Thursday, 7 September 2017

GNTO submits video in UN competition to promote Greece

An update - 17 September 2017 - the GNTO film took the first prize for Europe :-)
http://www.ekathimerini.com/221707/gallery/ekathimerini/life/greek-tourism-promo-film-wins-first-international-prize

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http://www.ekathimerini.com/221400/gallery/ekathimerini/life/gnto-submits-video-in-un-competition-to-promote-greece

A very well-made video  :-)   Several times I looked at a view and thought "isn't that (a favourite place)."  Then the camera moved on to another place.  So you are left imagining your favourite places.  The video will have a different effect on anyone who hasn't been to Greece before - encouraging you to go and find your own favourite places and activities :-)  And keep on returning .................


Friday, 1 September 2017

Free today - Kalo Taxidi: my Kindle book about my travels in Greece

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Taxidi-Notes-Greece-Greek-Islands-ebook/dp/B005CQ5WYQ

I wanted to download a copy of my own book, so i made it free for a day :-)

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Santorini Buckles Under Weight of Too Many Tourists

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/08/30/santorini-buckles-under-weight-of-too-many-tourists/

When I was in Lipsi many years ago, in midsummer tourists were only allowed to land if they had pre-booked accommodation.

And erlier this year Skye was in the news - again, too many tourists.


Ferry Runs Aground in Ios Island Port, All Passengers Safe

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/08/31/ferry-runs-aground-in-ios-island-port-all-passengers-safe/

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Orphaned by war, wild donkeys make a comeback in Cyprus

http://www.ekathimerini.com/221030/article/ekathimerini/community/orphaned-by-war-wild-donkeys-make-a-comeback-in-cyprus 

"Drivers frequently find packs on the meandering narrow roads, refusing to budge until the windows are wound down. Ears back and snouts pulled into a grin, the donkeys stick in their muzzles in the hope of a reward."

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Publishing houses in Athens struggle as book stores close down without paying their dues

http://www.ekathimerini.com/220976/article/ekathimerini/community/publishing-houses-in-athens-struggle-as-book-stores-close-down-without-paying-their-dues