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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-25

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Tourism Min Kountoura: This is the Greece I love
  • [02] Discover the eastern Aegean - Samos

  • [01] Tourism Min Kountoura: This is the Greece I love

    "The more one travels in Greece, the more there is to discover and experience," Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said in an interview with TUI online media.

    Kountoura talked about tourism growth, the variety of coastline and the islands, the culture and cuisine of Greece.

    "We have a very personal welcome for every visitor. We invite them to a journey of authentic highly- personalized experiences and we encourage them to expose themselves to the many choices that we offer and that we can spoil them with," she underlined.

    "Greece is the land of beauty, culture and light: a light of life, good spirits and joy derived from the warmness of the sun, our heart-felt hospitality and the liveliness of the Greek people who will engage to make you feel like home and have a truly wonderful experience, while you explore the treasures of our charming destinations," she added.

    Kountoura suggested to every visitor who chooses one or more destinations in my country to visit monuments of world heritage and culture, historical religious and spiritual sites and also not miss the chance to explore fabulous beaches if they love swimming and sailing and the many incredible opportunities for sports and recreation in rivers and lakes across the country.

    "Our visitors should not miss the chance to attend festivals and local celebrations in nearby destinations that take place at the time. Our museums, art galleries and major cultural events such as the Athens Epidaurus Festival that lasts three months in the summertime, attract visitors from around the world. Daily, across Greece, festivals, local festivities, fairs and village feasts take place in open-air theatres, castles and squares, and include art performances, music, dances, local customs, incredible food and local tastes, that highlight the local culture and identity, and bring people together to celebrate life, the Alternate Tourism Minister noted adding: "This is the Greece I love."

    [02] Discover the eastern Aegean - Samos

    The island of the mathematician Pythagoras, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchos, Samos is the island closest to the Asia Minor coast.

    Samos features picturesque villages perched on Mount Ambelos that you access through vineyards, olive forests, pine forests, ravines and trees.

    One should visit the mountain of Kerkis with dozens of caves, and the area extending from the River and waterfalls to small and large Seitani that constitute a vast ecological park.

    At Ireo, the large archaeological site of the island, was born according to legend the goddess Hera, while at Pythagorean, sections of the Polykrateio Wall are preserved, as well as the ancient theater, the Roman Baths and the famous "Tunnel of Eupalinos", a unique construction of the 6th B.C. Century, which provided water in the city.

    The island has majestic monasteries and temples of exceptional architectural interest, some of which are temples that are specimens of woodcarving art that flourished on the island.


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