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Two Greek Sea Arches among World’s Top Ten

There are numerous stunning sea arches across the globe. Two of them are in Greece.”The Blue Caves” on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Sea, and the “Kleftiko Caves” on the island of Milos in the Central Aegean Sea. Kleftiko Caves These rock formations can only be reached by the sea …

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Value Added Tax on fire: Crazy hikes in food & tourism

More than 40,000 food items are been sold with a poisonous 10% Value Added Tax hike as of today and expect to burden the average Greek household with at least 55 euro per month.Beef, coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, sugar, oils – except olive oil, ice-creams, chocolates, but also condoms and …

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Amphipolis’ Kebab & Persephone’s Gyros: 4,000 vendors want to open souvlaki grills near the ancient tomb

Funding the excavations and promoting the mysterious ancient tomb of Amphipolis, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had an inner desire: to see the area blooming and attract thousands if not millions tourists every year.  Growth and development and revenues at full speed. And, indeed.  Samaras’ wish seems to come into fulfillment, …

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Greek PM Samaras: “Two tourists for every Greek”

Many puzzle about what Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ meaningful and mysterious oracle. He said that there will be “two tourists for every Greek”. What did the Prime Minister had in mind? Some wondered whether every Greek will have to host two tourists at home. Others  corrected the sentence stressing that …

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Labor Middle Ages in Greece’s tourism sector: employer had 45 workers without insurance

Tourists may have flocked in millions to Greece this year but so have the labor middle ages of the sector. The results of the controls conducted by the Labor controllers, insurance funds and employee’s unions are shocking. The uninsured work seems to have spread like a wild fire among hoteliers, …

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Greek PM Samaras: “The cosmogony has begun”

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras scared me to death his morning announcing the re-start of a cosmogony. “The cosmogony has begun,” Samaras said and I got armed to hear a new Big Bang and meet my creator. Because my logical assumption: if cosmogony refers to the creation of the world …

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Athens Guide: a useful application for tourists & expats

This is an amazing application for tourists visiting Athens and for expats living in the narrow and broader area of the Greek capital. The “Athens Guide” that gives information in English and is free to use. All you need to do is to download the application on your device, and …

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Greek gov’t to close schools so children enjoy “ski holidays”

In all seriousness: amid deepest economic crisis Greece’s Tourism and Education ministries consider to close secondary education schools for a midterm vacation week in March in order to boost skiing tourism. And thus in a country where skiing is not a tradition, and furthermore this sports art needs expensive equipment. …

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Finally Greek success story: Recession shrank thanks to tourists

There it is! Success and development. And growth. Everything goes upwards and I really do not understand why Greeks still complain about austerity, income shrinking and a non-stop misery. Recession shrank in the second quarter and thus due to several millions of tourists that picked up Greece for their summer …

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