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Shallow blue sea and a girl in a swimsuit enters. In the background mainland with low vegetation.

Halkidiki

Macedonia

Tinos

Cyclades

2 small white churches with bell tower and harbor view

Serifos

Cyclades

Large white church with a dome and stone roof with a smaller church and stairs on a rock above the sea.

Skopelos

Sporades

Kefalonia

Ionian

Ithaca

Ionian

Alonnisos

Sporades

cave, blue sea, rocks

Kastellorizo

Dodecanese

sea, boat, port, village

Symi

Dodecanese

Beach with white stones and turquoise waters. People in swimsuits on the beach. Rocks around like a cave.

Ikaria

North Aegean

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Attica

Athens

A journey through time

Central Greece

Delphi

Travel to the Navel of the Earth

Epirus

Ioannina

A journey in a magical land

Metsovo

The jewel of Epirus

Parga

The Riviera of the Epirus Region

Syvota

The Ionian fjord!

Peloponnese

Nemea

A fascinating wine tourism destination

Thrace

Xanthi

The noble Lady of Thrace

Argosaronic

Hydra

The noble island in the Argosaronic Gulf

View from above of a small bay with small boats surrounded by a traditional settlement with red roofs.

Cyclades

Irakleia

A rising destination in the Cyclades

Amorgos

The island of the film “Le Grand Bleu”

Large white church on high cliffs above the sea

Tinos

The handmade island of the Cyclades

Kea

Picturesque settlement at the top of a hill. Tiled houses with some trees in between. In the background is the sea.

Ios

White houses densely built on the slope of a small hill. At the top 3 small churches.

Ionian

Ithaca

Worldwide famous as the home of Odysseus, Ithaca symbolises the return to the haven, the discovery and the fulfillment.

Sporades

Skopelos

Luxuriant vegetation with a Hollywood flair

Large white church with a dome and stone roof with a smaller church and stairs on a rock above the sea.

Alonnisos

Enjoy nature in all its splendour!

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  • North Aegean
  • Peloponnese
Destination
  • Aidipsos
  • Andros
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  • Dimitsana
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FESTIVAL

Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2021

ATHENS
EXHIBITIONS

Sterling Ruby at Cycladic: Ceramics

Museum of Cycladic Art / ATHENS
EXHIBITIONS

1821 Before and After

Benaki Museum / ATHENS
EXHIBITIONS

UBUNTU

EMST / ATHENS
EXHIBITIONS

Revolution '21 Reframed

National Historical Museum / ATHENS
EXHIBITIONS

Revolution '21 Reframed: Dimitsana

Open-Air Water Power Museum / DIMITSANA
SPORTS

Authentic Marathon Swim 2021

Pefki / AIDIPSOS
FESTIVAL

Lesvos Food Fest 2021

LESVOS
EXHIBITIONS

George Rorris: The Nobleness of Purity

Β.& Ε. Goulandris Museum / ANDROS
DANCE

27th Kalamata Dance Festival

KALAMATA
SPORTS

Ζagori Mountain Running 2021

Ζagori / IOANNINA
SPORTS

Acropolis Rally 2021

LAMIA

Fun Facts;

Did you know that in Greece you can enjoy mountain skiing with a sea view?

Did you know that Greece is the third largest producer of olive oil in the world? Greeks have cultivated olive trees since antiquity. Some of the olive trees that are still producing olives date back to the thirteenth century.

Did you know that Greece is the third largest producer of olive oil in the world? Greeks have cultivated olive trees since antiquity. Some of the olive trees that are still producing olives, date back to the thirteenth century.

The species and subspecies of the native plants in Greece are about 6,000, almost as much as 50% of the native plants of Europe! Greece covers as much as 6% of the Mediterranean Peninsula but has 26% of the Mediterranean Flora!

Did you know that in Greece, 47 mountains are over 2000m., 105 mountains between 2000 and 1500m., 155 mountains are between 1500m. and 1000m. The number of mountains under 1000m. have yet not been recorded.

The very first sprint race of the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. was won by Coroebus of Elis, a cook!

Olympus (2,917m), the mountain of Gods and Muses is the highest mountain of Greece and the 2nd in the Balkans.

Greece has historically engaged in wine making. Take for example Dionysus, the son of Zeus, the God of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine. His face is seen today on the sommelier’s pin which is a symbol of respect to wine’s contribution throughout history.

In Greece, people celebrate the “name day” of the saint that bears their name in a similar way to their own birthday.

Greece' s official name is Hellenic Republic. However Greeks call their country Hellas or Hellada.

Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world; in-fact they are around 196!

Did you know that Greece is the 4th largest cheese producer worldwide. Greeks eat 28 kg per capita per year. And guess what, mostly feta cheese!

Greece has one of the richest varieties of wildlife in Europe, including 116 species of mammals, 18 of amphibians, 59 of reptiles, 240 of birds, and 107 of fishes.

Crete, Greece’s largest island and birthplace of the Minoan Civilisation, is the most southern one, except for the little island of Gavdos!

Did you know that most days of the year are sunny in Greece? 250, to be exact.

Greece is a leading producer of sea sponges.

Τhe concept of democracy developed in Athens around the 6th century BC. The Greek word demokratia (δημοκρατία) meant “the power of the people”.

Athens is one of the few coastal cities worldwide that is surrounded by for mountains. These are Mt. Hymettus, Mt. Penteli, Mt. Parnitha and Mt. Aigaleo.

Greece is the place where democracy was born. But democracy in ancient Athens was significantly different from modern democracies. It was both more participatory and exclusive, and there were no political parties in Athenian democracy.

700 plant species of Greece are endemic, meaning that they may be found only in Greece; approximately 20% of those are aromatic or medicinal plants.

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