Ave., 115 26 Athens

DIMIDIS TOURS

68, Kifissias Ave., 115 26 Athens Tel (210) 6925844, 6927240-1 Fax (210) 6926832 Owner: Dimidis Travel LTD Vat Reg No: 095403787, DOY: IB’ ATHINON Manager: Sergios Dimidis, sergios@dimidistours.gr Member of: HATTA, IATA (code 27-0 0151), GDS: Galileo E-mail: info@dimidistours.gr, Web site: www.dimidistours.gr

KOKKINOS TRAVEL

3, Makedonias Street, 153 41 Ag. Paraskevi Tel (210) 6006585 Fax (210) 6005890 Owner: Margarita Pan. Kokkinou Co., VAT: 999451721 (Ag. Paraskevi) Managers: Panagiotis Kokkinos, Mrs Margarita Kokkinou Owner: Margarita Pan. Kokkinou Co., VAT: 999451721 (Ag. Paraskevi) Managers: Panagiotis Kokkinos, Mrs Margarita Kokkinou Member of: HATTA, Representative in Greece for: Service Reisen Giessen

HATTA, Representative in Greece for: Service Reisen Giessen MYKONOS ACCOMMODATION CENTER 10, Enoplon Dinameon &

MYKONOS ACCOMMODATION CENTER

10, Enoplon Dinameon & Malamatenias Streets P.O. Box 58 846 00 Mykonos Tel (22890) 23160, 23408 Fax (22890) 24137 Owner/Manager: John Van Lerberghe Member of: HATTA, ASTA Web site: www.mykonos-accommodation.com E-mail: info@mykonos-accommodation.com

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All about travelling KLIRONOMOS TRAVEL Pindou Street, 143 42 N. Philadelphia Tel (210) 2584104 (3 lines)

KLIRONOMOS TRAVEL

Pindou Street, 143 42 N. Philadelphia Tel (210) 2584104 (3 lines) Fax (210) 2584679 Owner: K. Klironomos, Manager: Mr George Diamantopoulos Member of: IATA (code 27-0 0806)

Mr George Diamantopoulos Member of: IATA (code 27-0 0806) XT TRAVEL SERVICES LTD 1, Omirou Street,

XT TRAVEL SERVICES LTD

1, Omirou Street, 171 21 N. Smirni Tel (210) 9343468 Fax (210) 9356512 Owner: Ms Christina Tetradi Member of: IATA (code 27-0 0747)

Owner: Ms Christina Tetradi Member of: IATA (code 27-0 0747) Greece KRONOS HOLIDAYS LTD 424, Herakliou

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KRONOS HOLIDAYS LTD

424, Herakliou Avenue, 141 22 Neo Heraklio Tel (210) 2826667, 2856036, (211) 2114000 Fax (210) 2856892, 2856807, 2856639 Owner/President: P. Fountas, Vice President: Fay Founta, Sales Manager: A. Sioutos, Financial Manager: Evi Founta Member of: IATA (27 2 00036), HATTA, PETAGA, SETE, IMTG Online bookings at www.airwing.gr E-mail: kronosholidays@kronosholidays.com Web site: www.kronostravel.com

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Tel 210 6128832, 210 6142730
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Rent a Car Offices AI-ANSA INTERNATIONAL RENT A CAR 27, Syngrou Avenue, 117 43 Athens, Tel

AI-ANSA INTERNATIONAL RENT A CAR

27, Syngrou Avenue, 117 43 Athens, Tel 210-9243582, 9216355 Fax 210-9216436 Worldwide Reservations: Tel 210-9216304 Owner: City International S.A., Manager: Kyriakos Hatzimichael E-mail address: ansa@mail.hol.gr

Kyriakos Hatzimichael E-mail address: ansa@mail.hol.gr CAPITAL RENT A CAR Athens: 14, Syngrou Ave., 117 42 Athens

CAPITAL RENT A CAR

Athens: 14, Syngrou Ave., 117 42 Athens Tel (210) 9218830, 9220994, Fax 210-9246345 E-mail: natrent@hol.gr Web site: www.capitalrent.gr

Thessaloniki: 48, V. Olgas Ave., 546 42 Thessaloniki Tel (2310) 853856, 813182, Fax (2310) 853652 Thessaloniki Airport Service, Airport road Tel (2310) 853856 E-mail: natrent@hol.gr

Crete: 103, Kydonias Street, 731 36 Chania Tel (28210) 92778, Fax (2821) 72086 E-mail: cityrentacar@netscape.net

Chalkidiki service Tel 6944-101730, (2310) 853856 E-mail: natrent@hol.gr

Tel 6944-101730, (2310) 853856 E-mail: natrent@hol.gr Greece AXON LEASE Car & Van Rental Ltd 22, Syngrou

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AXON LEASE Car & Van Rental Ltd

22, Syngrou Avenue, 117 42 Athens Tel 210-9210964, 9212206, Fax 210-9212915 Managing Director: Georgios Roditis E-mail: axon@axonlease.gr, Web site: www.axonlease.gr

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Rent a Car Offices TOMASO RENT A CAR Head office: • 52, Marathonos Avenue, 153 51

TOMASO RENT A CAR

Head office:

• 52, Marathonos Avenue, 153 51 Pallini, Athens Tel 210.7474000, Fax 210.7473000 Thessaloniki:

• 43, Meg. Alexandrou St., N. Paralia, 546 42 Thessaloniki Tel 2310.889000, Fax 2310.889100 Patra:

• 1, Athinon & Norman Sts, 262 23 Patra Tel 2610.454000, Fax 2610.454700 Ioannina:

• 42, Dodonis Street, 453 32 Ioannina Tel 26510.20000, Fax 26510.68400 Kastoria:

• 147, Grammou Street, 521 00 Kastoria Tel 24670.84000, Fax 24670.84900

• Airport, Tel 24670.44400, Fax 24670.44400 Mykonos:

• Airport area, 846 00 Myconos Tel 22890.28000, Fax 22890.28300

Milos:

• Limani Adamanta, 848 00 Milos Tel 22870.24100, Fax 22870.24200

• Airport, Tel 22870.31000, Fax 22870.31300 Folegandros:

• Hora Folegandrou, 840 11 Folegandros Tel 22860.41600, Fax 22860.41100 Astypalea:

• Pera Yialos, 859 00 Astypalea Tel 22430.61000, Fax 22430.61700 Sifnos:

• Kamares, 840 03 Sifnos Tel 22840.31900, Fax 22840.33400 Serifos:

• Livadi, 840 05 Serifos Tel 22810.52000, Fax 22810.52300 Amorgos:

• Katapola, 840 08 Amorgos Tel 22850.71000, Fax 22850.71999

• Aegiali, 840 08 Amorgos Tel 22850.73000, Fax 22850.74001

• Aegiali, 840 08 Amorgos Tel 22850.73000, Fax 22850.74001 MOTORENT Our Stations 4, Kavallioti Street, 117

MOTORENT

Our Stations 4, Kavallioti Street, 117 42 Athens Near to Acropolis New Museum & Acropolis Metro Station Tel +30 210-9234939, Fax +30 210-9234885 Mobile +30 6936842842 E-mail: info@motorent.gr Web site: www.motorent.gr Facebook: http://facebook.com/motorent

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TRAVELPORT

2, Messogion Avenue, Athens Tower Building A (15th floor), 115 27 Ambelokipi Tel +30 211 10 23 200, Fax 210 3254178 Web site: www.travelport.com/gr E-mail: infogreece@travelport.com Help Desk Tel 9011405686 V.P. Damiano Sabatino Country Mgr Greece, Cyprus & Israel Leonidas Zotos Senior New Business Development Manager Helen Katsiadaki New Business Development Mgrs Dora Iliopoulou, Triantafyllia Pavlioti E-mail: athenssales@travelport.com Account Manager Team Leader Maria Koustoumbardis Account Mgrs Mary Darakou, Alexia Liati, Irene-Catherine Papaspyrou, Natasha Hasakioili, Theodore Dimopoulos, Sofia Arayianni, Maria Georgoutsou PA Vicky Hatzikosta Sales Support Assistance Diamanto Anastasopoulou, Joanne Aggelopoulou Training Consultants George Kakaroumpas, Penny Malikouti Finance Department Vasso Vassiliopoulou, Konstantinos Panagiotou Help Desk Analysts Maria Malafi, Pavlina Mavrogeni, Niovi Sinopidou

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Maria Malafi, Pavlina Mavrogeni, Niovi Sinopidou Greece AIR FRANCE (AF) - KLM-ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES (KL) Country

AIR FRANCE (AF) - KLM-ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES (KL)

Country Office Greece 1, Patroklou Street & 14, Paradeisou Street, Maroussi, 151 25 Athens Websites: www.airfrance.gr and www.klm.gr Country Manager for Greece Mr. Alain Lahellec Sales Director for Greece Mr.Yiorgos Zermas Tel 2109980307 Ε-mail: george.zermas@klm.com Key Account Managers:

Mrs.Elina Kendrota Tel 210 9980304 and 6944-282968 Mrs.Hara Papalambrou Tel 2109980305 and 6944-594384 Mrs.Milka Papaioannou Tel 2109980306 and 6942-424205 Customer Relations Developer Mrs. Maria-Christina Hatzinikolaou Tel 210 9980277 Ε-mail: mail.cto.ath@airfrance.fr Trade Support: Tel 2111809476 Ε-mail: afkl.b2t.gr@websupportklm.com Marine Helpdesk Tel 2109980100 Fax 2109980090 Group Desk Tel 2109980200 Fax 2109980206 Ε-mail: mail.groups.afkldlgr@airfrance.fr Flying Blue Helpdesk Tel 2109648867 KLM: Reservations for Direct customers

Tel 211 180 9473 Air France: Reservations for Direct customers Tel 211 180 9474 Delta: Reservations for Direct customers Tel 211 180 9475 Marketing & Communications Manager Mrs. Mary Simopoulou Tel 2109980503 Ε-mail:mary.simopoulou@klm.com Personnel Dept. Mrs.Efi Katsarou Tel 2109980520 Ε-mail: efkatsarou@airfrance.fr Air France KLM Accounting Supervisor Mrs.Katerina Stamatiou Tel 2109980510 Station Manager for Greece Mr.Dinos Katsiotis Airport Tel 2103530380, 2103531296 Fax 2103532290, 2103532994 Airport Ticketing Desk Tel 2103530380 Fax 2103532994, 2103532290 Cargo Mgr for Greece Mr. Spiros Trakakis Cargo Customer service Tel: 2103543083 Cargo Import Tel 2103543111, 2103543102, 2103543065, Export Tel 2103543060, 2103543058, 2103543062 G.S.R for: Delta Air Lines (DL) G.S.A for: Transavia (HV) (TO)

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All about travelling GOLDAIR – GOLEMIS AIR SERVICES CO. SA. 1st Km Peanias - Markopoulou Avenue,

GOLDAIR – GOLEMIS AIR SERVICES CO. SA.

1st Km Peanias - Markopoulou Avenue, P.O.Box 126, 190 02 Peania Tel 2103274612, Fax 2103239982 Web: www.goldair.gr Member of: SAAE Chairman: Mrs. Regina Golemis, Tel 2103274612 Managing Director: Kostas Tsovilis, Tel 2103274612 Public Relations Manager: Ms Evi Voudiklari Tel 2103274578, Fax 2103239982 E-mail: pr@goldair.gr Commercial Dept:

Marketing & Sales Manager: Mrs Mary Grigoriadou Tel 2103274630, Fax 2103231205 E-mail: mgrigoriadou@goldair.gr Marketing & Sales dept:

Mr. George Panagiotakis, Tel 2103274637, Fax 2103231205 E-mail: g_panagiotakis@goldair.gr Group Sales Mrs Aleka Douvika, Tel 2103274694, Fax 2103224228 E-mail: adouvika@goldair.gr SKG Sales rep: Mrs. S. Kravaritou Tel: 6947 432 729, e-mail: skrava@goldair.gr Charter Dept Kostas Koukas, Tel 2103274567, Fax 2103236457, E-mail: kkoukas@goldair.gr Accounting Dept Mrs. Maria Adam, E-mail: madam@goldair.gr Tel 2103274640, Fax 2103236457 Travel Manager: Savvas Giannakos, Tel 2103274560, Fax 2103216801, E-mail: sgiannakos@goldair.gr

Congress Sales Manager: Panagiotis Georgakopoulos Tel 2103274570, Fax 2103311021 E-mail: pgeorga@goldair.gr Travel & Incentives Dept Tel 2103274560, Fax 2103216801 Airlines & Ferry Reservations Tel 2103274560, Fax 2103216801 Cargo Airport Tel 2103543842/846, 2103543848-9, Fax 2103543739, Manager: M. Anagnostou, E-mail: managnos@goldair.gr Airport Goldair Handling S.A. Tel 2103530376-7 GSA for:

AEROFLOT (SU) (For cargo only) Sales Manager: M. Anagnostou AEROSWEET AIRLINES (VV) (For cargo only) Sales Manager: M. Anagnostou AMERICAN AIRLINES (AA) Res/Counter Tel 2103274985-986, Fax 2103224228 Reservations Supv.: Ms Sofia Sakellaki BIMAN-BANGLADESH AIRLINES (BG) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274943 Fax 2103224228 CARGOLUX (CV) (For cargo only) Sales Manager: M. Anagnostou EL AL (LY) (For cargo only) Sales Manager: M. Anagnostou ICELANDAIR (FI) Tel 2103274943 Fax 2103224228 LOT-POLISH AIRLINES (LO) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274920, Fax 2103224228 Reservations Supv.: Mrs I. Spentzou

PAL-PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PR) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274911-13, Fax 2103224228 Reservations Supv.: Mrs M. Katsirou PIA-PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL (PK) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274943 Fax 2103224228 Reservations Supv:

Mrs. A. Rentzepopoulou QATAR AIRWAYS (For cargo only) Sales Manager: M. Anagnostou SAUDIA-SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES (SV) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274943 Fax 2103224228 Reservations Supv.:

Mrs A. Rentzepopoulou TAROM (For cargo only) Sales Manager: M. Anagnostou UPS (For cargo only) Sales Manager: M. Anagnostou VIETNAM AIRLINES (VN) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274985-986, Fax 2103224228 YEMENIA-YEMEN AIRWAYS (IY) Tel 2103274911-13, Fax 2103224228

PSA for:

AIR MOLDOVA (9U) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274943, Fax 2103224228 RUSSIYA AIRLINES (FV) Reservations/Counter Tel 2103274943 Fax 2103224228

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