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Destination Greece: Trikala’s Landmarks Restored

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Trikala’s landmarks, the medieval fort and the clock tower opened to the public on April 27 after undergoing extensive restoration. Located at the north side of the town and on the top of Chasia mountain range, the old fort dates back to the Classic and Hellenistic eras. In the east side, the clock-tower was first built during the Turkish rule and replaced by another one in 1936. Trikala, capital city of the homonymous prefecture is a modern and pedestrian-friendly town on the banks of Lithaios River. Greek News Agenda: Winter Destinations

Greece: Top Tourist Destination for Australians

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Greece is among the top tourist destinations of Australian travelers for 2009 despite concerns that Greek tourism would be faced with problems stemming from the global economic crisis. Tourists looking for an endless summer, an alternative stop-over city, or wishing to get acquainted with the European civilisation will choose one of the popular destinations such as Greece, according to Australian tour operators Flight Centre.  Greece offers simple pleasures and affordable holidays to visitors, such as sailing activities in reasonable prices, locally produced wine, beautiful beaches and romantic sunsets, traditional villages and small islands where nature’s surprises are abundant, the Australian tour operator underlines. Traveldailynews.com: Greece tops Aussie tourism list Secretariat General of Information: About Brand Greece – Tourism/Hotel and Resort Infrastructure  

Greek Island Skyros is not a destination of mass-tourism

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)     The island of Skyros lies in the Northern Aegean, the largest and most isolated of the Northern Sporades. The island is more or less divided into two halves: the fertile north, with its green, rolling hillsides and the barren, mountainous region in the south. The capital “Skyros” or “Hora” is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill, and in the shadow of a medieval castle and the Byzantine monastery of St George of Skyros. Beyond the capital there’s a wonderful, long, sandy beach at Magazia and several beaches along the west coast at Atsitsa.   Continue reading