Category: Travel

Greek Destinations

By , April 27, 2015 11:33 AM

Seychelles Beach, Ikaria

Seychelles Beach, Ikaria

Whether its Ikaria and its super diet that keeps islanders alive and well way into their hundreds, the island of Kefalonia as the setting for Louis de Bernieres’ novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin or New York-based Greek chef and restauranteur Maria Loi revealing secrets of the trade and of travel, Greece is yet again in the international limelight as the summer tourist season warms up…
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49 Reasons To Love Greece

By , March 21, 2014 3:17 PM

As posted in BuzzFeed by Alexander Besant.

After a few tough years, Greece is resurgent once again.
1. Greeks take their time.
2. They let beautiful moments linger.
3. They are passionate.
4. Like their ancestors, Greeks are still thinkers (and often big talkers).
5. They live closer to nature than we do.
6. For Greeks, time with family and friends always comes first.
See all 49 beautiful pictures in BuzzFeed.
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Greeks & the 86th Academy Awards – Oscars

By , January 28, 2014 11:03 AM

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The 86th Academy Awards – 02 March, 2014.

The Greek minds are live and well in Hollywood, as many nominations have been earned for the 86th Academy Awards Oscars.

    • Before Midnight – Academy Award nomination for Richard Linklater. The movie was filmed in Peloponnese, Greece, has received the nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Beautiful setting, cinematography and music. [See Movie Trailer]

Filming Locations:

    • Kardamyli, Messinia, Greece
    • Costa Navarino Luxury Resort, Messinia, Greece (hotel room scene)
    • Kalamata International Airport – Kalamata, Messinia, Greece (Jesse and Hank at the airport in the opening scene)
    • Pylos, Greece (street scenes)
    • Patrick Leigh Fermor’s house – Kardamyli, Messinia, Greece (house where Jesse and Céline spend their Greek holiday)
  • Nebraska – has received six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Alexander Payne, the Greek American filmmmaker has been recognized for his work, as well Phedon Papamichael for Best Cinematography on the film.
  • Philomena – the Greek French composer Alexandre Desplat received a nomination for Best Original Score.
  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) – Alexandre Gavras, son of filmmaker Costa Gavras, was nominated in the Live Action Short Film Category, alongside Xavier Legrand.

Congratulations!

 

Van Morrison & Bob Dylan Sing Together on Philopappos Hill Overlooking the Acropolis

By , September 1, 2013 11:59 AM

On June 29, 1989, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan got together with their acoustic guitars to Philopappos Hill in Athens. Overlooking the Acropolis, they played several memorable songs.


UN Statistics and Figures

By , May 17, 2013 10:11 AM

The United Nations website has a wealth of statistical information.

Here are the population Statistics for Greece (PDF)

Visit the UN site for additional information and select country to view from their pull-down menu.


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