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Touristic attractions of Naxos

 

 

"Portara", temple entrance-landmark of Naxos town

The island of Naxos is the largest and most fertile of the Cyclades.
Due to its important agricultural production, it was one of the latest to open itself to tourism. For that reason, it has kept its authentic beauty which attracts every year more and more visitors.
Naxos has a great variety of things to offer to the visitor: impressive mountainous landscapes with many isolated traditional villages, some of Europe’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches, a charming capital with its Venetian quarter, picturesque fishing villages, many Byzantine churches, ruins, active night life…
Naxos is world famous for its endless golden sandy beaches with crystal waters situated in the western coast.
Some of these beaches has kept their natural beauty and are considered as some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe: Agios Prokopios, Orkos or Plaka.

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“You in Greece” campaign – Facts about Greece

  Facts about Greece

· Greece is a safe country

Supportive data: According to Legatum Prosperity Index, Greece faces comparatively few security challenges. Domestic security is favorable. Moreover, according to Eurostat, Greece is a country with a relatively low rate of criminality. The feeling of security is well established in society.
· Greece is an attractive destination.
This comes not only due to its physical beauty but mostly due to the “value for money” relationship in the provided services.
Supportive data: According to a poll, conducted in a population of 1200 people,52% of the sample believes that the quality of travel services offered in Greece are of very good standard and 42% believes that the travel services offered in Greece rival those offered in other touristdeveloped tourist markets.

· Greece is a western democracy and the majority of Greek society supports government policy.
Supportive data: A recent research conducted by Kapa Focus research company on behalf of the weekly Newspaper ‘To Vima’, shows that 55,2% of Greeks support the austerity measures imposed by the Greek Government.
·  Demonstrations are strictly local and limited events/occurrences. They take place mostly in the center of Athens, in a specific and controlled area. The mainland regions and the islands of the Greek Archipelago, where the vast majority of tourists go, are not affected at all.
Supportive data: According to Eurostat, Greece is a favourite destination. Especially, in South Aegean and Ionian Islands, it appears that 48.168 stays and 33.304 per 1000 citizens took place, a proof of satisfaction for the Greek touristic product.
· Greece is a tourist country and Greeks know the importance of hospitality.
Supportive data: Zeus, the King of the Greek Gods, according to the Greek Mythology, named as Xenios (the one who offers hospitality) Zeus.
·  The overall number of demonstrations in Greece is lower than the E.U average.
Supportive data:All demonstrations occurred in Athens, in specific and isolated areas. In their vast majority they were peaceful.

· The picture that global media paint is, to say the least, in many cases exaggerating. In many occasions, library images were re-broadcasted as live feeds.
Supportive data: Greece is a pluralist, democratic western European country. Media freedom is protected and encouraged. During the last two weeks Greece hosted more than 300 foreign journalists.
(Greek National Tourism Organisation)

“Mama Mia” Effect in Greece

mama-mia(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Hordes of tourists are flocking to the Greek island of Skopelos to get married, throw parties on its beaches or buy land, after the enormous success of the “Mama Mia!” film, last summer, Helena Smith reports in her article “Money, money, money for Greek island as ‘Mama Mia!’ draws tourist hordes” for British newspaper, The Guardian. As “Mama Mia!” has surpassed the film “Titanic” to become the highest-earning movie ever released in the UK, Skopelos is struggling to keep up with outside interest and some odd requests from tourists, although the islanders are determined not to let the unspoiled, natural beauty of little known – before the shooting of film- island to be destroyed.

Σας Kαλούμε να Γνωρίσετε την Ελλάδα / We Invite you to Explore Greece

Η GREECE IN WORLD (www.GreeceInWorld.com) μετά από πολυετή συλλογή στοιχείων και ερευνών έχει πλέον ανοίξει τις πόρτες της στον παγκόσμιο ιστό. Έχει σκοπό την προβολή της Ελλάδας, να γνωρίσει στους υποψήφιους επισκέπτες, την ιστορία, τον πολιτισμό, τα ήθη και έθιμα, τα αξιοθέατα, τις φυσικές καλλονές της και την πανάρχαια φιλοξενία των Ελλήνων. Το έργο της απευθύνεται σε όλους που Αγαπούν την Ελλάδα :
Μέσω της ελληνικής γλώσσας, στους Έλληνες που κατοικούν στην Ελλάδα και στους ελληνόφωνους απόδημους Έλληνες.
Μέσω της αγγλικής γλώσσας, στο παγκόσμιο κοινό που κάνει χρήση του διαδικτύου, και στους απόδημους Έλληνες δεύτερης και τρίτης γενιάς, που έχουν σαν πρώτη γλώσσα την Αγγλική.
Μέσω της ρωσικής γλώσσας, στους κατοίκους της Ρωσίας και στους κατοίκους όλων των χωρών της πρώην Σοβιετικής ένωσης, που ομιλούν σαν δεύτερη γλώσσα την ρωσική.
Μέσω της κινέζικής γλώσσας, στους κατοίκους της Κίνας .
Η ιστοσελίδα της τώρα είναι πλοηγήσιμη σε 4 γλώσσες Ελληνικά, Αγγλικά, Ρωσικά και Κινέζικα, σύντομα θα είναι πλοηγήσιμη και σε άλλες 14 γλώσσες.
ENGLISH
http://www.GreeceinWorld.com after a long term research and data collection is now available in the World Wide Web.
Our goal is to promote Greece and to inform potential visitors about, history, culture, sightseeing, natural beauty, and the ancient hospitality of Greeks.
http://www.GreeceinWorld.com address anyone who loves Greece.
• Through Greek language, to native Greeks and Greeks abroad
• Through English language, to the international audience of the World Wide Web.
• Through Russian language to all the Russians and Russian speaking residents of the former USSR
• Through Chinese language to all China residents.
http://www.GreeceinWorld.com is currently available in those 4 languages and will soon be available in 14 more!