Thursday, 29 December 2011

SYMI VOTED BEST SMALL GREEK ISLAND .


I recently held a poll in this blog where readers ( mostly Greeks )  voted  their favorite small Greek island and it came as a  small surprise to me when  Symi topped Skopelos,Ios and Sifnos .
 I have never been to Symi and  i had to get some homework done  to find out why the blog readers voted what they did .

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

THE ZAGORIA VILLAGES IN EPIRUS GREECE

Between Ioαnnina and the Aoos river valley lies the wild, eminently scenic region of Zagσri, with 46 now rather depopulated villages, full of stone-built mansions built from the proceeds of 18th- and 19th-century wealth. The stone comes from the limestone and flysch beds making up the cliffs and mountains overhead, the wood for ceilings and intricately carved built-in cabinets (mosandres)

Spileo of Grevena in Northern Greece

Spileo in Grevena,Northern Greece is a mountain village with a population of 500. The villagers are mostly shepherds and farmers.From August 14-16 a festival celebrating Virgin Mary takes place featuring local folk bands.The village attracts mountain climbers,extreme sports fans,canyoning and canoe kayak lovers mainly because of the famous Spilaio canyon nearby .

Vasilitsa ski resort in Greece

Reading Wiki one sees that :Vasilitsa is one of the best ski resorts in Greece. The ski center is located in the middle of Pindos , approximately 42km away from Grevena and 417km from Athens.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Changes in the Greek Fashion World Make Designers Flee Greece

Designers in Greece are slowly fleeing their motherland in hopes of finding work abroad. Designers and models are moving in countries such as Germany, Turkey and other parts of Europe to find work in the Fashion industry. Reasons are that work mainly in the fashion world abroad is more likely than in Greece.

Online Strategy Game Allows Players to Fire the Acropolis

An online strategy game allows players to destroy historical monuments of  countries between them and the Acropolis.
This is the eRepublik, in which the player chooses a country and begins to expand its sovereignty and conquer neighboring countries by building his own empire.

More Greeks Killing Themselves: Europe’s Fastest Increase

 A man  sets himself afire
 in Thessaloniki, Greece,
in September. .

ATHENS -  Four years of recession and more than 18 months of pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed pensions and coming layoffs by the thousands are taking their toll in a deadly way as the rate of increase in suicides in Greece is the highest in Europe, according to a report released at a seminar at the Athens Economic University. The group Get Involved revealed the numbers at a conference on the prevention of suicide, and said the suicide rate in Greece has increased by 40 percent in the first five months of 2011, coinciding with the start of the economic crisis,

Greeks fearing collapse of eurozone bailout pulled record sums from banks

A man walks through Athens' main food market. Greece abounds in stories of people lugging suitcases of cash out of the country to banks in Cyprus, London and Switzerland. Photograph:
An unprecedented exodus of capital from Greece – peaking in a record number of withdrawals from banks in recent months – has exacerbated the liquidity crisis now wracking the recession-hit country.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Mini guide to the Peloponnese, Greece

The Peloponnese in southern Greece is the stuff legends are made of, literally. Here, Greek gods and heroes strutted their stuff in historical cities such as Ancient Olympia. The landscape is equally impressive, from some of Greece’s finest beaches on the southernmost peninsula Mani, to the flower-covered mountains of Arkadia

My favourite Greek beaches

Most of you are certain to have typed the ''Top Greek Beaches'' ''Best Greek Beaches'' and so on in google search.
Results most probably came out with names such as the Porto Katsiki beach in Lefkas,Myrtos beach in Cephalonia,Koukounaries beach in Skiathos and so on ,all carrying Blue flags,medals and  the note of having been voted as the pick of the most beautiful Greek beaches.