Greece Tourism

 

Having recently returned from Europe where a collaboration with the Greek National Tourism Organisation has commenced, I have completed the first stage of the promotion for the Greek Islands and you can see the footage here. The clip above will play all of the films sequentially – you can skip ahead at any time.

The Greek National Tourism Organisation was first established in 1927 and re-established in 1950 by Emergency Act 1565/50, ratified by law 1624/51); in the meantime, tourism fell under the competence of various ministries. Since 1950, the Greek National Tourism Organisation constitutes the ruling state agency for the tourism sector. This project will fall into the marketing of Accommodation Greek Islands

Agathonisi - A tiny island, Agathonisi is quiet and peaceful with only donkeys and roosters to wake you up in the morning, since it is almost traffic free The islanders live mainly off fishing and the estimated 800 tourists that visit the island every summer.

Lipsi - The history of Lipsi is inseparable from the history of the larger neighboring islands and especially that of Patmos. The name Lipsi is ancient and it is encountered as "Lipsia" on ancient inscriptions.

Halki - Halki is a dry barren island with no natural fresh water, so the all important water supply has to be regularly brought in by tanker from the island of Rhodes. Halki has a very small population which inhabits the only settlement on the island, the harbour town of Nimborio.

Patmos - Patmos, the island of Greek Archipelago, that became worldwide acquaintance from the Revelation of Ioannis, is a place that it distinguishes. This particularity lies that it combines the historicity and the religiosity of space with the ideal place that offers in the visitor for relaxation and quiet vacations.

Leros - Leros (Greek: Λ?ρος; Italian: Lèro) is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese prefecture in the southern Aegean Sea. It lies 317 km (171 nautical miles) from Athens's port of Piraeus, from which it can be reached by an 11-hour ferry ride (or by a 45-minute flight from Athens).

Kalymnos - Kalymnos, is best known as the island of some of the world's finest sponge divers. The sea has always been a focal element of local life, which has preserved its traditional character colour and style to a great extent. Its picturesque landscapes, its clear blue seas and the hospitality of the locals are just a small sample of what the island generously offers its visitors. 

Tilos - One of ουr Dodecanese which Iacks neither physical allure nor historical eminence. It has preserved its immemorial name down through the centuries and carries it today with pride. Foreign attempts to change it to "Piscopi" did not find the required response in the islands people and so failed.

Symi - Symi has the most beautiful harbour in Greece. On either side of a steep-sided fjord rise tier upon tier of houses, some white, some pastel yellow, but virtually all with Neo-Classical pediments - a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece's most prosperous islands. There has been virtually no modern concrete construction here and now these fine old houses are being resurrected for visitors.

Astypalea - Astypalea belongs to the Dodecanese islands at the south east Aegean .The coastline of Astypalea is rocky and wild with beautiful coves and beaches. The shape of the island resembles an egg-timer narrowing in the middle to a strip just 10 m wide which connects the two sections. This strip is known as 'Steno', which divides Astypalea into the eastern Mesa Nisi (middle island) and the western 'Ekso Nisi' (the outer island).

Kastellorizo - A tiny island, Kastellorizo is a place where your only means of transport are your own legs, and the pace is slow and laid-back. The people are typical islanders: friendly and curious, and even thought their lives are not the easiest on this isolated island, they try to liven things up with romantic songs of the past and many festivals.

Kasos - When the visitor arrives on Kassos he will soon ascertain that he has not come to a cosmopolitan island with a wealth of choice in terms of nightlife, however, the nightclubs and the rich musical tradition will make a strong impression. There are coffee shops, snack bars and places playing modern music, be it Greek or foreign, where young people can dance and have a drink. One should not neglect to mention the improvised celebrations in taverns and coffee shops where limericks (mantinades) are recited which can turn into all-nighters with great fun being had by all in attendance.

Karpathos - the second largest island in the Dodekanese after Rhodes. It is situated between Crete and Rhodes, in the Karpathian Sea. The location of the island is strategic since it is the natural bridge which unites Crete with Asia Minor.

Nisyros - When many island resorts are being over run by tourists, traffic and commerce, Nisyros remains as an unspoiled haven of peace and tranquility. Nisyros possesses the clear water beauty of the Aegean sea coupled with a small village atmosphere. There are no busy intersections only small coastal and mountain roads.

Kos - Kos or Cos (Greek: Κως; Turkish: Istanköy; Italian: Coo; formerly Stanchio in English) is a Greek island in the south Sporades group of the Dodecanese, next to the Gulf of Gökova/Cos. It measures 40 km by 8 km, and is only 4 km from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey and the ancient region of Caria. The island has both fertile plains and infertile highlands with a population of 30,947.

Rhodes - Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today Rhodes is a tourist destination. Geography of the Greek island of Rhodes Outside of the city of Rhodes, the island is dotted with small villages and beach resorts, among them Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Haraki, Pefkos, Archangelos, Afantou, Koskinou, Embona (Attavyros), Paradisi, and Trianta (Ialysos).