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

Halkidiki

Macedonia

Stone alley in Panormos village, between the traditional houses with the blue doors

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

Balcony with a view to the blue sea in the tiny seaside village of Assos

Kefalonia

Ionian

Seaside village with a lot of pine tree and a sailing boat anchored near the port

Ithaca

Ionian

Picturesque village of the island with many fishing boats and greenish blue waters

Alonnisos

Sporades

The inner part of a sea cave and a boat with visitors in the background

Kastellorizo

Dodecanese

View of the colorful houses in the port and at the center there is a large fishing boat

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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Fun Facts

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

Greek is one of the oldest spoken languages in Europe since it has been spoken for more than 3.000 years.

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

The first philosopher is considered to be Thales of Miletus (c. 624 – 425 B.C.). He is credited as giving the first explanation for the origin of the world that was not mythological.

Crete's history as well as the inhabitants' personality were affected by the island's mountainous landscape.

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

Did you know that Greece has around 6,000 islands, islets and rocky islets? 2,000 of them are islands and only 107 of them are inhabited!

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.

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

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.

Did you know that Greece hosts 50% of the brown bear population in western & southern Europe.

Do you know what rakomelo is? It is a Cretan hot cocktail! A delicious mixture of honey, spices and the alcoholic beverage tsikoudia. Bottoms up!

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.

Alexander the Great, one of history’s greatest warriors and leaders of all time, was Greek. Alexander the Great conquered land all the way from Greece to Asia. His achievements and conquests gave rise to the later Hellenistic period (323 BC - 31 BC).

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.

No part of Greece is more than 137km from the sea.

Greece's national drink is ouzo. Ouzo is a dry anise-flavoured aperitif. Cheers, "stin igia mas" in Greek!

An old Greek legend says that when God created the world, he sifted all the soil onto the earth through a strainer. After every country had good soil, he tossed the stones left in the strainer over his shoulder and created Greece.

Did you know that Greece has the biggest EU consumption of olive oil per capita, with around 12 kg per person per year?

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.

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EXHIBITIONS

Myths and Symbols in Modern Greek Art

NATIONAL GALLERY - NAFPLION ANNEX / NAFPLIO
Agamemnon Dassis and his daughter Panagoula at a hotel in Mycenae under a welcome greeting from Homer’s Odyssey.
EXHIBITIONS

"Χαίρε Ξένε. In the land of dreams"

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM / ATHENS
FESTIVAL

EuroPride 2024 Thessaloniki

THESSALONIKI
FESTIVAL

Epidaurus Festival 2024

ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS / EPIDAURUS
EXHIBITIONS

60 years | 60 moments

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM / THESSALONIKI
DANCE

Dance Performances

DORA STRATOU THEATER / ATHENS
EXHIBITIONS

Foodprint

MUSEUM OF THE OLIVE AND GREEK OLIVE OIL / SPARTA
EXHIBITIONS

The Parthenon and Byron

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM / ATHENS
FESTIVAL

Release Athens Festival

PLATEIA NEROU (OLYMPIC POLE FALIRO) / ATHENS
MUSIC

Pulp

PLATEIA NEROU / ATHENS
FESTIVAL

Wines at Fortezza

FORTEZZA CASTLE / RETHYMNO
MUSIC

World Music Day

MARIA CALLAS MUSEUM / ATHENS

Explore Greece

Attica

Athens

A journey through time

Shot of Athens at dusk from above, Lycabettus in the background.

Central Greece

Galaxidi

The Seafaring Town

Delphi

Travel to the Navel of the Earth

Epirus

Ioannina

A journey in a magical land

Metsovo

The jewel of Epirus

Old man walking down a cobblestone alley lined with stonebuilt houses on a sunny winter day in Metsovo

Parga

The Riviera of the Epirus Region

Syvota

The Ionian fjord!

Macedonia

Thessaloniki

City of Experiences

Halkidiki

A breathtaking combination of blue and green

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

Peloponnese

Olympia

A trip to the birthplace of the Olympic Games

View of the Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games in Ancient Olympia, which is housed in a neoclassical building erected in the 1880s named "SIGGREION".

Nemea

A fascinating wine tourism destination

Thessaly

Volos

Beauty, Myth and History are all here

Waterfront with yachts and pedestrian street with people. Apartment buildings with restaurants downstairs.

Thrace

Xanthi

The noble Lady of Thrace

Shot of a cobblestone alley with traditional colourful houses

Argosaronic

Places to Visit

Cyclades

Naxos

Travel to the heart of the Cyclades

Night view of a large ancient gate in the foreground and in the background a Cycladic settlement with a port.

Paros

Where cosmopolitan meets traditional

Peaceful harbor with boats and a small white church with lights at sunset.

Irakleia

A rising destination in the Cyclades

View of a stone-built house and the church of Panagia with the light blue dome is shown in the background

Amorgos

The Big Blue

Large white church on high cliffs above the sea

Tinos

The "handmade" island

Stone alley in Panormos village, between the traditional houses with the blue doors

Milos

The island with heavenly beaches

High cliffs above the sea with bushes. Typical large rock with a hole in the sea and next to a small boat.

Kea (or Tzia)

Welcome to the Cyclades

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

Ios

The Exciting Island

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

Kythnos

Simply irresistible

Thin strip of land that forms 2 beaches. Many sailing boats on one. Gentle hills with few buildings.

Serifos

An island of raw beauty

2 small white churches with bell tower and harbor view

Sifnos

A balanced and harmonic cycladic island

Girl walking on cobbled alley between white houses. In a yard a large red bougainvillea.

Sikinos

Anti-conformist & carefree

Paved square with a column, palm tree and white houses with arches.

Kimolos

The Chalk Island

Mushroom-shaped rock in a rocky landscape with low green vegetation.

Folegandros

Bathed in the sunlight of the Aegean Sea

Aerial view of a settlement on a high cliff above the sea with green areas around.

Koufonisia

A piece of heaven in the Lesser Cyclades

Aerial view of a white and red boat in crystal clear sea next to small beaches surrounded by rocks.

Delos

The head priest of the Cyclades

Archaeological site with low stone walls and 2 headless statues. In the background is the sea.

Crete

Heraklion

The cradle of the Minoan civilisation

View of the walls and columns of the Knossos Palace

Dodecanese

Astypalaia

A Butterfly-Shaped Island

A beach with greenish blue waters in the islet of Kounoupi near Astypalaia

Kalymnos

The Sponge Harvesting and Rock Climbing Island

Photo with various sponges collection and a sponge collector uniform

Karpathos

The wild beauty of the Dodecanese

Kyra Panagia beach with people hanging around and a view of the church

Kasos

Wild and Beautiful

Kasos port with the traditional whitewashed houses and the church in the background

Kastellorizo

A Remote Treasure Island

The inner part of a sea cave and a boat with visitors in the background

Kos

Hippocrates’ Island

View of the beach of the island from above with greenish blue waters and islets

Leipsoi

Calypso’s Island

Panoramic view of the whitewashed church of the island with blue dome surrounded by a fence with flowers

Leros

A lesser known gem in the Dodecanese

Illuminated windmills during dusk

Nisyros

Island with a Unique Volcanic Terrain

View of Nisiros volcano area

Patmos

Religious legacy meets beauty of Nature

View of Agios Ioannis Theologos Monastery

Rhodes

The island of vivid contrasts

Knightsroad view in Rhodes Chora

Symi

A Fairytale-like Island

View of the colorful houses in the port and at the center there is a large fishing boat

Chalki

The perfect choice for a laid-back holiday

Church with bell tower overlooking the port of the island with the picturesque houses in the background

North Aegean

Samothrace

The island of the Great Gods

Trees with a view of the small river

Lesvos

A Tapestry of Natural Wonders and Cultural Riches

Molyvos port with fishing boats and traditional houses

Limnos

An island of sheer beauty

Sandy beach with a view to the greenish blue sea

Samos

The island of Hera and Pythagoras

Panoramic view of Pythagorio and the church in the background

Psara

The island of glorious past & pristine beauty

View from above with the castle and the canons overlooking the sea

Fournoi

An archipelago away from the crowds

View of Thymaina island from above with traditional houses

Oinousses

Τhe remote islands of ship owners

A view of Oinousses with traditional houses and the church in the background

Sporades

Skopelos

A Mise-en-Scène Island

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!

Picturesque village of the island with many fishing boats and greenish blue waters

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