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A short film on Greek Tourism receives three awards

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:00:02 +0000

A production of the Greek Tourism Organization won the award «Blue Danube» for the best cultural tourism film at the International Tourism Festival and Ecological films SILAFEST 2015 (30/8 – 5/9/2015), Serbia, Veliko Gradište. The same film has been awarded … Continue reading

In Kythira with its gorges, waterfalls and perfect beaches

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:26:37 +0000

In my 30-year hunt to find the perfect Greek island, I’ve visited around 40 of them – but my quest has been beset by twin, linked, problems. Firstly, many of them follow a fairly set pattern: a small main town … Continue reading

Epirus: the world’s deepest gorge, a landscape like Scotland’s and mountain villages to rival those of Provence

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:05:52 +0000

With increasingly shaky steps I edged closer to the cliff-face as the path ahead narrowed to a ledge and the first glimpse of the chasm I had travelled across Europe to see revealed itself through the pine trees. The path … Continue reading

The Greek Islands, Irresistible magic to make the sanest man go mad!

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:51:41 +0000

Homer was writing about the heat of love, but what passengers on a cruise have not felt that love, that magic, the first time they sailed into the caldera of Santorini in the island group of the Cyclades, and beheld … Continue reading

In the wildness of the Mani

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:39:59 +0000

I first came to the Mani through the pages of my literary hero and travel writing guru, Patrick Leigh Fermor. Paddy, who was once described by the BBC as a “cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene”, published … Continue reading

Navaghio Beach Base Jamping

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:03:11 +0000

I was so scared that they would hit the walls, but it turns out amazinggg! Navaghio Beach is an exposed cove, sometimes referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove’, on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece. Zakynthos or … Continue reading

Lesvos: a magnificent video tour in 3 minutes

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 06:07:00 +0000

Filmed with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional. The time lapse footage at the petrified forest (Sigri) was shot with a GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition. Soundtrack: ‘My Elegant Redemption’ by Tim McMorris.

The vibrancy of Athens remains undiminished

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:41:11 +0000

Since 2011, growing dissatisfaction with the political climate has sparked a colourful explosion in graffiti and street art across the city which would rival Berlin, London or New York. Every picture really does tell a story on the Street Art … Continue reading

Greece in short impressive videos

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:25:16 +0000

Here is a selection of videos featuring the Greek landscape. Enjoy!

Diane Kochilas, Icaria is a paradigm for healthy living

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:28:56 +0000

I knew I was in Paradise the first time I set foot on Icaria, the Greek island where my father was born that was catapulted a few years ago to unexpected fame as a Blue Zone, one of the world’s … Continue reading